Module 4: Registering for Classes
Choosing your Classes
First Year Students:
First-year students who have little to no transfer credits, should use our registration worksheets to help you choose your first-semester classes.
Transfer or first-year students who have transfer credits, should use DegreeWorks to determine which classes you already have credit for and which you should take in your first-semester.
Other Resources for Choosing Classes
Programs of Study Every major at Appalachian has a Program of Study with all required coursework.
Four Year Guides. Four year guides are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for your major. They are really helpful in deciding what to take your first-semester, but remember, they are just suggested course sequencing. If you are transferring lots of hours to Appalachian, you will definitely need to modify your Four Year Guide. Transfer students and first-year students with lots of transfer credit may need to look at a much later semester for guidance.
If you are undecided about your major, stick with Gen Ed classes for your first-semester (unless you have completed your Gen Ed requirements through transfer credits). If you are a first-year student and need RC 1000 and First Year Seminar (UCO 1200), plan to take one of these in your first semester and save the other for your second semester.
Remember to plan for about 4-6 classes in your first-semester or 15-16 hours. This will keep you efficiently on track towards graduation.