Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Some Thoughts at the End of a Semester

As another semester comes to an end, it's time to look forward to your upcoming registration. Here are some important items to keep in mind as you plan for the future.

If you received a grade of "D" or "F" in a developmental course (a course beginning with "0") you will need to repeat it in your upcoming registration. If you were unsuccessful in developmental math, give some serious thought to repeating the class in the format over two semesters.

Many students forget that you need a grade of "C" or higher in ENG 121 and 122. If you received a grade of "D" in either of these courses, you will need to repeat it.

A course can be taken up to three times. If you are pursuing a fourth attempt of a course, you will need to secure approval from an academic advisor in the Advising Center in Chambers Hall.

Be proactive!! If you need to replace a course in the upcoming semester because you were unsuccessful in a prerequisite, do so through your WebAdvisor account. Don't wait for a notice cancelling the incorrect class for Non-Compliance.

Be alert to your Academic Status. About a week after the semester ends, you will learn if you have been placed on Academic Probation or Academic Restriction. Academic Probation means that you can register for no more than 4 classes or 14 credits, whichever is fewer. Academic Restriction means that you can register for no more than 2 classes or 8 credits, whichever is fewer.

When planning your upcoming registration, you may want to include a General Education elective in your registration. Click GE Humanities electives and GE Social Science electives to view these lists of courses.