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Registration & Advising

Before arriving at Vassar, you will begin to plan your course of study by exploring the Vassar College Catalogue, reading the “Academic Information” section of The First-Year Handbook, pre-registering for the fall semester, and filling out and returning your Statement of Academic Interests.

Statement of Academic Interests

Once you declare your major (usually at the end of sophomore year), you will choose an advisor from the program or department you’re majoring in. Until that time, you will be assigned a pre-major advisor by the dean of first-year students. The only tool the dean has to match you with an appropriate advisor is your Statement of Academic Interests. Fill out this online form as soon as possible and by July 20, 2018 at the latest. During New Student Orientation, you will meet with your pre-major advisor to finalize your fall schedule.


The pre-registration period opens on June 25, 2018, and closes on July 20, 2018. During that time, you will plan and submit your tentative schedule for the fall semester. You will find a great deal of helpful information about course selection in The First-Year Handbook, and you will need to consult the First-Year Schedule of Classes (available late June.)

Once you are ready to pre-register, log into the First-Year Pre-registration website (opens June 25) and follow the instructions provided there.