Being a college student is very different from being a high school student. There are increased academic expectations and a much wider variety of academic, co-curricular and social opportunities at which you can direct your time and energy. You will have more personal responsibility. One of your first opportunities to take responsibility for your college education is register for classes online over the summer.
In May you'll receive an Orientation packet that will include letters of introduction from your faculty and peer advisors and an Orientation and Advising Guide. Read this information carefully - it contains everything you need to know about choosing courses and registration instructions (this info is also online). You have been assigned a specific date and time when the registration system will open for you - this date and time is only available in your personalized Orientation and Academic Advising Guide.
Your faculty and peer advisors are also your Colloquium instructors. Colloquium is a course required of all first-year students, designed to ease the transition from high school to college. As a platform for beginning thoughtful academic inquiry, and making connections between a text and your own life, your first Colloquium assignment is to complete the summer common reading. A copy of this book will be included in the Orientation packet.
Through Colloquium you will learn about how academic advising works at Linfield. All Linfield students have a faculty advisor. Your Colloquium faculty advisor will be your academic advisor until you declare a major and choose an advisor in your major department. You must meet with your faculty advisor at least once a semester prior to registration. Because the Colloquium course runs from Orientation weekend until mid-November, your advising meetings for both fall and spring registration will be part of the Colloquium course.