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 June 4, 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 12 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.

Step 6: Review the Academic Guide to learn more about what to expect of your academic experience at Sewanee, including important resources, and details about our various programs.


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

Integrated Advising and Student Success 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.


Academic Guides are faculty who are available over the summer to answer any questions you have about completing the course selection form and Sewanee's curriculum. 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.


Transfer students should email Brooke Harrington, assistant dean for integrated advising and student support, at to schedule a meeting.

For this year, your Academic Guides are:

Robert Bachman, F.B. Williams Professor of Chemistry

Robert 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.

David Colbert-Goicoa, Associate Professor of Spanish

David Colbert-Goicoa received his B.A. in Spanish from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University. He specializes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Peninsular narrative; literature of the Spanish peripheries; Basque literature and film; historical memory in contemporary Spanish narrative, film, culture, and politics; and nationalism and collective identities. Both his teaching and research explore the encounter between cultures and the relationship between cultural, national, and gender identity and language and artistic representation.

Tao Song, Assistant Professor of Economics

Tao Song is a labor economist with a focus on immigration and discrimination. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Connecticut, an M.A. in economics from the University of Alberta, and a B.B.A. in economics from the University of New Brunswick. Song's current research focuses on the socio-economic integration of immigrants and the skill complementarity between immigrants and natives. Song designs and regularly teaches core economic courses such as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics, as well as field-specific courses such as Labor Economics, Economics of Immigration, and Urban Economics.

Summer Support from the Office of Advising

Question and Answer Session

The Office of Advising will be a Q&A information session this summer via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. CDT, Monday, June 10. To attend, simply click on this link ( at that time. We look forward to seeing you then!