What will my first semester schedule look like?

We will work on that together! Those of you attending in-person orientation this June, we will walk you through the process. For those of you who can't make it, you will hear from us this summer to get your schedule set before classes begin in August.

This site provides an introduction to the Stonehill curriculum as well as samples of first-semester course schedules for each major. During Summer Orientation, each student will meet with faculty representing your academic area, as well as with representatives from the Navigation Center's Academic Advising Team and the Registrar's Office. Together, we will help you to plan your first semester at the College.

If you haven't already, please complete the pre-advising survey (check your email). Then, review the information below. When you arrive at Stonehill for summer orientation you will participate in programs explaining our curricular requirements.  

  1. Majors and Minors Available at Stonehill
  2. The Cornerstone Program of General Education
    This outline provides the context, philosophy and timeline for completing Stonehill’s four-year liberal arts curriculum.
  3. Academic Placement & Readiness Assessments
    Placement into some courses (Writing, Languages, Calculus) is contingent upon your completion of an assessment. All students should complete a College Writing Preparedness Survey. Most students should complete a Language Placement Assessment. Students planning to major in Astronomy, Computer Science, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Photonics or Physics  should take a Calculus Readiness Assessment.
  4. Guidance and Tips for Choosing Your First-Semester Courses
    These tips are intended to help guide you in interpreting this Course Selection Guide and prepare you for choosing your course preferences for the fall semester. This section will also help you make connections between the requirements of the Cornerstone Program and your intended major.
  5. External College Credit
    Many new students have earned credit for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and other college-level courses taken during high school. Details found in this section will help you anticipate any credits that may be transferrable to Stonehill and how to complete that process.
  6. Recommended First-Semester Student Schedules
    Each major and program has outlined a sample course schedule for first-year students. These schedules are accompanied by guidance that helps explain major requirements and set priorities for course selection.
  7. Course Listings for New Students
    This list contains courses available for new students at Stonehill. To read descriptions of each course, please visit the Stonehill College HillBook.
  8. Course Selection Worksheet (PDF)
    On Day One of Summer Orientation, you will hear from a faculty representative from your academic area who will help you to complete a Course Selection Worksheet. Use this Guide to help you complete the worksheet. On Day Two of Summer Orientation, faculty from every major and representatives from Academic Advising will be available to meet with you during the "Majors and courses" event to confirm your preferences and to answer any questions you may have.