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Registering and Advising

As you plan to register for classes, first find your checksheet for your major and option. Look at the timetable to see which classes are available, and plan your schedule. Then meet with your advisor to discuss your progress, your proposed schedule, and any other questions you may have. Finally, register for your classes. If you have any questions about choosing classes or registering, contact your advisor or the CNRE Advising Center.
  • Advising

    It can be easy to get lost in a large university, so CNRE students each have a faculty advisor to help them chart their course to a degree. Students meet with their advisor every semester before registering for classes.

  • Registration

    Once a plan and schedule have been agreed upon by student and advisor, registration itself is usually straightforward. You request courses during the Course Request period, and then you can add or drop courses during Registration.

  • Graduation Requirements (Checksheets)

    Each major and option has its own list of courses that are required for graduation, with some flexibility to allow you to tailor your plan of study to your own interests.

  • Timetable of Classes

    The timetable lists the courses that are being offered each semester, by major and location. Use this as you plan your schedule before registering.

  • Change Major or Option

    Are you interested in switching from another college to CNRE? Are you already a CNRE student, but you want to change do a different major or option in CNRE? The process (and forms) for each type of major change are listed here.

  • Student Forms

    For anything else, you will probably need a form, like to be force-added to a course, to do an independent study project, or to change a major.

  • The Advising Center

    If your advisor can't help you with your questions or problems related to registration, contact the CNRE Advising Center.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Can’t find what you are looking for? Visit our FAQ to find the answers to many commonly asked questions.

Contact the Advising Center

For general questions, contact the Advising Center at (540) 231-5482 or We are located in 138 Cheatham Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Lauren Varboncoeur

Stephanie Hart

Director, The Advising Center

A.L. (Tom) Hammett

Associate Dean, The Advising Center

John Gray Williams

Director of Recruitment

Lauren Varboncoeur

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