Reed College Orientation 2014

Academics and Computing

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Class Schedule and Academic Calendar

The class schedule is available online so that you can begin drafting a potential class schedule before your adviser meeting.
Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines.

Academic Information for Transfer Students

Admitted transfer students should have received a transfer credit evaluation as part of the admission packet. The registrar’s office completes this evaluation, which identifies what courses have transferred, what general college requirements have been met, and what general college requirements remain to be completed.

When you arrive at Reed, you will receive a registration packet. It will include an updated academic credit evaluation as well as the time and location for your first meeting with your adviser. Your adviser will also have a copy of your updated academic credit evaluation. Course descriptions and syllabi from your previous college(s) are helpful, so that professors can get a fuller sense of the depth and breadth of completed coursework.

For questions about transfer credit, contact Ben Bradley, recorder, registrar’s office, by calling 503/777-7295 or via email.

Humanities 110

At Reed, one requirement that everyone talks about is Humanities 110. As a transfer student, it may not be necessary for you to take Hum 110, but you are encouraged to take it if you have time in your schedule. Regardless, you will receive a copy of the Iliad and Gilgamesh this summer. Read them and you’ll be prepared to take one of the best courses offered at Reed.


If you need to buy a computer and accessories or if you need computing assistance and support, there are resources available at Reed to help you out.

Reed College Computer Store

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You can order Apple computers and accessories at educational discounts from Reed's on-campus computer store. For more information, please call us at 503/777-7253 or email us.

Computer User Services

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Have questions about how computers are used at Reed? Want to know where on campus you can find a wireless signal? Check out our Computing at Reed Q & A for some quick answers. Still have questions? Email us, call 503-777-7525, or chat with us live from the main page of our comprehensive help website.