Academic Planning

Academic Planning

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Exploring Your Options

Your first year should be about exploring academic options and taking courses that interest you. You won’t declare a major at the University of Richmond until your sophomore year, so there is no pressure to decide what you want to study right now!
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Planning Your First Semester Schedule

With so many majors, minors, and interdisciplinary programs to choose from, planning out your first semester can seem overwhelming—but don’t worry! You’ll have dedicated faculty, staff, and peer advisors who will meet with you to discuss class options and prepare you to register.


units of coursework in your first semester


most courses are worth 1 unit


units are needed to graduate

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Registering for Classes

Once it’s time to register, you will do so in BannerWeb, our online portal for class registration. Your academic and peer advisors will make sure you know how to navigate the system in advance.