We’ll guide and support you throughout your St. Edward’s experience.
College can be both exciting and scary, and we are here to help you successfully transition to St. Edward’s, and excel throughout your time on the hilltop.
In your first year, your dedicated success coach will help you choose your major, select your classes and navigate the changes that college brings. And then as an upperclassman, in addition to working with your success coach, you’ll also be paired with a faculty advisor who focuses in your area of study. Your success coach and faculty advisor will both work with you to develop your personalized roadmap for a transformational experience — both in and out of the classroom.
Selecting Your Classes
Your success coach will help you select the classes that match your academic and professional goals and degree requirements. Together you will discuss:
- Your degree plan
- Course sequencing
- Class selection
- Course registration
Freshmen: It's helpful for you to meet with your success coach before course registration begins each semester.
Upperclassmen: In addition to meeting with your success coach, you will also meet with your faculty advisor to review your upcoming semester, discuss future plans and receive your PIN.
Navigating Your First Year at St. Edward’s
As a freshman, here are just a few things you can expect during your first year:
- Most freshmen enroll in 4 or 5 classes.
- A typical schedule consists of writing, math, freshman studies, a course in your major and other general education requirements like art, speech and science.
- You may want to change your major, and that is okay. Your success coach will help you decide on a major that better aligns with your interests and career aspirations.
- It’s okay to ask for help. We encourage all students to reach out to their success coach at any time with questions, concerns, challenges or triumphs.
Building Your Academic Plan
Understanding all the courses you need to take to graduate can be overwhelming. Your success coach will help you build a customized academic plan to account for your particular major, minor and goals.
Why do you need an academic plan?
- To help you understand your degree requirements
- To build in experiential learning opportunities like study abroad, research, internships and academic-based service
- To determine if summer school is right for you
Degree Works is the tool to assist you in making an academic plan.