Support Tools from Academic Advisement
What is a typical course
To be considered a “full time” undergraduate at
How does a student get
into a closed class?
Permission to enroll in a closed class must be granted on BANNER by the instructor of the class or the chairman of the department offering the class. Once permission is on BANNER, the student may register for that course after his/her designated day and time. Such requests should not be made casually. Most departments monitor their course enrollments very closely, and increase seats at critical registration points as feasible. Students should watch for seat openings on-line.
How does a student
locate a tutor?
Students needing academic assistance should seek it out as early in the term as possible. The instructor or department offering the course for which academic assistance is needed may be able to provide names of tutors (fees vary). Some departments offer free Help Labs during the term which may provide the necessary assistance.
How many electives does
a student have?
Electives are major specific and most majors limit the number of electives a student may apply toward the degree. There is no “bank” of electives to deposit courses that do not count in any particular area. It is therefore prudent for a student to work closely with an advisor to develop and track his/her educational plan.
activities are available?
To become involved in areas outside the classroom that complement academic undertakings, contact the Office of Student Activities. The office coordinates and funds a variety of activites such as the Student Government Association, student newspaper, student magazine, student clubs and organizations, the Lyceum Series, the Film Series, Intramural and club sports, choir, band, and theatre.
Who answers questions
about Financial Aid?
The Financial Aid Office provides information on Federal and State tuition assistance, the work study program, and student loans, scholarships, and grants. Questions regarding Financial Aid are best answered by the Financial Aid Office. Students should be encouraged to first check their aid in ELROY (Pipeline account) before visiting the office.
Who assists students in
How does a student
Before initiating a change of major, a student should confer with his/her academic advisor and carefully assess the impact of such change on the student's educational plan. A student may declare a major on-line in their Pipeline account (ELROY tab, Personal Information, Change of Major). (A student may also declare in person in Student Records by completing the form.) It is recomended that a student change early in the term, before midterm, to allow ample time for processing, transferring of records, and correct preparation of registration advising materials. A student should then become familiar with the new advising department's procedures and establish a working relationship with the new advisor.