- Who Will Be There?
- What Happens at May Registration?
- Why Should Parents Attend?
- What About Siblings or Other Family Members?
- Do I Need to Attend the Entire Day?
- International Students
- What If I Need Overnight Accommodations?
- What Should I Bring/Wear?
- Why Do We Schedule Registration in May?
- Other Schools have Registration On-line. Why doesn’t Moravian have Registration On-Line?
- What If I Cannot Make Any of the Dates in May?
- If I don’t attend registration until June, will there be a problem getting the classes I need/want? Is this a “first come first serve?”
- Disability Services
- How will You Communicate Information About May Registration to Me?
- If I know what major I am interested in, do I still need to register for a First-Year Seminar?
- Math Placement Exam
- I am having troubling logging into to AMOS
- How Do I Register?
- AP Scores
- Where will May Registration Be Held?
- Will the bookstore be open?
- Will I help my son or daughter select classes?
- Who MUST complete the online foreign language assessment?
- Who SHOULD NOT complete the online foreign language assessment?
- Who SHOULD complete a brief oral interview during May Registration?
- I made my First Year Seminar selection, and now I would like to change my selections. What should I do?
- I selected the days I can attend May Registration. Something has come up, and I cannot make it that week. What should I do?
Each May Registration day will accommodate approximately 125 new students who have been assigned to a First-Year Seminar group of 15-18 members. This allows for personal contact with the faculty advisors and other advisors. Parents will engage with other parents in discussions with staff regarding Moravian College. Programs are designed to explore both academic and co-curricular life.
May Registration is designed to acquaint new students specifically with the academic curriculum. In advising groups organized by First-Year Seminar assignments, students will work directly with faculty members, student advisors, and other advising staff. The primary emphasis for the day will be on developing a class schedule and registering for fall classes. More detailed schedules for students and parents also are available on this web site.
In only a short time your student will begin his or her education at Moravian College. Whether this is the first time you are sending someone to college or part of a continuing involvement, we believe it is extremely important that we work together to help your daughter or son have a positive college experience.
May Registration provides you with an opportunity to discuss the academic programs offered at Moravian. Members of the College administration will be on hand to answer your questions about student life. Moravian’s expectations of entering college students will be discussed and methods for problem-solving will be presented.
With that said, please do remember that the Parent program is optional and should other obligations prohibit participation or you simply decide that the program is not for you, please understand that this certainly is a completely acceptable choice for you to make.
If family members other than parents would like to attend, that is fine with us. There is a $10 fee for lunch for each parent and family member who participates. Keep in mind that there is no separate program for younger children or day care services provided. Boyfriends and girlfriends should not attend May Registration, as we do not have programming for people other than Class members and their parents. There will not be an opportunity for parents or other guests to accompany students throughout the registration process.
May Registration is scheduled very tightly and in a very specific sequence. For that reason, students must be able to participate in the program from its beginning at 9 a.m. until its completion, which sometimes is close to 3 p.m. that afternoon. Arriving significantly late or leaving early will break the sequence and make it impossible to advise you correctly and complete your registration for classes. If you have a conflict requiring that you arrive late or leave early, the best suggestion is to select another May Registration date. If you have chosen a day and need to switch your date (subject to availability), please contact the Academic & Disability Support Office via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
International students and American students from overseas schools are encouraged to contact the Academic Affairs Office to make other arrangements for registration.
Those who live longer distances from the Bethlehem area may be interested in overnight accommodations. A list of local hotels, motels, and bed-and-breakfast inns can be found here: (http://www.moravian.edu/default.aspx?pageid=2816).
All materials that you will need for May Registration will be provided to you. Just bring your excitement and enthusiasm for Moravian College. You should bring a writing utensil with you, along with any specific questions regarding information that has been sent to you already. Attire at May Registration for both students and parents/family members is casual. Comfortable walking/athletic shoes are also recommended. Temperatures in the buildings can fluctuate, and for maximum comfort, you may want to bring a sweater. All new students will have their identification pictures taken.
If you have AP scores by the time you attend May Registration, please bring that information with you. If not, just tell your advisor about the AP credits when you meet.
People often ask us why we schedule Registration during May, which typically is a busy time of year for high school seniors.
