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: Beginning May 31, you can review and complete your Course Selection Form on your Applicant Status Page. The form will ask you to do three things:

  • You will first be introduced to Sewanee's General Education curriculum and the variety of areas you will have the opportunity to study. Then, you'll rank your preferences of the General Education areas.
  • You will select up to six subjects from multiple areas you are most interested in studying during your first semester.
  • You will select up to six specific classes you are most interested in taking your first semester.

Step 5: Complete all prompts and submit your Course Selection Form on your Applicant Status Page by June 30.   See here for additional tips on the course selection process.


In July, after students have completed their course selection form, a team in the Office of Integrated Advising will make schedules and register students in their fall classes, based on the information provided on their forms.   

Students will meet with their assigned faculty advisor during orientation in August at which time they may discuss their schedules and will be eligible to make changes, if desired.

Academic Guides

Academic Guides will build you a balanced schedule of four classes for your first semester. They will do so based on the preferences and interests you express on your Course Selection Form (CSF), 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. As you work through the CSF, be sure to check the Frequently Asked Questions for help.


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 in June, you can email the Guides or set up an appointment to ask questions or receive assistance. 

For this year, your Academic Guides are:

Dr. Robert Bachman

Dr. Bachman holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Rice University with a focus in inorganic, organometallic, and organic chemistry. Professor Bachman's current research focuses on the construction of new metal-containing liquid crystalline materials with potentially useful physical properties.

Dr. Tao Song

Dr. Song holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in Economics. His primary field of specialization is labor economics with a focus on immigration. Dr. Song's current research focuses on immigrants' social-economic integration in the U.S. and the skill complementarity between immigrants and natives. 

Summer Support from the Office of Advising

Question and Answer Sessions

The Office of Advising will be hosting two Q&A information sessions this summer via Zoom. Sessions for all students with general questions will be held on:

  • Tuesday, June 6 at 1 p.m. (CDT)
  • Wednesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. (CDT)

To attend one of the sessions, simply click on this link ( at the designated date and time. We look forward to seeing you then!