All students should consult with their academic advisors every term before they enter initial course choices and each student will have an opportunity to register for a first course before anyone in their priority group will be registered for a second course. Please read carefully to understand your responsibilities throughout the process.
ARMS has been designed to make the registration process just that… SIMPLE. Access ARMS through MyFurman. Once you are logged in, use the ARMS for students menu to browse the course listings, check your registration status, review your course or CLP transcript, or access the Initial Course Election (ICE) or Course Adjustment Processing (CAP) tools. Each screen will provide an explicit set of instructions about how to make it work.
Be aware though, you may not be permitted to participate in the registration process or you may be dis-enrolled from courses if you have outstanding obligations, financial or otherwise, to the University. Information regarding enrollment restrictions and record holds can be obtained through the ARMS student status page.
DO NOT DISREGARD NOTICES YOU RECEIVE FROM UNIVERSITY OFFICES!
Initial Course Election (ICE)
Your first opportunity to select courses for the next term, Initial Course Election (ICE), is conducted to help distribute available course seats equitably. The priority you receive during ICE is based on your anticipated date of completion when you first arrived at Furman and then by the number of Cultural Life Program (CLP) events you have attended prior to the ICE deadline for your group.
For example, if when you arrived at Furman you were expected to graduate after the spring semester of this year you would be considered a senior. As a senior, if you have attended 24 or more CLPs your ICE requests will be processed first, while if you haven't attended at least 24 events your requests will be processed separately after all other seniors compliant with CLP attendance guidelines.
|ICE Priority Group||
Anticipated Completion Date (when do you expect to graduate?)
(prior to the ICE deadline for your group)
|Rising Senior||2013 or sooner||24 or more|
|Rising Junior||2014||16 or more|
|Rising Sophomore||2015||8 or more|
All returning students may begin to enter their course selections during the same time frame. Consult the Important Dates page to find out when the submission deadlines will be for your priority group each semester.
Plan to meet with your academic advisor to discuss your course selections prior to the ICE submission deadline for your priority group. Use the tool to compose a healthy set of possibilities for you and your advisor to consider. Once both of you are satisfied with your selections, your advisor will update your record in ARMS via the Current Advisees screen. Advisor permission is required throughout our registration process for any of your requests to be submitted successfully. Visit the Academic Advising web site to find out more about what you can expect from your advising relationship.
ICE requests for a particular priority group are processed at the same
time, provided you are current with your CLPs, so all students have a similar opportunity to be enrolled for their
first choices. Once processing is completed for each group, course schedules
will be released via ARMS. Students
may then adjust their class schedules using the Course Adjustment Processing
(CAP) tools in consultation with their academic advisor consistent
with the dates posted on the Important Dates page.
Course Adjustment Processing (CAP)
All students may use ARMS to adjust their course schedules as they see fit during designated periods identified on the Important Dates page. CAP is available for web-based transactions throughout the entire change period including the first seven class days of each semester. Consulting with your academic advisor about any changes you are considering is still a very good idea though. In fact, you won’t be able to execute any of the changes you are planning if your advisor has not cleared you to do so. The CAP tool is available via the ARMS for students menu. Follow the instructions provided on-line to navigate your way through the process.
Registration overrides (entry
to full courses, instructor permission, prerequisite waivers, etc) require manual intervention.
To do so, visit the Academic Records
home page and select “How to… obtain forms and worksheets
from Academic Records” or stop by our office in the Administration
Building, Room 4. On the request: identify yourself by name and include
your Furman ID number (printed on your ID card), mark changes you intend
to achieve, secure appropriate signatures as indicated on the request,
and submit in person at Academic Records. A staff member will confirm
that the request has been processed before you leave the office.
Any change to a first year seminar assignment must be completed manually
through Academic Records and will occur strictly on a space available basis.
Any change to a first year seminar assignment must be completed manually through Academic Records and will occur strictly on a space available basis.
NOT BE ADDED TO YOUR SCHEDULE AFTER THE
Other Items to Consider
seeking to audit a course, enrolling for a credit-bearing course on a
non-credit basis, may do so by submitting a completed audit request
in person to Academic Records. Again, this may be accomplished only after
all students have had their first opportunity to register through ICE
for the next semester.
This page last updated February 6, 2011
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