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Fall 2018 Online Preference Form is now CLOSED.

The form was open June 1st through June 24th.  If you were unable to complete the preference form, please contact the E&D Office at or 503-768-7208.


After assignments are made it is important to note:

  • Changing sections is limited to open seats.  Changes have to be made before the start of the third class day; the deadline to change your E&D section is Thursday, September 6th.
  • All changes must be approved by the E&D Administrative Specialist, no add/drop slip needed.
  • The standard add/drop policy, timing, and process does not apply to Exploration and Discovery.
  • Your account must be free of registration holds by the September 6th deadline.

It is important for students to note:

  • If you do not complete the on-line E&D section preference form by the June 24th deadline you will be assigned to a section on a space-available basis.
  • Please select six sections that interest you but select each only once on the preference form. Selecting the same section more than once cancels one of your choices, thereby reducing the number of sections you have selected, and can result in you being randomly placed in a section.
  • You may NOT have the same E&D professor that you have had previously. This policy encourages students to explore new disciplines and meet other faculty with different approaches and ideas. Selecting a section taught by your previous/current E&D professor cancels one of your choices, thereby reducing the number of selections you have made which can result in you being randomly placed into a section.
  • All classes are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Generally class times are 1:50 - 2:50pm, however there are a few sections taught at other times to resolve schedule conflicts with other classes.
  • The date/time you submit your E&D Preference form has NO impact on your E&D assignment.
  • Several faculty members teach multiple sections; therefore it is important to note the time of the class you are selecting.
  • Overload requests not accepted.
  • You may make changes to your preference form during the above registration time by simply completing another on-line form. The form completed closest to the June 24th, deadline will be considered your final submission.

If you have additional questions, please review the E&D Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)


This helpful video will provide further details on how to submit an E&D preference form.


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