Student Advising

UMass 2022-2023 Academic Calendar

Registration for the Fall 2022 semester

Seniors: 87 credits and above - Monday, April 11 - Tuesday,  April 12
Juniors: 57 – 86 credits - Thursday, April 14 - Friday, April 15
Sophomores: 27 – 56 credits - April 20-22
Freshmen: 26 credits and below -  April 25-26

NOTE: Both enrollment appointment times AND eligibility to register for a course are determined by a student’s potential credit total, which includes what the student is enrolled in currently (i.e., in Spring 2022).

The Department of Veterinary & Animal Sciences requires students to meet with their academic faculty advisor during the Fall/Spring pre-registration periods. Prior to meeting with your advisor, please review your academic advising report in SPIRE for accuracy and be prepared with any questions you have regarding academic/career goals and your plan of study for the next semester. Your questions and plans will help your advisor to suggest the most appropriate courses, independent study and practica opportunities available to you. Upon completion of your advising appointment, your advisor will remove your registration hold, allowing you to register for classes when your enrollment appointment begins. If you are unfamiliar with who your academic advisor is, please check in the lower right corner of your student center on SPIRE.  If you do not have an advisor assigned please contact lwest0 [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu (Lisa West).

Registering for Classes FAQs, please click on this link to view the most Frequently Asked Questions and their answers.

Animal Science Course List Fall 2022

Suggested Electives Fall 2022

These Checklists can be downloaded and used to assist students in their academic planning.

COURSE CHECKLIST FOR ANIMAL SCIENCE MAJOR  - ANIMAL MANAGEMENT SUBPLAN

COURSE CHECKLIST FOR ANIMAL SCIENCE MAJOR  - ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH SUBPLAN

COURSE CHECKLIST FOR ANIMAL SCIENCE MAJOR - EQUINE SCIENCE SUBPLAN

COURSE CHECKLIST FOR PRE-VETERINARY SCIENCE MAJOR

COURSE CHECKLIST FOR VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY MAJOR

COURSE CHECKLIST FOR ANIMAL SCIENCE SECOND MAJOR

ENTRY INTO THE PRE-VETERINARY SCIENCE MAJOR

PETITION TO SUBSTITUTE A COURSE FOR ANIMLSCI 101

The Registrar’s office encourages all students to use the scheduling tool, Schedule Builder . Schedule Builder will allow you to add courses, generate all possible schedule combinations, and select the set of classes that fits your needs. You can easily build your preferred schedule around work or extracurricular activities, and send them to your shopping cart in SPIRE. A link to Schedule Builder is available in your SPIRE Student Center under the Academics section.  Note: Schedule Builder does not work with Safari.

Registration details - http://www.umass.edu/registrar/students/registration
Enrollment in SPIRE - https://www.umass.edu/it/support/spire/enrollment
Schedule Builder FAQs - https://www.umass.edu/registrar/faq-category/schedule-builder
“How To: Enroll in Classes in SPIRE (Video Tutorial) - https://youtu.be/kedICmHB22I

 

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