May Experience Registration Instructions
Who can register?
Enrollment in May Experience courses is available to all students admitted as degree-seeking undergraduates at Furman. If you are interested in enrolling for May Experience, but have not been admitted to the undergraduate program you must complete a non-degree seeking student application available from Academic Records.
What courses can I take?
Students may enroll in no more than a single two-credit May Experience in any given year. Plan now to speak with instructors who will be leading the experiences and your advisor. Both sources can provide you with some critical information and some insights into what May Experience might make sense for your academic goals.
You must also be cleared by your advisor before you can take action on any enrollment request, electronically or otherwise, for the May Experience. Remember too, some experiences will require the completion of pre-requisite courses or may be enrolled on an invitation-only basis.
What do I need to do to register?
All students may use the CAP (Course Adjustment Processing) tools available via the ARMS for students menu to register for May Experience. Follow the instructions provided on-line to navigate your way through the process.
You may also use paper-based enrollment requests to get yourself registered for May Experience. In fact, for some experiences (courses requiring instructor or department permission) this will be the only acceptable method. If you need or want to use this route, you should complete the enrollment request in full. Your written request is important to ensure that we take action on your enrollment exactly as you instruct. For your convenience, a .pdf version of the enrollment request is available for you to print, complete, and submit.
Where do I register?
Using the CAP tools, you can register from anywhere you can sustain a connection to ARMS. On the other hand, paper enrollment requests may be submitted in a variety of ways. You can deliver your request directly to Academic Records in the Administration Building, Room 004. If you can't make it to campus, fax or mail your request. Reach us by fax at (864) 294-3551 or mail:
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
When can I register?
May Experience Homepage
Your opportunity to register for May Experience begins Monday, November 29. Students may use the CAP (Course Adjustment Processing) tools to register through Thursday, March 31. We encourage you to register between these two dates as seating in courses is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You should be mindful that courses can be cancelled for lack of enrollment if we don’t know about your interest. Initial enrollments requests processed after Thursday, March 31 will be subject to a $100 late registration fee.
Can I change which May Experience I will participate in once I've already registered?
You can change your May Experience, using CAP (through March 31) or a paper enrollment request, through the second day of the experience. Enrollment in courses is closed at the end of the second class day. You are permitted to withdraw from courses through the eighth class day; a "W" mark will be posted on your permanent academic record indicating your withdrawal.
What about auditing, pass-fail grading and other academic regulations?
You may enroll for a May Experience course on a zero credit basis by registering as an auditor. You can register to audit courses until the second class day. Be sure to complete an audit request if you will avail yourself of this option.
You may also elect a pass-no passgrading option for a May Experience course that you have already registered, consistent with the pass-fail policy as stated in the University Catalog. The deadline for declaring a pass-fail grading option in a qualifying course is at the conclusion of the eighth class day.
May Experience courses operate on the same academic principles as any other instruction at Furman. Consequently, the same academic regulations apply. Please refer to the University Catalog for more detail.