We do this primarily for two reasons. One is the availability of our faculty members. Once summer begins, many of our faculty members leave Moravian for research and other summer commitments. Secondly, and just as important, we believe that the May Registration experience significantly lessens the anxiety students often feel during the summer before college begins.
At May Registration, students not only register for classes, but also often meet the professors they will have in the fall, familiarize themselves more with the campus, and meet potential friends and roommates. We are confident that you will find May Registration to be a good use of your time.
We have the capability to register students on-line; however, we feel that face-to-face registration, working with a faculty member and student advisor, and meeting other members of your First-Year Seminar class is the best way to orient you to Moravian College, our curriculum, and our expectations. This is your “personal advising training.” In the future, you will register online, but we feel face-to-face is absolutely the best way to start. It is this personalized attention that sets us apart from other schools.
If it simply is not possible for you to come in May, there will be an opportunity for you to register on June 27. Information about the June registration will be mailed to your home address early June to those students who are unable to register in May. For students who cannot make any of the possible registration dates, please contact one of the academic deans either via email (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (610.861.1348) to make other arrangements.
If I don’t attend registration until June, will there be a problem getting the classes I need/want? Is this a “first come first serve?”
No. There are three sessions offered during May Registration and each has a maximum occupancy of 125 incoming students. A number of seats are reserved in many first-year courses, and these “slots” are divided equally for each day of registration including the June registration day. There is no advantage to coming earlier or waiting for another date. After the June registration date, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to register for the classes you need/want.
The Academic & Disability Support Office is located at 1307 Main Street.If you wish to disclose a disability, please click here for our information packet containing instructions on how to submit your documentation. If possible, please send the documentation during the spring/summer prior to your arrival for the fall semester. Examples of disability documentation my include, but are not limited to the following:
- Most recent High School IEP or Section 504 Plan that contains psychoeducational evaluations, scores, and reports.
- Most recent three-year re-evaluation report.
- A letter from a diagnosing or treating physician
You may submit that documentation electronically via email to email@example.com, by sending a copy to the Academic & Disability Support Office, ATTN: Elaine Mara, M.Ed.,1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018, or by fax at 610.625.7365. The Assistant Director of Academic & Disability Support will work with you to develop an accommodation plan to be implemented during your time at Moravian. If you have questions or require additional information regarding these services, please contact Ms. Elaine Mara, M.Ed., Assistant Director of Academic & Disability Support via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 610.861.1510.
For additional disability support information, please click here.
Once you pay your non-refundable deposit, you will receive several communications from the College.
- The first communication will be a letter from the Center for Information Technology (CIT) instructing you to set up your username and password on the College’s intranet called AMOS.
- The second communication will be an email message from “Michelle Shafer” that will instruct you to select your First Year Seminar and the day you can attend May Registration.
- At the beginning of May, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration day and including a link to the Math Placement Exam and the Foreign Language Exam. You should not consider the day(s) you selected as the actual day you will be scheduled to attend. The official confirmation of your day will be sent via email to you at the beginning of May.
Each of the emails we send will be sent to the email address you provided on your entrance application.
Yes, all incoming students must register for the First-Year Seminar, regardless of their intended major; it is a requirement. Not only will this course prepare you to write college level papers, something you’ll be doing regularly in all majors, but the instructor also will be your academic advisor until you declare a major, which you cannot do as a first-year student. You will be enrolled in the class with other students who share your interest in the topic and also will have an assigned upper-class Student Advisor to work with you on course selection and registration, both in May and in the fall for spring semester courses. Together, your faculty advisor and student advisor will be sure that you are enrolled in the other classes you need to pursue any major in which you are interested.
The math department will send a separate letter to you containing instructions on how to take our on-line math assessment prior to registration. You should complete the assessment before May 16, 2013. This assessment will help determine the most appropriate math course for you to take. If you have any questions about this assessment, please contact the math department directly at 610.861.1335.
The Center for Information Technology (otherwise known as CIT) will send your logon information to you through the US Postal Service to your home address or PO Box. Once you receive this letter, you should log on to https://helpdesk.moravian.edu to register your network account. If you are having trouble accessing the AMOS site, please contact the CIT HELP DESK at 610.861.1500 or email email@example.com. CIT’s Help Desk is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Once you pay your non-refundable deposit to attend Moravian College, Michelle Shafer will send an to the email address you provided on your application inviting you to choose your First Year Seminar selections and the day you plan to come to May Registration. We will begin sending those emails sometime during the middle of March.
