Step 3: Creating your course request form

The Course Request Form will prompt you to choose courses that are listed on the first semester of your MAP.

For example, here is the first semester of the Anthropology MAP:

A Ant 108
Arts Gen Ed
Humanities Gen Ed

"A Ant 108" is a required major course that all students choosing this MAP will take. Any specific course that is listed on the first semester of your MAP is a required major course, and will already be listed on your Course Request Form.

"Arts Gen Ed" and "Humanities Gen Ed" are courses that will satisfy general education requirements. Students following this MAP will be presented with lists of available courses in each category and are prompted to identify 5 classes of interest from each list, to allow for flexibility in creating an appropriate schedule.

"Elective" means any course offered at the university. Students following the Anthropology MAP will be presented with appropriate elective choices, and will be prompted to identify 5 classes of interest for each Elective slot.

There is a link to the course descriptions for all available classes, at the top of the Course Request Form. You should use this link to fully explore your course options before making final decisions.

Other Things To Consider:

Read the options below and click the appropriate links for information that pertains to your academic plan. Once you have read through the information, proceed to the bottom of this page to start the Course Request Form.

  1. AP, IB, and College credit
    As part of your Course Request Form we will ask you to list all exam and college credit that you have already earned or that you think you may earn. (We realize that you may not have received all of your AP scores yet.) Your advisor will take this information into account when creating your schedule. For example, if you have taken the Psychology AP exam and your MAP requires you to take A Psy 101, your advisor will make an appropriate substitution.

    To learn more about AP Exam equivalencies click here. To learn more about IB exam equivalencies click here.

  2. Pre-Health Students

  3. Pre-Law Students

  4. Freshman Seminars
    Freshman Seminars are a great opportunity to learn about a cutting edge topic while becoming familiar with the expectations of University life. Get to know fellow students and an esteemed member of our faculty in a small class setting. Learn about the University at Albany’s resources, and develop the skills needed to be a successful college student.

  5. Honors College
    Honors College courses can only be taken by students who have been admitted in to the Honors College.

  6. Living-Learning Communities
    L-LCs offer incoming freshmen with similar interests, majors, or lifestyles, the opportunity to live together in the same residence hall, take some of their courses together, and meet regularly with faculty and upper-classmen who share their interests. The University at Albany offers freshmen a number of Living-Learning Communities to suit a variety of career paths and interests. Your advisor will substitute in the appropriate classes if you are admitted to an LLC.