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Spring 2023 AAD Registration

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What are the registration dates and times for Spring 2023 enrollment?

For the latest information on registration dates and times, please visit the Registration and Academic Services website. 

What AAD classes are being offered in Spring 2023?

Click here to view the Class Schedule for Spring 2023.  In dropdown, please choose 2022 Fall, hit continue and then follow prompts to search for ARCH, ART or DES courses.

What new classes, or classes not in the catalog, are being offered in Spring 2023?

For new classes and classes not in the catalog, please follow this link.

What other changes are there to classes in Spring 2023?

In an earlier version of this document, we made a mistake describing enrollment options for DES 153 and DES 253.  To clarify: All students continue to be required to take these two courses in sequence (DES 153 as a prerequisite before DES 253)  The only exception to this rule is for students who this Fall 2022 were granted special permission to take DES 253 this fall out of sequence: those students will take DES 153 this spring, and will have priority seating for that course.

What classes require department permission?

Please refer to this document for a list of courses that require department permission for Spring 2023. Some department courses also require a prerequisite.  Please refer to the Course Catalog to determine which courses require prerequisites. Other courses require instructor permission. 

How do I request to take department permission courses?

Use the department pre-registration form link.  The form opens Friday, Nov 4 around 9am.  It will remain open through Thursday, Nov 10 around 9am.  

How do I request to take a course that is instructor permission?

Some instructor permission courses appear on the department permission form, with instructions on how to apply.  If an instructor permission course does not appear on the form, please email the instructor directly for permission.

Important note regarding how department permission is given

Please note, at no time are spots held for AAD majors and minors.  All students interested in AAD courses that require department permission, including declared majors and minors, must fill out the department permission form.  Permissions are determined by course instructors at the close of this form and throughout the registration period.  Please be advised that there is no guarantee that space will be available.

Department permission is given in the following priority order:

  1. Declared AAD majors and minors

  2. Non-major, non-minor, and undeclared students

More information about declaring majors and minors can be found here.  Contact Pam Mongi if you have further questions about declaring that are not answered in the link above.  

How does department permission work?

Requesting department permission for a class does not register you for a class.  If and when you receive department permission you will be alerted via email.  Please at that time register for the class as soon as possible.  

Department permission expirations. Once you receive departmental permission approval, please register for the class according to the official registration dates and times for your class year.  Departmental permissions expire at 12:00 p.m. two days after your official registration date.  If for example your registration date is Monday, November 14, then your permission expires Wednesday, November 16  at 12:00 p.m.  After the first week of registration, department permissions expire two days after receiving the email stating your status. 

I’m not a major or minor in the department, but want to take a department permission course. How do I go about doing this?

Non-major and non-minor students are welcome to apply for department permission for courses they are interested in.  Majors and minors of AAD will have first priority for department permission courses, and after this, remaining spaces will be offered to non-major students.  Permissions are determined by course instructors during the registration process.

I did not apply for department permission, and want to take a department permission course, but it is full now. How do I get on the waitlist?

Please contact Christine Kreschollek for information about how to get on the waitlist for departmental permission ART and DES courses.  For ARCH courses please contact Pam Mongi.  

AAD manages waitlists for these department permission courses only.

Waitlists for non-departmental permission courses are managed by the Registrar.  Please follow this link to learn more about how you can get on the Registrar’s Office waitlist.  

What happens if I do not attend the first day of class?

The first day of class is mandatory for all students. Rostered as well as waitlisted students are required to attend the first day of class. During the first class session, the professor will review waitlisted students to determine if a student can be added to the class. If you do not attend the first day of class, the professor will replace your space with another student and you will be required to drop the class.    

How do I declare a major or minor with AAD?

To learn more about the declaration process and the forms you will need to fill out, including the university's major declaration form, please follow this link and search for MAJOR DECLARATION FORM.

Please contact Department Coordinator, Pam Mongi (pgm0@lehigh.edu) if you have any questions.

How do I know what courses I will need to take for my major or minor?

If you are already a declared major or minor, please consult with your advisor on what courses to take, and in what suggested sequence.  If you are undeclared and do not yet have an advisor in the department, please refer to the course catalog, which lists what courses are required for majors.  

Please follow this link to learn more about our minors.