If you submit your choices by the deadline announced in the email, we guarantee placement in one of your top five choices of seminars selections. If you do not submit a choice by the deadline, you will be placed in any section with availability. We cannot invite you to our registration until your non-refundable deposit is received by the College.
If you did not receive the email from Michelle Shafer, click here for the link to register.
You can only register once. If you need to make a change after submitting your selections, please send your changes in writing to Michelle Shafer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In early July Moravian College will receive AP scores for any AP tests taken by students. The Academic Affairs Office will compare the scores which earn credit to the students’ schedules. If a schedule change is required or recommended based on the passing AP scores, someone in the Academic Affairs Office will call you to change your schedule over the summer. If you already have AP scores from junior year, please inform your advisor at the time of your registration so that he/she can take those credits into consideration.
May Registration will be held in the Haupert Union Building also known as the “HUB”.
The closest and most convenient parking lot to the Haupert Union Building (otherwise known as the HUB) is Lot F, which is behind Johnston Hall off of Elizabeth Avenue. Once that lot is full, you may also park in the parking lots off of Monocacy Street. The only places on campus where you may not park are in the premium spaces located off of Locust Street directly across from the HUB or in handicapped spaces without the appropriate placard. Other areas will not be ticketed during May Registration. To obtain a map of the campus, please visit http://www.moravian.edu/default.aspx?pageid=113. If you have any questions about where you can park, please contact Campus Safety at 610.861.1421.
Yes, the bookstore will be open during May Registration. While at the bookstore, you can purchase the required summer reading, The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson. Or you can purchase the book here. This reading will be discussed during your student’s First-Year Orientation as part of the First-Year Seminar course during the fall term.
No, your student will select classes with the assistance of his/her faculty and student advisors while you participate in the parent program.
Students who wish to continue their study of French, German, or Spanish at the college level.
- Students who have never taken a foreign language. These students will be automatically placed in any 100-level language of their choice: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Latin or Spanish.
- Students who plan to continue their study of Arabic, Italian or Latin. No online Language Placement Indicator is available for these three languages. These students must talk to their academic advisor and/or contact the chair of the Foreign Language Department.
- International students. The F3 language requirement for international students will be waived. However, we encourage students to take foreign language at the college level.
- Students who took no language in high school because of disability issues.
- Honors and Advanced Placement who have taken Spanish in high school
- Spanish Heritage Speakers
Who SHOULD complete a brief oral interview during May Registration in order to determine which language to take?
- Honors (H) and Advanced Placement (AP) students, who have taken Spanish in high school, DO NOT have to complete the Language Placement Indicator. These students will be automatically placed in Spanish 120. However, they MUST complete a short interview during May Registration. This interview will help determine if Spanish 120 is the appropriate level for them. Spanish 120 is specially designed for H and AP students who have taken Spanish in high school and it will fulfill the F3 language requirement.
- Spanish Heritage Speakers DO NOT have to complete the Language Placement Indicator. However, they MUST complete an oral interview in Spanish. This short interview will help determine if Spanish 125 is the appropriate college level course for them. This course is specially designed for heritage speaker students and will fulfill the F3 language requirement. NOTE: Heritage speakers may be individuals who were born and raised in the United States or any other English-speaking country and grew up speaking Spanish at home. Spanish-speaking students who are foreign-born may also be classified as heritage speakers.
I made my First Year Seminar selection, and now I would like to change my selections. What should I do?
You should send your changes in writing to Dean Carol Traupman-Carr (email@example.com).
I selected the days I can attend May Registration. Something has come up, and I cannot make it that week. What should I do?
You should send an email to Michelle Shafer (firstname.lastname@example.org) explaining why you cannot attend, and let her know if you can attend any of the other May Registration dates (May 21, 22, or 23; June 27). We will do our best to accommodate the changes.
This page should answer all the questions you may have about May Registration. If you still have questions after reading through this page, contact the Academic & Disability Support Office via email at email@example.com or by phone at 610.861.1510.