TODAY: Last Day to Apply S/U Grading & to Withdraw from a Semester-Length Course

deadline

Last day to S/U or W

Today, Monday, November 6 is the last day to apply S/U grading and to withdraw from a semester-length course.

If you are thinking about these options and you are unsure of what to do, speak to your respective instructors and to your advisors.

The advisors in the Advisement Services Center, located next to the staircase in front of the Main Library,  will have walk-in hours from 1pm-5pm. These are open to all undergraduate students.  We are here to help you make the best decision for your situation. Our peer advisors will also be here to help you register for classes, drop a course, or apply the S/U grading option.


The S/U Grading Option

The S/U Option allows students to change the grade mode of a lower level (100-299) class from A-E to S (Satisfactory)/U (Unsatisfactory).

​ Before you consider applying this option consider the following:

  • You can only use this option twice.
  • Typically, you should not S/U prerequisites to get into a major. Some majors do not accept S/U graded prerequisite courses. If you are not sure, see your advisor.
  • You MUST earn a C or higher in order to earn the S and the credit for the course. If you earn a C- or lower, you will receive a U grade and will not earn credit for your course.
  • A grade of S or U will not affect your GPA.

Withdrawing from Classes
Facts about withdrawing:

  • A “W” grade will not affect your GPA but it may detrimentally affect your Financial Aid Eligibility. Make sure to speak with both an advisor and a Financial Aid Counselor before dropping a course.

Before you S/U or W ask yourself:
Before you S/U or W ask yourself:

  • What have I done to succeed in this class?
  • How poorly am I doing? Look at your syllabus and calculate your grade!
  • Have I spoken with my professor?
  • Am I aware of the resources available to help me?
    If not, ask your advisor and/or ask Advising Plus.
  • Am I using those resources to the best of my ability?

 

 

Advertisements

Deadline – LAST DAY TO S/U/W

hourglass-40376_960_720.pngToday (Wednesday, April 5),  is the last day to withdraw or to apply the S/U grading option to a semester-length course. If you need help deciding on the best option for you, talk to your professors and meet with our advisors-on-duty, available today. 1pm-5pm.  No Appointment In Needed for our Advisors on Duty. (Yes “Advisors” – We will have more than one today!)

Continue reading “Deadline – LAST DAY TO S/U/W”

Deadlines, Stress, and Peer Support

Peer Advisor Peer2Peer

Hi everyone, my name is Anita and I am currently a senior at UAlbany. I am majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Psychology and Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.

Anita 14

period-481452_960_720.pngWith “Syllabus Week” over, it is time to stay focused in order to continue starting off the semester strong. As classes are starting to settle in and the workload is piling up, it is extremely important to make sure you are keeping track of important dates. Below are important dates to keep in mind, but you can always refer back to the Academic Calendar. You may also follow @UAlbanyAdvising on Twitter to stay up to date! Continue reading “Deadlines, Stress, and Peer Support”

Withdrawing and the S/U Option: Questions Answered

question cubeRe-posted from ASC Advisor, Rachel Moody’s Blog: www.dreamclimbthrive.com.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY S/U GRADING AND/OR TO WITHDRAW FROM A SPRING 2016, SEMESTER LENGTH CLASS IS TODAY, APRIL 5, 2016.

Facts about using the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade mode option:

  • We do not have a pass/fail option. A “D-” is passing, but it will not earn you an “S”.
  • You need to earn a “C” or higher to earn an “S”; a “C-” is not high enough.
  • Some majors do not allow S/U grading for their courses.
  • You cannot S/U upper-level courses (300 Level and Higher)
  • Neither the “S” or the “U” will affect your GPA but you can only earn credit if you earn an “S”.
  • Click here to read the UAlbany official policy on the S/U grading option.

Facts about withdrawing:

Before you S/U or W ask yourself:

  • What have I done to succeed in this class?
  • Am I aware of the resources available to help me?
  • Am I using those resources to the best of my ability? 

Before you S/U or W, you should speak to an advisor. If your advisor is not available, see the advisor-on-duty in our office. The Advisor-on-Duty is available to students of all majors, Monday-Friday, 1 pm – 5 pm. 

If you have a general question about anything above, ask us in the comments below!

Criminal Justice Application Deadline

justice-914229_960_720.pngCriminal Justice Intended Majors

TOMORROW is the last day to submit your Criminal Justice Application:


Students who meet the following qualifications are guaranteed admission into the criminal justice major.

  • Achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher following completion of at least 56 credits (of which 30 credit hours must be taken at the University at Albany)
  • Earned a grade of B or better in two of the following courses – RCRJ 201, 202 or 203 or equivalents
  • Completed the statistics and research methods classes required of majors (RCRJ 281 and 282, or equivalents) with a grade of B or better.

Even those students who qualify for guaranteed admission must complete an application.

Application into the Criminal Justice Major

Students who do not meet the conditions for guaranteed admission into the major, can still apply for admission. However, it is important to note that criminal justice is a restricted major with limited enrollment. Applications for admission to the criminal justice major are reviewed by the School’s Undergraduate Admissions and Awards Committee. Applicants must have completed at least 42 graduation credits prior to application and 56 credits at the time of admission, and they must have earned a B or higher in RCRJ 201, RCRJ 202, or RCRJ 203 (or ASOC 203).

Some of the factors considered during application review include:

  • Overall grade point average
  • Breadth and quality of liberal arts background. The committee will view favorably students who have strong records in history, mathematics, English, languages, and/or natural sciences.
  • Student’s Written Statement of reason for seeking to undertake a criminal justice major

To become a criminal justice major, you must complete an application.

Application Deadlines for Current UAlbany Students
For fall admission, applications must be received by the last Friday in February.
For spring admission, applications must be received by the last Friday in September

AVNs: They are Here!

Register Green ButtonYour AVNs

Your Advisement Verification Numbers (AVNs) that allow you to register are available. In order to receive your Summer and Fall 2016 AVNs, you must first meet with your academic advisor to discuss your goals and outline your course plan.

When Can You Register?

You may view your Enrollment Date by clicking on “When Can I Enroll?” under the Academics tab in your MYUAlbany account. The earliest date and time is what you are looking for!

DO NOT WAIT until your enrollment date to look for an appointment. Make an appointment to meet with your advisor TODAY!


How to Prepare for Your Advisement Meeting?

  • Think about what else you would like to learn aside from your major, minor,  and general education requirements. You will likely have a lot of room to take electives. Use this space to increase your understanding of the world!
  • Are you undecided about your major and your potential career? You are not alone! For many students, the first 1-2 years of college is spent sampling different pathways to determine what makes the most sense for them. Please make use of your Academic Advisor and our Career and Professional Development Office to help you to strategically explore your options.

Resources to Check Out While You Are Waiting for Your Appointment with Your Advisor: