Parallel plans

If you are concerned about the likelihood of being accepted to your first choice major, we strongly recommend that you explore a parallel plan before you hear your admission decision in January.

Drop deadline and One-Time-Only Late Withdrawal

For the Fall 2013 semester, you have until Oct. 28 to drop a course (or courses) through OneStop without college permission. To view some reasons why you may consider dropping a course, please view our previous post on Dropping a Course.

Major exploration

As you start to plan your Spring 2014 schedules, we know that these experiences can bring on concerns about choosing a major. As advisors, we want you to know it's okay if you don't know exactly what major you want to pursue. We also understand that often introductory college courses lay the foundation for major exploration, but you may need to take additional steps to distinguish between different majors and interest areas.

We encourage you to create concrete action steps that will help you on your path of exploration. Here are some of our suggestions:

Applying to your major

The major application database is now available. If you are a pre-major student who is eligible to apply to your major this semester, you are required to attend a Sophomore Registration workshop, and if you are a freshman who is also prepared to apply to your major you can discuss this option during your one-on-one advising appointment.

Preparing for your advising appointment

Some students may be unsure about the role of their academic advisor and what topics may be discussed during an advising appointment. Here are some suggestions on how to prepare for your appointment in order to ensure you make the most of your time.

OA Holds

Within the last week, you may have received an e-mail telling you that an OA Hold has been placed on your account. This hold is placed on all lower-division students in the college, and will keep you from registering for Spring 2014 semester courses. Your hold will be removed once you have taken the following action steps.