Incoming Students

Welcome to Kalamazoo College! The Registrar’s Office and Advising Office are here to help you with fall term course selection and registration. As more information becomes available and the time to register nears, these pages will be updated with detailed information and instructions, so make sure to check back often.

Registration Announcements and Reminders

Fall course drop/add is now open and you can adjust your schedule in Student Planning, if needed. Additionally, during orientation you’ll meet with your academic advisor to further finalize your schedule. Please note First-Year Seminar placements are final except in rare cases due to exceptional circumstances. If you need to change your Seminar due to modality (online or in-person) or another alteration to the course schedule, please contact the Registrar’s Office at

Registration Process

Incoming first-year and transfer students register online for fall courses in mid-July 2020. The required steps are:

  1. Complete online placement exams by June 15. If you did not complete the exams by June 15, you should still complete them as soon as possible.
  2. Review and update your Emergency Contact information by July 13.
  3. Read guidelines and advice on choosing your fall courses.
  4. Plan your fall course schedule.
  5. Register for fall courses online during the week of July 13. You will receive a message to your Kalamazoo College email a week or so prior with your specific scheduled registration time.

Questions about the registration process? Contact the Registrar’s Office or the Advising Office (from your Kalamazoo College email account, please).
Since we are working remotely due to COVID-19 regulations, we can also set-up a video chat or call through Microsoft Teams if needed based on your specific questions – email us to find out more about this option!

A note about fall planning: To provide appropriate physical distance, classes will be offered in a variety of ways in the coming year. For the fall, we plan to offer courses in a hybrid of in-person and online components that will reflect a range of instructional formats, from those with significant in-person components to others that are completely virtual. The goal of this approach is to enable students to have interactive, relatively small classes in the K tradition whether they are able to physically access campus resources or must take their full course load from a distance. It also ensures that we can nimbly adapt to changes in public health that may occur during the term. Information about the format for specific courses will be available by early August and students will have the opportunity to adjust their fall course schedules, if needed.