Course Registration and Academic Planning
Kenyon offers a great freedom of choice when planning your course of study. At the heart of a liberal arts education is the ability to investigate a breadth of courses. We believe that no single set of courses or uniform plan of study can suit all students, even for the first year.
Though registration for classes takes place during Orientation in August, you can start looking at available courses as early as the spring by visiting the online schedule of courses at http://www1.kenyon.edu/catalog. Once you have your Kenyon username and password (late June), you can login to plan your semester and bookmark courses that may be of interest to you by visiting http://remote.kenyon.edu, logging in, and clicking on "Plan Your Semester."
Some important factors to consider when beginning to plan your schedule:
- When compiling a preliminary class list, make it a long one and know that it is tentative (based on placement tests, AP/IB scores, available seats, and many other factors).
- Many courses that appear full have seats saved specifically for first-year students, so don't stress!
- No set of courses or plan is right for all students; make sure you are picking classes based on what YOU want.
- Remember, you will have the guidance of your Upperclass Counselor as well as your Faculty Advisor during Orientation, so don't get too bogged down in these early stages.
- You should not be concerned if you are unsure of a major at this time; no department requires first-year students to declare a major as a prerequisite for enrollment.
- Two requirements of all Kenyon students: quantitative reasoning ("QR") and proficiency in a second language. Language placements will be offered during Orientation, and if you need to take a language course, we strongly suggest beginning it during your first year.
- If you are considering pre-professional studies (law, medicine, business) take a look at our website for what the process might entail. To get started, check here: http://www.kenyon.edu/x11753.xml
- Finally, don't be afraid to explore disciplines you have had no experience in. As Miss Frizzle said, "Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!" To "flip" through the online Course Catalog and discover a few new classes, visit the Random Course Generator and refresh often for more choices.
For a detailed description of the web registration process from the Registrar's Office, visit this page.
If you have any questions regarding registration, you may contact Ellen Harbourt, Registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.