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When is YOUR Appointment?

So by now you’ve heard that spring 2012 registration starts on November 7. But does it for YOU? Students are given access to the registration system in a staggered fashion – with the students who have earned 100 or more credits getting access to the system first. The date that you are allowed access to the registration system is called your “Enrollment Appointment” – and you can find your personal appointment time on your Wiser account.

Here is how the enrollment appointments roll out for UMB undergraduates:
November 7: students with 100+ credits
November 9: students with less than 100 credits but at least 75 credits
November 12: students with less than 75 credits but at least 55 credits
November 14: students with less than 55 credits but at least 30 credits
November 16: students with less than 30 credits

As always, we recommend that you register as soon as possible, once your enrollment appointment arrives.

These dates are assigned by the Registrar’s Office. If you have any questions about when your enrollment appointment is, please contact the Registrar’s Office directly.


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Your MAP Miles and MGT 490 Registration

Students who started in the College of Management in the Fall of 2006 or later are required to participate in the Management Achievement Program (MAP). Students in MAP must complete 75% of their required MAP miles before registering for MGT 490. You can view your earned MAP Miles by logging on to the CMWeb, as well as view a schedule of upcoming events there and here on the blog.

It is important to note that we cannot save a spot in MGT 490 for someone planning to complete their MAP miles, or register students with fewer than 75% of their miles earned.

Once all pre-requisites for MGT 490, including MAP Miles, are earned, students should be able to register themselves for MGT 490 on Wiser.


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ANNOUNCING A NEW TRACK IN THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MAJOR

Information Technology Major: Business Intelligence Information Session
Featuring a Guest Speaker from IBM
Thursday, November 3rd
3:15-4:15pm
Campus Center, third floor, ballroom B
50 MAP miles

Please register on http://cmstudents.umb.edu/ or email cmevents@umb.edu if you are not a College of Management student (please include your name and UMB ID number)

The College of Management is offering a new track; Business Intelligence for the Information Technology major. The value of Business Intelligence and analytic methods has reached widespread recognition, and the capability to utilize these has become increasingly important for organizations of every size. This new track offers an alternative to the currently available tracks: Information Architecture which is offered through the College of Management, and Systems Administration, offered through the College of Science and Mathematics. Consistent with the structure of the other tracks, the Business Intelligence track consists of five courses in addition to the 11 core courses required of all BSIT students. This new track is open to all IT majors.

To learn more about this great opportunity please join us for an information session given by the Department of Management Science and Information Systems. Department Chair, Faculty, and a representative of IBM will talk about the new track and the opportunities that it offers to students

Refreshments will be served.


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How to Prepare for a Meeting with Your Advisor

Spring 2012 registration starts the week of November 7. Some students have an advising hold which makes a meeting with an advisor mandatory; and students without an advising hold are still strongly encouraged to meet with someone before registration. Below are some tips on advising preparation and making the most of your registration advising session.

Make an appointment early (with a University Advising Center advisor); or plan to come to walk-ins NOW (in CM, for declared concentrators). Waits for advising only get worse as registration gets closer.
Be prepared. Print your degree audit before you meet with an advisor, and bring it to your session.
Do your research. Look over your degree audit for remaining requirements and then look on Wiser and/or course wizard to see which requirements are being offered in the upcoming semester. Add those to a list of possible courses options to discuss with your advisor.
Write down your questions – and ask them! After looking over your degree audit, you should spend some time thinking about classes you might want to take, questions you might have about policies or your graduation progress.
Be open to having an honest and (hopefully) enjoyable conversation with your advisor about your courses and future. Remember we are here as partners with you to help you meet your goals while navigating the university system.


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Test Before the Rest

As you start to think about your spring 2012 schedule, you should also be sure that you have completed all necessary placement exams.

If you plan to take a BC course (either BC 230 or BC 290), you will need to take the College of Management Writing Assessment (CMWA).

If you plan to take your first math course at UMB, or your first math course in over a year, you will need to take the Math Placement Exam (MPE). Your MPE results will expire within a year, so if you took the test, but did not take a course, a more than a year has passed, you’ll need to retest.

If you plan to take a foreign language course, you may also need to take a placement exam. It is wise to consult with the department offering the language to assess if you need a test, and which test to take, especially if you have any previous experience of any kind with the language. If you are specifically interested in the Spanish Placement exam, please visit this site.

The CMWA, MPE and Spanish placement exams are offered through the UMass Boston Testing Center.


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Take a CM course while studying in India this January

The College of Management is offering a unique study abroad opportunity in India this winter session, that is now open to both graduate and strong undergraduate students. There will be an information session on November 2, 5:00-6:00 in the CM Dean’s Conference Room (McCormack Hall, fifth floor, room 619) – you’ll learn more about the program, logistics and how the credits will apply to your undergradaute degree. Please note that this program is academically competitive.


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Who’s Your Advisor?

All College of Management students have an academic advisor that they should consult with before registration, or making other significant decisions regarding their schedule, enrollment plans, or graduation path.

CM students with a declared concentration can see any of the advisors in the College of Management Undergraduate Program Office during walk-in hours. While there is no advising hold on CM students with declared concentrations that mandates advising, you are still strongly encouraged to meet with someone each semester.

CM students who do not have a declared concentration see an advisor in the University Advising Center (UAC). There is a hold on the registration record each semester as well, which makes advising mandatory. UAC advisors are assigned to students with the following alphabetical split:
– Christyn Carey: see students with last names A-E
– Michael Mahan: see students with last names F-Liz
– Jim McCarthy: see students with last names Lo-R
– Fatmata Jah-Sesay: see students with last names S-Z

Students in special programs such as Management LEAD, the honors program, or student athletics may have an additional advisor as well.

The name of your personal academic advisor can be found on your student center on Wiser.


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HOLD on a minute!

Registration for the Spring 2012 semester starts on November 7 for students with 100+ credits (and continues to open for all students throughout November). Before you can register, there are several things you should do, including meeting with an advisor and being sure all of your holds are removed. A hold is something that can prevent you from making changes to your registration or enrolling in classes for a future semester. There are several types of holds that might be on your account, including:

– Advising hold (you must meet with your advisor in the University Advising Center to have this removed)
– Bursar or Financial hold (see the Bursar’s Office about any billing issues that might have prompted this hold)
– Emergency Contact hold (you are the only person who can remove this! Just update your emergency contact information on Wiser each semester to lift this hold)
– Immunization hold (see Health Services about removing this type of hold)
– Library hold (please see the Library to learn more about why this hold might be on your record)
– Parking Ticket hold (see the Parking and Transportation Office about these)

To see if you have any holds, log on to Wiser, go to the Student Center page, and check the blue sidebar on the right. One box will say “Holds” and list any that you might have. Holds can go onto your account at anytime, so you should check here periodically.

You are encouraged to removed these NOW, so that when your registration appointment arrives, you can enroll in Spring 2012 classes with as few obstacles as possible.

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