A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ASU SCHEDULE:
Schedules received at New Student Orientation look something like the following
SUBJ - The subject known as the “prefix” identifies the academic department from which the course originates.
CRSE- Together the subject and course number define a specific course such as MATH 0013. This combination is the subject and course number for all Intermediate Algebra courses. The first number in the sequence defines the course level. Most first-year students should not be enrolled in 3000 or 4000 level courses.
SEC - Some courses have multiple sections offered. The section number identifies a course by its unique time and location. In the example above, Math 0013 is section 017 which is taught on Tuesday and Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:15 PM.
CMP - Students often overlook campus location on the schedule. This code identifies which campus a course is taught. In this example “J” stands for the Jonesboro campus.
TITLE - The course title is displayed in this section. Students should double check all course titles. If a course is designated as an honors course, students must meet criteria and have made application to the Honors Program.
CREDITS - This section identifies the “credit” hours assigned to each course. This is a tricky section. Noncredit courses such as MATH 0013 area also listed but do not carry college credit. The course number can be used to determine noncredit courses. In this example, MATH 0013 can be identified as a noncredit course because the course number begins with a “0.” The schedule shown above lists a total of 15 hours for the fall semester. Twelve hours are credited hours and three are non-credited hours. It is important to distinguish between noncredit and credit hours. Many scholarships require a minimum of 15 credited hours. However, noncredit courses do count toward full-time status.
DAYS- This section displays the days of the week the course meets: (M) Monday (T) Thursday (W) Wednesday (R) Thursday (F) Friday
TIME - This section displays the times the course meets.
BUILD - This section displays the building the course meets in.
ROOM - This section displays the rooms the course meets in.
INSTRUCTOR - This section displays the instructor of the course.