It's time to start thinking about the courses you might take in your first semester at Sewanee, and we've gathered everything you'll need right here.

Find Your Academic Passion

steps to completing your Course Selection form:

Step 1: Watch the above video!

Step 2: Review our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Step 3: Look over all the available courses for incoming First-Year Students or Transfer Students.

Step 4: Make a list of twelve (12) different courses from the First Year Course Listings:

(4) courses should relate to your potential major(s)/minor(s)/academic interest(s)

(4) courses should be in new and intriguing disciplines you want to explore

(4) additional courses that you find interesting 

Step 5: Complete all prompts and submit the twelve courses on your Course Selection Form on your Applicant Status Page from June 8 to June 26. 

Academic Guides

Academic Guides will build you a balanced schedule of four classes from the twelve you select. They will do so based on the preferences and interests you express on your Course Selection Form, and will also keep information in mind from your academic inventory, student life requests, athletics, and more. In early August you will receive an email announcing that your schedule is ready to be viewed with instructions on how to access it. 


While these faculty members have their own areas of specialty, they are all experienced advisors who are qualified to discuss all areas of our curriculum. Beginning June 8, they will be available by email and by phone between 10:30-3:30 (CDT), Monday–Friday.

For this year, your Academic Guides are:

Dr. Julian Ledford

Dr. Ledford holds a B.A., Washington and Lee University, an M.M. from The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and an M.A and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Ledford currently teaches in Sewanee's French and French Studies department.

Dr. Mark Preslar

Dr. Preslar hold a B.A. from Arizona State University, an M.A. from University of Arizona and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He has also completed coursework at Moscow State University and Leningrad State University. Dr. Preslar currently teaches in Sewanee's Russian department.

Dr. Emily Puckette

Dr. Puckette holds a B.A. from Smith College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. Dr. Puckette currently teaches in Sewanee's Mathematics department.

Dr. Don Rung

Dr. Rung holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University. Dr. Rung currently teaches in Sewanee's French and French Studies department.

Dr. Alyssa Summers

Dr. Summers hold a B.A. from Lawrence University and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Summers currently teaches in Sewanee's Biology department and is Director of the Office of Medical and Health Programs.