10/27 Note from Dean Brown

Hey 2017’ers,

Hope you all had a good fall break, getting caught up on work & sleep and enjoying some down time. 

Having just passed the mid-point of the semester, we will be moving into pre-registration for the spring semester, beginning next week with Planning from Nov. 1-14, Scheduling on Nov. 15, and Adjustment from Nov. 16-22.   

As you choose your courses, make sure to check your credit analysis for oversubscription in a subject or category so that you can be sure to meet the graduation requirements of 32.00 useable credits with no oversubscription, a minimum of 16.00 Wes credits, and completion of one major (track with your major certification form).  You also need to meet the minimum GPA of 74.00 and the residency requirement appropriate to your entry (first-years=6 semesters, first-semester soph transfers=5, and second-semester soph & junior transfers=4).  You may have gotten a letter from me if you are already oversubscribed, at the limit or near the limit for oversubscription, so be sure to check your email and see me with any questions. 

Also check the Senior Packet on the sidebar of this blog for  more info and FAQs about graduation requirements and oversubscription, etc. 

December Completions:  Make sure that your Major Certification form is completed and approved by your faculty advisor as it must be certified by your department and submitted to the Registrar’s Office by November 18. 

Need to add or drop a second-quarter course?  You have five days from the first class to do so. 

 As you think ahead, the full-semester course withdrawal deadline is Dec. 2.  If you are considering that route, make sure to first go to the instructor’s office hours, use the TA sessions, and the math or writing workshops.  Talk with your faculty advisor or me about strategies for success.  If you could use some additional help deciphering course material, get a peer tutor by requesting one through the class blog, right side bar.  If you could use some help with organization, time management, note-taking, study strategies, or test-taking tips, check out the peer advisor website, where you can also request a peer advisor or a peer tutor. 

 Family Weekend begins tomorrow, Fri., Oct. 28 through 30.  There are a lot of great events, including two panels of 2017’ers talking about their research on Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. in Judd Hall 116.  Check out all the events!

 As always, if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Send an email, come to drop-in hours (below), or give my office a call at x2758 to schedule a convenient time to meet.   Please note that this Friday’s drop-in hours are only from 2-3 p.m.

 Best, Dean Brown