Hogwarts FAQs

 

Confused about what Hogwarts School Online is even? Well, you've come to the right page. We've compiled a list of FAQs regarding our site and general questions we get on a daily basis. Please keep in mind, there's a DONTs answer and DOs answer. Follow the DOs and not the DONTs (DONT's are just funny answers to our FAQs).

General FAQs

 

1) How do I become a Prefect/Head Student?
2) How do classes work?
3) How do you move up years?
4) Where do you find the secret phrase again?

5) When do classes start?

6) How can I become a Professor or any other adult character?

7) Who do I go to with my questions?

8) The pb I want is taken. Where's a good place to look for new one?

9) How do I earn galleons?

10) Are there special requirements for playing a Canon Character?

 

 



Q) How do I become a Prefect/Head Student?
A) DONT - Spend countless hours sucking up to your head of house, until they cave! But really, be active, explemplify your house traits along with your characters personality and show the school that you can herd cattle. I mean!!! handle younger students looking to you for advice.

DO - Prefects are chosen by the Headmaster and Deputy Headmistress, once a year.  But the best way to be chosen is to be active on the site in RP areas and exemplify the qualities of your house.

Q) How do classes work?
A) DONT - Find a Ravenclaw, THEY can tell you.

DO - Classes are quite simple, once you sign up and the professor begins posting lessons you roleplay your student in class and make posts participating in the classroom threads.  Each professor will have an information page on how many posts you need to pass the class.  There is no required homework! More specific information can be found in the Handbook under classes and moving up.

Q) How do you move up years?
A) DONT - I hope your family is rich.

DO - Pass three classes in a term and you have the opportunity to move your student up a year.  You may move up no more than two years per term.  Moving up happens at the beginning of September and the end of April. More specific information can be found in the Handbook under classes and moving up.

 

Q) Where do you find the secret phrase again?
A) DONT - Same place you can find the most awesome thing at Hogwarts. Just find the twisty, throny looking tree and... SIT under it.

DO - In the handbook under site rules, read them carefully.


Q) When do classes start?
A) DONT - When you drop a galleon on your professors desk.

DO - Classes start in September and April, but you can join them at anytime by signing up. More information can be found in the Handbook under classes and moving up.


Q) How can I become a Professor or any other adult character?
A) DONT - How indeed?

DO - These positions require applications. Visit the adult application page for the requirements and how to apply for positions available. Be sure to check the availability and follow the links to the application.  We require you to have your first student character well established around the site. Also we ask that you are sure you’re ready to take on the responsibilities that come with these positions.

 

Q) Who do I go to with my questions?
A) DONT - Have you heard of a muggle thing they call the "magic eight ball?"

DO - You have several resources at your disposal, you’re reading one now!  Another is our handbook. If you still have questions you have a few other avenues. You can sign up for a Prefect Guide (aka mentor) located HERE, they are very helpful people who can answer a lot of your questions about getting started and RPing.
-If your question is specific to your house PM your HoH or DHoH.
-If your question is specific to a class PM the professor.
-Other questions can be PMed to one of the site staff, also known as governors.

 

Q) The celebrity face I want is taken. Where's a good place to look for new one?
A) DONT - Must we teach you how to be a stalker? Shouldn't you already know how?

DO - Your playby can be a model, actor, singer or other celebrity.  Think about movies you’ve seen, shows you watch, magazine advertisements, singers, dancers, etc. and search out those celebrity names on the internet.

 

Q) How do I earn Galleons?
A) DONT - Do a favor for a Slytherin! You might even get a free room to live in after ..... in Azkaban!

DO - There are various ways throughout the site that you could earn Galleons. To begin with your character automatically starts with 100 galleons. Every new topic they create will give them 5 galleons. If the topic becomes popular they will get 10 extra galleons. Everytime you post on the board, you get 5 galleons per post. This is the main way to get your hands on gold. But various other ways include, helping us advertise Hogwarts School Online, or getting a job on the site.

 

 

 

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