A and B Term Course Registration

Below you will find information on the Course Registration Timeline, Great Problems Seminars, and advice for courses to take based on your major.

Course Registration Timeline 

Mid-May: Students will receive WPI login information. 

Mid-May: Math Placement Exam Opens 

Mid-May: Students will receive an email from their Academic Support Advisor with information about the next steps leading up to course registration.

May-June: Review information below about Great Problems Seminars and your major recommendations. 

June 5-June 16: Students and families are invited to participate in one of our First-Year Welcome Experiences where students will have an opportunity to meet with their Academic Support Advisor and submit their course preferences. If you are unable to attend an in-person or virtual First-Year Welcome Experience, your Academic Support Advisor will contact you in mid-June regarding next steps for course registration.

Mid-July: Your Academic Support Advisor will register you for Fall courses based on the course preferences you selected at your First Year Welcome Experience, as well as course availability.

Students will have the opportunity to connect with their Academic Support Advisor and submit their course preferences at one of our First-Year Welcome Experiences. Students and families who are not able to attend one of our in-person programs will be able to participate in a virtual experience and connect with their advisor. Your Academic Support Advisor in the Office of Academic Advising will review your course preferences and register you for your fall courses by mid-July based upon your preferences and course availability. When this is completed, you will receive outreach via your WPI e-mail address to review your schedule. 

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What should you take?

Below, click on your major to see what you should consider taking for A and B term. If you have any questions, you have been assigned an Academic Support Advisor in the Office of Academic Advising who you can contact to get help.  If you have any problems, email academic-advising@wpi.edu and we will be happy to help!

List of Majors:

Additional Registration Resources and Links

As you are considering your course recommendations listed above, we ask that you remember some important information highlighted in the resources and recommendations below:

  1. Make sure you review the whole course registration website. This will help you select the most appropriate course preferences for A and B terms.
  2. Be sure to consider your Math Placement results when selecting course preferences. It is the best guide for selecting the most appropriate math course in A and B terms.
  3. Students considering a foreign language should consider taking the placement exam to determine which level of the language you should begin with:
    1. For Spanish Placement Information, Please Email: Professor Angel Rivera (arivera@wpi.edu)
    2. For German Placement Information, Please Email: Professor Daniel DiMassa (ddimassa@wpi.edu)
    3. For Arabic Placement Information, Please Email: Professor Mohammed El Hamzaoui (melhamzaoui@wpi.edu)
    4. For Chinese Placement Information, Please Email: Professor Wen-Hua Du (wdu2@wpi.edu)
    5. For English Language (International Students) Information, Please Email: Professor Althea Danielski (amdanielski@wpi.edu) and Professor Esther Boucher-Yip (efboucher@wpi.edu)
  4. Program Tracking Sheets can help you to see the full curriculum for your intended program of study. Find your Program Tracking Sheet on the above Major pages and Here.
  5. Consider if you have AP, IB, or Transfer Credit when selecting course preferences. We recognize that you may not have received all of your scores by the time you select your course preferences. We suggest that you assume you will receive credit for the exams you took. Keep in mind that you cannot receive credit for the same course twice, so if you received credit from your exams, you should not take the course again.
  6. Your Academic Support Advisor will review your course preferences and register you for your fall classes. If you need to make any changes after that, we ask that you communicate with your advisor who can work with you to make adjustments if needed. Be sure to check your WPI email regularly throughout the summer.