Approximately 30 students are expected
to enter the freshman class in early 2013. These students are free
during the fall for work, travel, or off-campus study, and begin their
studies in January. Although it will not be required, winter start students
will be encouraged to stay for the colleges impressive Summer Session so that they
can start the following fall with sophomore standing.
Read more on the program from
our admissions office.
Winter Start Program
Winter Start 2013 First Year Experience Courses
Printer-friendly PDF of all Winter Start 2013 FYE Courses
You have 20 points with which to bid on your eight choices. If more students sign up for a course than the course will hold, those who have placed the greatest number of points on that course will be admitted first. FYE courses are capped at 16 students for a single-instructor course (one instructor each block) and at 25 students for a team-taught course (two instructors each block). If more than 16 students place an equal number of points on a single-instructor class, the computer will randomly select the students in that class and move to the next lower choice for those students not selected. Thus, if you feel equally inclined toward your top eight choices, you might put close to equal points (using whole numbers only) on each one. On the other hand, if you greatly prefer one course to the others, you should place extra points on that course but should still select eight in all. We recommend that you do not place all of your points on one course. If you are a risk-taker and place all your points on one course and do not get in, the computer will place you behind all other students who place one or more points on your next course, and if there are more than sixteen such students, you will not get into that course; the computer will look at the next course on your list and repeat the process. Thus, it is likely that you will end up in a course that is low on your list or maybe not even one of the eight you chose. Please do not list only one or two courses as we have no way of knowing what your other choices might be if there are no spaces available in the one or two courses you listed.