Course Selection for 2023-24
Key dates & starting links
Wednesday, 5 April - course selection advertised to students and faculty
Wednesday, 12 April - advisors can begin entering course selections into Veracross
Wednesday, 26 April - course selection entry concludes in Veracross
Wednesday, 10 May - course review by Academic and College Offices concludes
Wednesday, 17 May - deadline for advisors to review and confirm course selections
Advice for students
Start with your grade level guide, above.
Meet individually with your advisor. Make time to discuss your options and consider reviewing your plan of study (Google Doc template).
Speak to your teachers when you have placement questions.
Review the course offerings on the Course Catalog (link to school website), especially course prerequisites.
Honors courses: Pay attention to the processes that determine honors placement in each department--these are usually announced by heads of department through email.
Waitlists: We are able to place students in most of the courses they request. However, sometimes space is limited or courses are scheduled at the same time creating conflicts. Seniors generally receive preference in courses with limited space. To give yourself the best chance for placement, be sure to enter first, second, and third choices where possible when selecting upper level electives.
Advice for advisors
Start with advisee's grade level guide, above.
Meet individually your advisee to understand their goals and the options in front of them. Course selection is best done in the context of longer-term goals. It will be helpful to make a plan of study (Google Doc template) with your advisees.
Note well the "Advice for students" at left.
Be attunded to diploma requirements and—if the student intends to compete competitively in athletics at the college level—NCAA eligibility requirements. The Dean of Academic Life can help with NCAA eligibility questions.
Communicate with parents frequently and clearly about course selection. These are important decisions that they will want to be informed about.
Let others know how they can help! Reach out to College Office, Academic Office, and Heads of Department with questions.