Academics & New Student Course Registration


Your first course, professor, advisor, and friends.

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Final transcript and AP/IB/GCE A-Level/college transfer credits

Once you have completed your studies at your current school and have graduated high school or finished your college exams, please arrange to have your final official transcript(s) sent to the Office of Admissions. If applicable, official results of your AP/IB/etc. exams should also be reported to Beloit College, so they can be evaluated for credit. Before New Student Days, your Beloit College transcript will be updated to reflect any credit received. You can view your transcript on the Portal.

Questionnaire for advisor

Help your academic advisor get to know you! Log in to the Portal, go to the “New Students” tab, and complete the questionnaire for your advisor by January 6.

Registering for courses/Advising and Mentoring

During January orientation, new students will spend time with their assigned academic advisor/mentor and an orientation leader (a peer, trained student) as you learn about college requirements. They will assist you in selecting courses and building a schedule for success. You will be able to make more informed choices if you read the following sections on Class Units and Meeting Times, Course Load and Full-Time Status, Courses to Choose, and look through Preview Courses Now. Your advisor will work with you and as needed, other faculty, to make sure that you have the courses that you need. The following day you will the opportunity to purchase books, texts, and materials for your courses. Note that this advisor will be one of your advisors/mentors who will support you in your transition. However, as students determine their course of study, they may select additional advisors to be a part of their advising/mentoring team.

Textbooks and course materials

Turtle Creek-Barnes & Noble is the official bookstore for Beloit College and is located at 444 East Grand Avenue in downtown Beloit. The bookstore provides all textbooks and various required course materials, along with many other services. Textbook options include: new, used, rental, digital, and digital rental.  Purchase of used or rental textbooks saves students 20 percent to 80 percent off the new purchase price. Textbooks can be purchased in store, or on the bookstore website at www.beloit.bncollege.com. Students may opt to pick up their order, or shipping options are available.

Students are responsible for paying for their own textbooks out of pocket. These costs are not included in the cost of tuition. If you have paid your tuition in full, or contracted a payment plan with Tuition Management Systems (TMS), the Bursar’s Office can also approve you to charge required course materials to your student account. You are still responsible for these costs. This is just an alternate payment option in which you would receive your bill for textbooks at a later date. If you’re interested in this payment option, remember that you have to renew arrangements with the Bursar’s Office each semester, in order to be continually able to charge materials at the bookstore.

Other services and offerings at the bookstore include: official Beloit clothing and gifts, office and art supplies, backpacks, computer accessories, software and computer discounts, regular book selection and study aids, greeting cards, care packages and more. To stay current on promotions and sales, sign up on the bookstore website, their Facebook page, or their free phone app at the Apple Store or Google Play. Just search, “My College Bookstore,” then select Beloit College.

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