As a J-Start student, you will have personalized spring course advising. You will be contacted by your academic adviser in early November to schedule an advising appointment which will occur in mid-November. Your academic adviser is Professor Nicholas Marino. The sessions will be casual, but informative, offering general advice and will help you with the important task of choosing courses for the spring. ​​With your adviser’s assistance, you will also register for your courses during your session.

Prior to your advising session, you should have completed the academic Starting Out tasks (available in your New Student Portal):

  • Math Placement Exam
  • Guided Writing Assessment
  • Second Language Questionnaire
  • Second Language Self-Placement Examination (if you plan to continue a second language that you have previously studied)
  • STEM Questionnaire

Review the listing of spring 2022 college course descriptions via the Online Schedule. You can browse courses either by subject or by department/program. For all course options, the box next to “Only show courses available to first-year students” should be checked. The course schedule includes information on the course, instructor, and the mode of instruction (in-person or remote). Use the “Select a term” drop-down menu to select Spring 2022 or Summer 2022.

One of your four spring classes will be your first-year seminar, in which all first-year students are required to enroll. The J-Start first-year seminar instructor will also be your academic adviser until you declare a major. This year’s seminar will be “Writing” Your Way Into Trinity taught by Professor Nicholas Marino on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:40-3:55pm.

Please read through the course selection information found on this page to prepare for course selection. You can find information about the Trinity College curriculum, majors and minors, requirements, helpful tips, and more below.

Mode of Instruction

In these courses, the professor will be in the classroom with the students.

For these courses, both the students and the instructors will work remotely.

While the professor will be in the classroom, these courses will enroll both in-person and remote students. Hybrid courses will appear as two cross-listed sections in the schedule of classes, one labeled ‘in-person’ and the other labeled ‘remote’. The remote section of hybrid courses are listed as section ’90’.