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First Year Students' Guide to Selecting Courses

Welcome to The College of Arts and Sciences! The College encourages all incoming students to start early in taking charge of their academic experience at Syracuse University. Our Registration Advisors are here to assist you in making customized course selections for the Fall 2018 semester. We look forward to working with you this summer, and meeting you in the fall!

Helpful Resources

To assist you in your course selection process, we highly recommend you refer to the following helpful resources.

FTES Guide

Advising and Career Services has designed a guide to assist you in using the College's online course selection system, the First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES.) We strongly recommend that you read the guide, "Got Questions? A Guide to Navigating The College of Arts and Sciences Online Course Selection System," before making course selections on FTES. FTES is available beginning May 21, 2018 under Student Services on MySlice ( Selecting your first-term courses will consist of the following steps:

  • Review "Got Questions" and related materials
  • Watch the First Term Enrollment Video Tutorials
  • Complete each page of FTES and save all entries
  • Consult with a Registration Advisor between mid May and mid June
  • Submit your finalized FTES selections by the June 15th deadline