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Pre-Registration

I thought you might like a bit more information about how summer pre-registration for incoming freshmen works at Vassar. The staff in the Registrar's Office pre-register the freshmen class by hand, by randomly going through pre-registration requests. The staff first tries to slot each student into a Freshman Writing Seminar, but every year some students are shut out because all three of their choices are filled up by the time their request is looked at. If you have not been placed into a Freshman Writing Seminar, you should be able to add one to your schedule during New Student Orientation, as there are still openings in many sections. If you don't take a Freshman Writing Seminar first semester, you are guaranteed a place in one second semester, and you get to register for the spring Freshman Writing Seminars in advance of the rest of the class. Read more.

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Pre-Registration/Statement of Academic Interests deadline is July 23

We're deep in summer right now, smack in the middle of July, and the beginning of the academic year seems very far away. But it's not, and by August the Dean of Freshmen Office swings into action, finalizing the details for New Student Orientation, assigning pre-major advisors, and making any necessary adjustments to the curriculum based on your course requests. To make all that happen, I need you to do two things during the next week...

Announcement

Greetings to the Class of 2018

I am the Dean of Freshmen at Vassar, the academic advisor to the incoming first-year class. Every incoming freshman is assigned a faculty member as a pre-major advisor, but I am also available during your freshman year to answer questions about your transition to Vassar, your academic program and your progress in classes. I am also a professor in the English Department, where I teach courses in nineteenth-century British literature and culture. So if you have any burning questions about Jane Austen, or Charles Dickens, send them my way. Read more.

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Registration Updates

I am the Dean of Freshmen at Vassar, the academic advisor to the incoming first-year class. Every incoming freshman is assigned a faculty member as a pre-major advisor, but I am also available during your freshman year to answer questions about your transition to Vassar, your academic program and your progress in classes. I am also a professor in the English Department, where I teach courses in nineteenth-century British literature and culture. So if you have any burning questions about Jane Austen, or Charles Dickens, send them my way. Read more.

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