Advising Support from UMAC
Learning Support Students
Learning Support students must follow very specific guidelines which have been designed to increase the students’ chances of succeeding at the university level. Learning Support students may declare a major or change their current major but until they successfully exit the Learning Support program, are advised only by the Learning Support department.
Students with any Learning Support requirements must register for those courses each term they take classes until they successfully exit the program. Students enrolled in both Learning Support and credit courses may not withdraw or be withdrawn from a Learning Support course with a W unless they also withdraw or are withdrawn from all credit courses.
Registration dates for students in Learning Support normally differ from those for the rest of campus. Check with the Learning Support department for specific dates. Students in Learning Support must register on campus.
As students in Learning Support have issues unique to that program, caution should be taken when giving general information to students for advising/registration. Students who are required to take learning support courses will have holds on BANNER (SOAHOLD) and Learning Support requirements indicated on their schedule sheets.
International students should be
treated as regular
Students for whom English is not
their native language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign
Language (TOEFL) for admission to
Non-native speakers of English are eligible to take an alternative Regents’ Test. The advantage of the alternative test is time-and-a-half to complete the test. Students will be signed up for the Regents’ Test by their English instructor following successful completion of ENGL1101Z (ESL).
Questions regarding international students may be directed to Admissions, (706) 737-1632.
Students receiving Veterans' Affairs benefits must follow certain guidelines and should contact the Office of Veterans Affairs, (706) 737-1606, for complete guidelines. Some guidelines include:
§ All courses taken (including electives) must be applicable toward the student’s degree.
§ VA will now pay for ASUO1000 to be used as an elective where applicable.
§ VA will pay for active and former military to take required WELL courses. (All students admitted to ASU Fall 1998 or later are required to satisfy the WELL physical education requirements.)
§ VA students who add, drop, or withdraw from a course must notify the VA office immediately.
§ VA students must declare a major with the college and this major must be the same as the one indicated on their VA forms.
§ If a VA student changes his/her major, he/she must notify the VA office immediately.
A co-enrolled student is either a
Joint Enrolled Students
A joint enrolled student is a qualified high school junior or senior enrolled in college classes for college credit. Students who have been accepted by Admissions as joint enrolled should work with that area for advisement and registration.
Students with Physical Disabilities
The University assists students with physical disabilities on an individual basis. In order that individual needs are met, a Disability Services Coordinator, Angie Kitchens, has been designated in Counseling & Testing, (706),737-1471, to act as liaison between students and faculty, helping to develop programs as the need arises. It is important that the coordinator be contacted early in the process.