Q:Is there any way to tell how far apart some of the buildings are? I'm trying to start to think about schedules and classes that I want to take, but I don't really know how far apart some of the buildings are so I don't know if it would be possible to take some classes back to back.. thanks !
Distance from class to class is not a big issue. I was worried about it at the start of freshman year and planned my classes accordingly, but you will have enough time to get from class to class in 10 minutes. Unless the class is on south campus (which is usually only going to be a business class) and your next class is on north campus, it shouldn’t be an issue. As long as you’re planning on going from one class to the next, you’ll be fine. Professors are usually very good about letting students out on time. I wouldn’t worry about how far apart some of the buildings are when planning my schedule. It’s not a big issue at all. If you’re still concerned, i would suggest just looking at a campus map to get a feel of campus, or just spend a little bit of time at the end of the first day of orientation walking around to get a feel of campus as you don’t sign up for classes until the second day.
Q:Hi, I was accepted as a first year in early application. Will I get rejected because of a C on my final transcript? It's my first C ever and it's in an AP class.
I would imagine you’re fine. My friend had a D on her final transcript for last semester and there wasn’t an issue. If that’s you’re only C, I dont think it would be an issue. I would suggest contact admissions and seeing what they say about it.
Q:According to my SAT Math 2 test, I'd place into "Math 130 or 152." Why "or"? And also, how many math classes are between 152 and 231?
152 doesn’t really relate unless you’re planning on a business major. Math 130 is Pre-Calc, and then you’d take 231 next. If you’re going to be a science major I’d take Math 130 because you need 231 (Calc) to follow.
Q:When do we find out what dorm we are living in?
You should find out in early June.
Q:If I placed into a 203 level language does that mean I only need to take one semester of it to fulfill my general ed requirements? Also, are 203 level languages known for being difficult?
Yep, just one semester for gen eds! And, it depends on the course really. Something like Arabic would be hard, but Italian or Spanish would just be normal.
Q:Hi,I will be living in Odum. I don't plan on cooking much. But will we have refrigerators in the apartment? Do we need to rent it?
I’ve checked the housing website and am unable to find out if the refrigerator is included. The apartment is furnished, but I don’t know if that counts. Email Housing and they can surely tell you!
Q:I'm an incoming undergrad freshman and while applying, I put myself down as a bio major. I did that wanting to go into premed and I've been looking at majors- public health seems like more of what I am interested in! Can I change the major that I put down? An I being held to it? When I signed up for orientation, I put down bio as well. Should I change that too, to make sure I'm getting started where I need to be? How does all this work...
I too wanted to change my major when orientation came around. I emailed the person in charge and they told me they wouldn’t change the orientation major. When you get to orientation, they will group you by your general major: sciences, maths, etc. Because you’re with Bio, they’ll probably already be discussing premed and the counselor you’re partnered with will know information about public health. Orientation really isn’t about major so much. They may give you some information-I was in the group with a mix of chemistry, biology, and math majors and they told us that we should be taking a basic science class (chem 101 or biol 101) and handed out worksheets about classes for premed, nursing, and prepharmacy. They know freshman will most likely change their major so it isn’t that big of a deal. If you were in the economics group, I would say it was more of an issue. Being that you are biology, I think you’ll be fine. I also don’t think you can officially declare a public health major because you have to apply to it during your sophomore year. I also believe you can officially change your major during orientation to whatever you want-the counselor will sit down with you and a few other students and you’ll be able to discuss it. I think you’re fine for now. Declaring your major isn’t a huge deal right now.
Q:I wish to major in economics, and with my test grades I would place into Math 231. However, on the econ website it says they recommend taking Stor 113. Do I take both? How much math is required for the economics major and general ed requirements?
You must take math 231 and I would highly suggest taking stor 113. I believe econ 420 (?) is econ with statistics. Of my friends in that class, they highly suggest taking a statistics course before taking that econ class. Not that it’s not manageable without it, but it could help alot. You are required to take a Quantitative reasoning credit class, and that will be fulfilled by the math 231 credit. I would suggest taking math 231 first semester and stor 113 second semester.
Q:What exactly is included in the CCI laptop package? (in terms of items, not coverage)
I’m trying to remember exactly what is included.
I’m pretty sure it’s just a laptop, a laptop lock, and ethernet cord.
Q:Could you please explain how to search courses on MyCarolina?
On the Student Center homepage, click “Search” at the top left under “Academics.” Then select the Term, which will be Fall 2013, and a subject. You can click the drop down “Additional Search Criteria” to edit it a little more or search by Gen Ed by using the magnifying glass.