Before your arrive on campus for embark, spend some time getting acquainted with UNC Asheville. Listed below is information that will introduce you to our curriculum. During embark, you will meet with an advisor to discuss your plans for the Spring 2013 semester before registering for courses, but your preparation begins here and now!
Taking the time to explore the information provided here will ensure you get the most out of your embark experience and set you on a path for success!
First Things First
Review the Integrative Liberal Studies (ILS) program, UNC Asheville's core curriculum. The ILS program is unique to UNC Asheville, giving you a firm academic foundation with an emphasis on interdisciplinary exploration.
Although we will explain the ILS curriculum requirements during embark, we strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the program before arriving at embark. Use the ILS checklist to learn more.
Students who have satisfied the 44-hour General Education Core component of the NC Community College Comprehensive Articulation Agreement have automatically met some of the ILS program requirements. If you have completed the 44-hour Core, we have created a 44-hour Corechecklist that specifically outlines which requirements you have already met.
A Class for Your First Semester
Most new students are required to take a Liberal Studies Introductory Colloquium Course (LSIC). This course will introduce you to the academic rigor of UNC Asheville as well as help in your transition to our campus community.
Freshmen LSIC courses are taught in a variety of disciplines throughout our curriculum and are designated by having 179 as the course number.
Transfer, Post-Bac, and Certificate of Major Students
- Transfer LSIC courses are taught in a variety of disciplines throughout our curriculum and are designated by having 379 as the course number.
- Post-baccalaureate students seeking a second degree need to register for an LSIC 379 course.
- Students with a 44-hour core are not required to register for an LSIC 379 course, but are strongly encouraged to do so.
- Students seeking a certificate of major do not need to register for an LSIC 379.
Review Your Transfer Credits
OnePort is where you will find your transfer evaluation, register for courses, check your email and view other information related to your student record.
DegPAR (Degree Progress Advising Report) is an advising tool to help you plan your courses for the upcoming semester. It allows you to see the requirements for all of our majors and minors, as well as your academic progress, which is contingent upon our receipt of your final transcripts from your previous school(s).
What Do You Want to Take?
Look for courses that fulfill ILS requirements, potential major requirements, and pique your interest. Try to compile a list of at least 7 courses, noting the priority you assign to them along with the days and times they will meet during the semester. Below are several links that will assist you in creating this list.
Plan a Schedule
Now that you have done some preliminary planning for the upcoming semester, don't forget to bring your list of potential courses with you to embark to review during your advising appointment.
Finish Taking Care of Business
We have taken care of the guesswork for you by creating a checklist that covers all you need to address before you arrive at embark. Addressing the items on the checklist before you arrive will allow you to focus on building your spring semester schedule during embark.