When you're a student at BSC, we may
use your photograph or video images
for promotional materials online, in
publications, in advertisements, and
elsewhere electronically and in print.
If you prefer not to be included, you
must complete the enclosed media
opt-out form and submit it in person
to the Office of Communications on
the ground floor of the Stockham
Building when you come to campus
this fall. At that time, you must have
a photograph taken for our files so we
can identify those opting out. If you
have any questions, please contact
the Office of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
The Family Education Rights and
Privacy Act (FERPA) affords certain
rights to students concerning the
privacy of their education records.
Please complete the FERPA form
included in this packet and indicate
if you authorize any third parties,
typically parents or guardians, to have
access to your education records.
You can bring the completed form
to Summer Orientation or email it email@example.com
CHOOSING YOUR COURSES
We know putting together your first course schedule is daunting. That’s
why we’ve taken care of the process for you. We try to match you with the
courses that fit both your interests and BSC's degree requirements. Most
likely, we will schedule you for three units—three one-unit courses—during
your first term to help with your transition to college. Taking three units in
the fall is a full load and won't slow your track to graduation, but you may add
a fourth course during Fall Orientation if you choose. After your first term,
you should take four units each fall and spring. During your first year, you are
• Broaden your knowledge by taking courses in disciplines you have not
studied. Now is a great time to experience something new.
• Prepare for college level work by taking an Explorations in Scholarship
(ES) seminar. These courses are specifically designed for and limited to
first-year students. You are required to take one Explorations in Scholarship
course during your first year, either in the fall or spring term. You will rank
your choices for ES courses separately when you submit your preferences.
• Explore possible majors by taking introductory courses in several different
You’ll find more extensive guidance about course selection and registration,
including all the forms you will need, later in this packet and on the
Orientation section of the BSC website. If you have any questions, please
contact Professor Kim Lewis at (205) 226-4769.