Building a Class Schedule as a Second Semester Undeclared Student
If you are an undeclared student and do not know which classes to take your second semester, no need to worry! The information below will show you how to create a schedule that allows you to address some General Studies requirements and begin to explore a possible major.
In order to build your class schedule, please have the following information at hand:
- Registration sheet
- Class Schedule Worksheet (PDF)
- Undergraduate Catalog
- Access to your Advisement Report which lists requirements and the courses approved to fulfill those requirements.
Make note of the following information and/or restrictions:
- Math placement (see the Learning Enrichment Center)
- English placement (see the Learning Enrichment Center)
- AP, IB, or CLEP exams or transfer classes for which you have received credit. This information is available on your Advisement Report.
- Limits to your unit total for this semester (full time is 12-17 units, probation and provisional students are limited to 14 units)
- Scheduling blocks you need to avoid due to other obligations (e.g., sports, music, work)
Consider your preferences:
- Are you more attentive in the morning, afternoon, or evening?
- Are you interested in exploring a major this semester?
- What kinds of classes would you prefer? Ones that require a great deal of reading? Writing? Research? A physical activity class? Science lab?
Step 1: Choose your classes
|LDRS 100 Beginnings
(Waived if you transferred in 28+ units)
|ENGL 110 Freshman Writing Seminar
(Unless you transferred it or have AP credit for this class)
|Choose the rest of your classes from this list:|
|General Studies Options|
|COMM 111 Public Communications||3 units|
(You can take a placement exam in Spanish.)
(You will need two semesters of the same language.)
|PE 240 Health Education
(Waived for nursing, biology, biochemistry, applied health, and music (B.M.) majors.)
(It is recommended that you take this class with your Fitness for Life class.)
|PE 1XX Fitness for Life, TFT 121, or Varsity Sport||1 unit|
|MIN 108 Christian Life, Faith and Ministry||3 units|
|UBBL 100 Exodus/Deuteronomy||3 units|
(Your SAT/ACT/COMPASS Score will determine your placement.)
|ART 150 Intro to Art
or MUS 120 Music Fundamentals
or TFT 101 Christianity/Creative Process
|PSYC 110 General Psychology
or PSYC 290 Human Growth and Development
or SOC 120 Introduction to Sociology
|Major Exploratory Classes|
|If you are interested in a particular major, faculty advisors are available to discuss options with you.|
Step 2: Decide on the time/day of the classes you want
- Use the online schedule of classes via home.apu.edu to pick the sections that best fit your schedule.
- Be sure to choose some alternative times and days as well as alternative classes.
- Use the Class Schedule Worksheet (PDF) to plan your schedule.
Step 3: Fill out the Registration Form
- Fill out the call number, course ID, and section for each class. If you are registering online, the online schedule will give you this information.
Step 4: Review
- Review your registration sheet with your advisor and obtain his/her signature if you register in person. For mid-semester/preregistration, make sure to look for the enrollment date and time in the Student Services Center on home.apu.edu to find out your first opportunity to register online.
Step 5: Register
- If you are entering your first semester at APU, your registration process will be coordinated by One Stop: Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center. Ask your Admissions Counselor for more detail.
- For mid-semester/preregistration, register online or at One Stop at your designated time.