Gateway Foundations Registration for Winter 2016
Freshman now have priority when registering for the following Gateway Foundations courses.
- FDAMF 101 or FDCIV 101 (Students Must Take One of the Two, Not Both)
- FDENG 101
- FDHUM 110
- FDMAT 108
- FDSCI 101
All online (ONLN) sections of the Gateway Foundations courses are available to all students on the first day said student is eligible for registration. However, on-campus (DAY) sections are reserved for priority registration for on-campus freshman in accordance with the following schedule:
|Nov 16||First semester Freshmen with 12+ credits can begin to register for up to 2 DAY Gateway Foundations courses and any additional courses.|
|Nov 17||First semester Freshmen with 1+ credits can begin to register for up to 2 DAY Gateway Foundations courses and any additional courses.|
|Nov 18||First semester Freshmen with 0 credits can begin to register for up to 2 DAY Gateway Foundations courses and any additional courses.|
|Nov 23||Second semester Freshmen can begin to register for up to 2 DAY Gateway Foundations courses.|
|Nov 25||All non-freshmen students can begin to register for up to 2 DAY Gateway Foundations courses.|
|Nov 30||All students can begin to register for up to 5 DAY Gateway Foundations courses.|
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the purpose of priority registration for campus freshmen?
- Is there a limit to the number of Foundations Gateway sections for which I can register?
- How do I know if I qualify as a new or second-semester freshman?
- I am a second-semester freshman; why can't I add these classes on my first priority registration date?
- I am not a freshman but still need to take these classes. What do I do now?
- I am a transfer student; how does priority registration apply to me?
- I am an online student; how does priority registration impact me?
- Can an instructor authorize me to add more than two of these Gateway Foundations courses?
- How important is it that I take these Gateway Foundations courses as a freshman?
- Can I add myself to a waitlist for these courses if I am not a Freshman?
- Is there someone I can contact if I have any further question?
BYU-Idaho has experienced, and expects to continue experiencing significant growth in our enrollments. This growth has put significant pressure on the demand for these Gateway Foundations sections. Priority registration is an effort to facilitate a smoother transition for new freshman into BYU-Idaho and into the six required Gateway Foundation courses. The focus on helping freshmen get seats in these courses is due to the fact that these courses have been designed and intended for freshmen students. If a freshman doesn't complete these courses early in their academic experience, it can impact the sequencing of their subsequent time at BYU-Idaho.
Yes. From November 16 through November 29, all students will be limited to registration in only two on-campus (DAY) sections of these courses. However, all students will have unlimited access to online (ONLN) sections of these courses. Beginning Monday, November 30, the registration limit of two will be lifted, and students will be able to register in the DAY sections of all six courses if needed and if seats are available.
New freshmen have been identified as students for whom Winter 2016 will be their first semester of enrollment at BYU−Idaho and who have earned less than 30 college credits, including transfer credit accepted at BYU−Idaho.
Second-semester freshmen have been identified as students who have attempted less than 21 credits at BYU−Idaho and who have earned less than 30 college credits, including transfer credit accepted at BYU−Idaho.
For the same reasons stated previously, they will not be available to second-semester freshman until November 23. Second-semester freshmen will be able to register for all other courses on their first eligible registration date. However, on-campus (DAY) sections of these six Gateway Foundations courses will not be available until November 23, when all have simultaneous access to them.
Non-freshmen who have not yet completed one or more of the Gateway Foundations courses will have unlimited priority access to online sections of these courses.
Beginning Wednesday, November 25, non-freshmen will be given access to register for a maximum of two Day sections of the Gateway Foundations courses. Additionally, on November 30, the registration limit of two courses will be lifted, and all students will be able to add additional DAY sections of these courses, if available.
If Winter 2016 is the first semester you will be attending BYU−Idaho and you are transferring in less than 30 college credits (including AP or IB), you will be considered a new freshman and will be eligible to register for two on-campus (DAY) sections of the Gateway Foundations courses beginning the day you are eligible to register for all other courses. However, if you transfer in more than 30 college credits, you will be eligible to register with the other non-freshmen on the dates indicated.
All online students can register for ONLN sections of the Gateway Foundations courses on the first day eligible to register. Priority registration only applies to on-campus (DAY) sections, for which online students are not eligible.
No. Instructors cannot override the registration limit of Gateway Foundations courses, nor can they authorize you to register before your assigned registration date.
It is very important for freshmen to take the six Gateway Foundations courses in their first few semesters in order for the sequencing of subsequent semesters to not be impacted negatively. Therefore, freshmen are strongly encouraged to take advantage of their ability to register for these courses before other students on campus have access to them.
No. The waitlist for the Gateway Foundations courses will function the same as the waitlist for any other course. Students may only be registered and waitlisted for a maximum of two Gateway Foundations courses at any time and can only waitlist when it is their day to register for DAY Gateway Foundations courses. For example, students may register for one and waitlist one Gateway Foundations section, but may not register for two sections and waitlist a third.
Yes. Please email any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org.