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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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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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Registration Dates for CM courses for Summer & Fall 2011

College of Management students can register for CM summer 2011 courses beginning March 28.

Non- College of Management students and non-degree students can register for CM summer 2011 courses beginning May 2.

College of Management students can register for CM fall 2011 courses beginning April 4 (based on the registration appointment assigned by the Registrar’s Office).

Non-College of Management students can register for CM fall 2011 courses beginning August 1.

Non-degree students can register for CM fall 2011 courses beginning August 22.


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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING CHANGE OF ADD/DROP DEADLINE FOR SPRING 2011

MEMORANDUM

To:                   University Community

From:               David Cesario, Registrar

Subject:          Extension of add/drop

Date:                 1/28/2011

Due to the cancellation of yesterday’s (1/27/11) classes we will be extending add/drop through Tuesday, February 1. The One Stop will be open until 6pm for walk-in help. Changes made on-line using Wiser can be made up until midnight on February 1.

Changes made after February 1

Students who drop a course after February 1 will receive the Grade of W and be charged in full.

Thursday Only Classes

Students who need to make an adjustment to their schedule that involves a class that only meets once a week on Thursdays will need to come in to the One Stop by 4PM Friday, February 4. Students will be allowed to make these adjustments without the above penalties.


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SPRING 2011 WAITLIST AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration at the Beginning of the Semester

While you all did your best to plan the ideal spring schedule, sometimes changes are inevitable. As always, we expect that some students will be doing a bit of add/drop/swap-ing the first week of the semester.  Here are a few reminders or deadlines, policies and procedures at this time:

DEADLINES: The last day to add a course is Monday, January 31, No additions to your schedule will be possible after this date.  For more deadlines throughout the semester, check the academic calendar: http://www.umb.edu/students/registrar/calendar/index.html

WAITLISTS: As you know, you can self-register for a course, and if that class is full, you can get on the waitlist.  You will see your spot on the list, and can monitor your progression.  Once you are in the number one position and a seat opens up, the system will automatically move you into the course.  Once you are added to a course, you will be dropped from any other section of that course – so be sure the class you are waiting for is really the one you want! Please note that changes due to waitlist movement are not sent to students, they are reflected on your WISER schedule only – so keep checking that to be sure you are aware of your current schedule status.

The only way to get into a CM closed course is to be on the waitlist, in the number one position, and have a seat open up.  Professors can’t over enroll you into the course or give you a permission number to get into the course ahead of waiting students or if there is no seat available.  Seat availability is based on course enrollment caps, not necessarily classroom space or facilities.  We monitor this closely, in accordance with our accreditation standards.

Remember – you will be responsible for monitoring your schedule and being sure that all of the courses on your schedule (or study list on WISER) are correct.

WISER REGISTRATION TROUBLE: Occasionally you may find that you get an error message when trying to add, drop or swap a course.  Be sure to read the error message, as it will help you determine what to do next.  If you believe you received the error message in error (no pun intended!), you can come to the CM Undergraduate Program Office for assistance (M-5-603).

Hopefully these tips and reminders will help you get the schedule of your dreams for spring 2011!

AFTER JANUARY 31:

 –          If you were on the waitlist for a course, you may see that you still appear to be on the waitlist, per Wiser.  After January 31, the last day to add a course, the waitlists are inactive.  So while it still may appear that you are waiting for a course, you will not be added to any additional courses this semester.  Students can drop themselves from the waitlist after add/drop is over if they wish, but there is also no harm in not changing your status.

–          If you did not get enrolled in a course that you wanted to take this spring, you will have the chance again in the summer or fall semester.  You can see a tentative summer  and tentative fall schedule on Wiser now (use term code 2040 for the summer and 2110 for the fall).  Our faculty and deans are working to make some revisions – so check it often, as updates will be ongoing.

–          If you need to take any placement exams, be sure to do those well in advance of the summer and/or fall registration periods, so you can plan your spring schedule accordingly.

 

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SPRING 2011 REGISTRATION WEEK WALK-IN ADVISING

We have extended walk-in hours from January 24-January 31, during the add/drop period of the Spring 2011 semester.  Students can see an advisor during this time for any reason. 

If you are simply having trouble getting into a course, please just complete a registration request card in our office, there is no need to see an advisor to be added to a course.  All registration requests are handled in the order recieved, whether given to the front desk or directly to an advisor; and are usually completed by the same time next business day.

MONDAY, JANUARY 24: 9:30-11:30 and 1:30-5:30

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25: 9:30-11:30 and 2:00-4:00

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26: 9:30-11:30 and 1:30-3:30

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27: 10:00-11:30 and 3:00-5:00

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28: 10:00-11:30 and 1:30-2:30

MONDAY, JANUARY 31: 10:00-11:30 and 3:30-5:00

 

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