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Fall Course Registration

Class of 2025

In May, you will receive an email invitation to join Canvas, an online platform that will act as a guide for course registration and prepare you for the first-year experience. All students will be assigned a summer advisor, who will assist with course registration during a one-one-one advising session beginning June 1. These sessions will be virtual or via phone.

Prior to your advising session, you must complete your Canvas checklist, which will help you prepare for your advising session. As soon as you complete the proper steps from the checklist, Canvas will invite you to schedule your session with your summer advisor. Please do this as soon as possible.

You will also receive an invitation to a virtual pre-advising session with the academic advising coordinator. These group sessions are open to students and families and will prepare you for your one-on-one session with your summer advisor.

Advising meetings provide an opportunity for you to reflect on your interests and goals and begin the conversation about how the courses you select can build an academic foundation for your future. Exploratory/undeclared students must complete the pre-arrival interest form and meet with the exploratory advisor in order to register.

Learn more about fall course registration.

Language Placement Exam

Salve Regina uses a web-based exam to determine language placement for students who studied French, Italian or Spanish in high school. Language placement for students who studied other languages will be determined through analysis of the high school transcript.

You will have an opportunity to complete the exam May 17-24, June 14-21 or during Week of Welcome. You are strongly encouraged to take the exam in May in order to prepare for your course registration meeting with your summer advisor. Once the exam is completed, you will receive a language placement that will be valid for your entire academic career at Salve Regina.

Please note: The language placement exam is mandatory for those who studied French, Italian or Spanish in high school. If you do not take the language placement exam, you will be unable to continue study of that language at Salve Regina and will need to take a different language to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

Learn more about the language placement exam.

Resources for New Students

How to accept fiscal responsibility: Provides step-by-step instructions to review and accept fiscal responsibility for your fall 2021 courses.

How to register for courses: Provides step-by-step instructions to select and register for your core and major courses. Degree plans for each major are available below. Refer to your degree plan to select major courses, core courses and a University Seminar section.

Core Curriculum overview: This is the approved list of courses that satisfy Core Curriculum requirements.

Undergraduate catalog: Each year, Salve Regina publishes academic catalogs that define University policies, such as requirements to graduate.

Programs of study: Defines all majors and minors available to undergraduate students.

AP credit guidelines: Beginning in July, the Office of the Registrar receives Advanced Placement (AP) scores for students that designated Salve Regina when they completed their exams. If you did not designate Salve Regina, please contact College Board to order your AP scores. Exam results may require you to adjust your fall schedule. Your summer advisor and the Office of the Registrar will assist you with schedule changes.

International Baccalaureate and college credit: Salve Regina reviews IB and transfer credit as official transcripts are received throughout the summer and notifies students via email of credit awarded. Please make arrangements to have an official transcript sent to the Office of the Registrar upon course completion. Electronic transcripts must be sent by the college or university to; mailed transcripts must be sent to:

Salve Regina University
Office of the Registrar
100 Ochre Point Ave.
Newport, RI 02840

Questions? Contact your summer advisor or the Office of the Registrar at (401) 341-2943 or

Degree Plans

These degree plans outline suggested courses by semester to aid in planning for current and future semesters.