Academic Advising Updates


Hello Math Majors,

I know that this has been a difficult semester as many of you have told so during our meetings. I hope you doing well and are pushing hard to finish the semester. There is only three weeks full weeks of class left, and the Thanksgiving Holiday is only four weeks from this Thursday (November 5). This semester has gone by very quickly, and I know that it has been made more difficult by not having any breaks or holidays. Know that I wish you luck with the rest of the semester, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Priority Registration continues with Sophomore students having the first opportunity to enroll in classes today (Tuesday, November 3). I know it can feel frustrating to have to wait in line for your date and time to enroll in your next semester of classes, but we also cannot crash the system or block students from getting the classes that they need to graduate. If you still have not meet with me this semester to discuss your next semester of classes and future plans/goals, there is still plenty of time to do so. I certainly cannot answer any questions that you don't ask!

Here is a couple of things that I am finding with using the Enrollment Scheduler so far. First, you need to make sure that you have the campus, instruction mode, and session settings selected properly. Otherwise, you will not see classes that are offered for the Spring 2021. For example, if you do not select the Distance Delivery campus, you will not see any classes being offer in a web conferencing format. The Enrollment Scheduler does not offer a full class search, so it also doesn't tell you why it cannot find the course you are looking for during the Spring 2021. If you cannot find a course that you know is offered this spring, please check you settings in MyRed.

Please be mindful that some classes have required, but separate lab courses that you must enroll in to be allowed to enroll in the lecture section. For example, you will not be allowed to enroll in CHEM 109A, CHEM 110A, LIFE 120, or LIFE 121 if you do not also request to enroll in CHEM 109L, CHEM 110L, LIFE 120L, or LIFE 121L respectively. On the other hand, courses like CSCE 101, ENTO 115, PHYS 211, PHYS 212, and PHYS 213 have optional lab courses that you can take at the same time or not if you choose.

Remember, attendance will be required for in-person and web conferencing courses for the Spring 2021 semester, so please do not enroll in an in-person course that you do not plan to attend or a web conferencing course that conflicts with an outside of class commitment. If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks, Doug

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