"Search for Classes" in ISIS displays up-to-the-minute official information about the classes Mount Holyoke is offering for the current term (and, towards the end of a semester, the next term too). It displays all available information about the courses scheduled for that term including: meeting days/times, locations, instructors, enrollment capacities and enrollments, pre-requisites, etc. It also links to the Course Catalogue to display the course descriptions for these scheduled courses. The Fall Schedule generally becomes available on April 1; the Spring schedule on Nov. 1. The Course Schedule is updated continuously as students register and as departments make schedule adjustments.
This online searchable database of course offerings reflects academic departments' plans for their offerings for the current year (and , from mid-Spring forward, the next year) as well as previous years' course offerings. It includes all courses appproved and active in the college's curriculum so that students and others can see which courses are planned to be taught in Fall, Spring, or not at all, in a particular academic year. Its contents are updated several times a year, but extracted once a year to form the course information in the Bulletin & Course Catalogue.
The Five-College Course Schedule is updated nightly during registration periods. It provides a single searchable database of the course offerings for Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts. The Mount Holyoke College information in it is neither as detailed, complete or up-to-the-minute as the ISIS "Search for Classes", but it is very useful for students and advisors investigating the course offerings of our partner institutions in the Five-College Interchange.