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Building Your Schedule

Selecting Courses and Building Your Schedule

Prior to your advising appointment, you will be placed in the required introductory courses for your major (usually 2) and your First Year Seminar class.

If you’ve indicated to us that you’re undeclared, you will also be registered for at least two courses that will help you clarify your academic direction. Regardless of what major you eventually choose, these particular courses will apply towards your graduation requirements.

1. Let us know about AP courses

If you have completed any advanced placement course and achieved a score of 3,4, or 5, and want to request KSC review and award credit for the AP course, remember to request your official transcripts be sent to KSC from the College Board administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). To learn more about the AP credit policy at KSC, please reach out to Student Academic Support Services (SASS). It is recommended you send your AP scores as soon as possible, and you provide the information to the professional advisor when you meet to select classes and build your fall class schedule.

Advanced Placement Exams

2. Let us know about Transfer credits

If you have completed courses with a grade of C or higher at another college, and plan on transferring those credits to KSC, remember to request official transcripts from any colleges you attended be sent to KSC to start the credit evaluation process. To learn more about the Transfer policy at KSC, please reach out to Student Academic Support Services (SASS). It is recommended you send your transcript ASAP, and you provide the information to the professional advisor when you meet to select classes and build your fall class schedule.

Transfer Credits

3. Register for a Course Registration Session

From mid-April through June, students will be sent an email to register for a 30-minute virtual advising session. Your pre-selected courses will be loaded in Student Planning. During these sessions, you will work with a professional academic advisor to learn how to navigate Student Planning and select your other courses (usually 2). There will be an opportunity to inform the advisor if you are interested in pursuing a new major or minor. Please be prepared to provide information on AP or Transfer Credits, if relevant.

After your advising session, your class schedule can be found in Student Planning, which can be accessed from MyKSC through the Course Registration quick app launcher. Click My Class Schedule and follow the prompts.

3. Learn the components of a Keene State College degree

At Keene State, a typical semester course is worth 4 credits, and 120 credits are required for graduation. Although you are considered a full-time student with 12 credits per semester, we urge students to enroll in 16 credits to graduate on time.

A student will be eligible to graduate once they have completed all major and minor requirements, Integrative Studies Program (ISP) requirements and have reached at least 120 credits.

Use the Academic Catalog to get familiar with Keene State’s:

  • Majors and Degree requirements
  • Undergraduate programs

4. Schedule Adjustment

We will provide an opportunity for you to adjust your schedule during August Welcome Days. Before you drop any classes, be sure to have a discussion with an academic advisor.

For more information email call or visit SASS at:

Student Academic Support Services

ksc.sass@keene.edu

603-358-2500

5. To learn about KSC’s Student Academic Support Services (SASS) and other resources please go to:

Academic Advising

Aspire Academic Support

Tutoring

Links Summer Bridge

Office of Disability Services

Career Services

Global Education Office

Contact Orientation Staff

For general orientation questions, contact our office:

☎ 603-358-2869
orientation@keene.edu