Monday, September 10, 2012

Tips for Week 2 of Add/Drop

It's still add/drop until September 17th! Here are some things you should consider before you start making any drastic changes to your schedule:
1. Make sure you have 12 credits. Any less and you will not be considered a full-time student, which could affect your financial aid status and your ability to graduate on time.
2. Catch up. If you are going to add a class, make sure you have a conversation with the professor right away, and let them know you are willing to do what it takes to catch up with the class as soon as possible. Just because it's still add/drop doesn't mean you're not responsible for the work you've missed.

3. Get permission if needed. When you see restrictions for classes on SPIRE, read them carefully. Restrictions don't necessarily mean you can't take the class; they might require you to get in touch with a professor first (using the People Finder or calling the department helps!), they might list prerequisites you may or may not already have, etc.

4. Ask questions! If you need help using SPIRE or changing your schedule, check out the Academic Advising Link in the Learning Commons in the Library, or come make an appointment with us by calling (413) 545-2191 (or stopping by 613 Goodell).

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