Advising Info

The “New” (2020-2021) BA is Out

See more information here.  The degree program is also covered in the 2020-2021 undergraduate catalog.

Spring 2021 Advising

It’s time to sign up for Spring 2021 Advising Appointments.  Because of the craziness of the semester and the number of classes I’m teaching, I’m going to have to do 15 min appointments.  Don’t worry – if we don’t finish everything, then we can schedule a follow up meeting.

For signing up, follow this algorithm:

  • if (you == Dec 2020 Graduation Candidate)
    • We don’t need to meet unless you specifically hear from me.
  • else if (you == May 2021 Graduation Candidate) && (you.know(exactly what classes you need to complete your degree))
    • You do not need to sign up for an advising appointment
    • Send me the list of classes you think you need to complete your degree requirements via EMail (NOT Slack)
    • It is your responsibility to double check all of the degree requirements and UC requirements to ensure you’ve completed them or will have completed them based on the courses you plan to take next semester.
    • If you have questions, you’re more than welcome to sign up for an advising appointment.
  • else
    • Go to http://bit.ly/Fontenot-spring21-advising to sign up for an advising appointment.
    • To prepare for the meeting:
      • Look at the classes being offered via My.SMU and prepare a list of candidate courses
      • Check the UC Requirements that you have remaining, particularly as they pertain to any courses you intend to take in the spring that satisfy UC requirements.
      • If you plan to attend J-term, check My.SMU for what is being offered as well.
      • Prepare any questions you have about degree progress

Forms and Links:

Degree Plans and Catalog:

Forms:

Accelerated Pathway (Formerly, the 4+1 Program)

  • 4+1 Flowchart – When and how you can enroll in courses (Spring 2018 and after)
  • Declare certain classes as Dual Credit between Bachelors and Masters degree
  • Declare certain classes as Graduate Only for masters degree (but taken while undergrad)

 

Past Info:

For past advising things, see the history linked here.

Summer and Fall 2020 Advising

Time to sign-up for Spring 2020 Advising Appointments.

Follow this algorithm:

  • if (you == May 2020 Graduation Candidate)
    • We don’t need to meet (unless you just want to catch up).
  • else if ((you == Aug 2020 Graduation Candidate || you == Dec 2020 Graduation Candidate) && (you.know(exactly what classes you need to complete your degree))
    • You do not need to sign up for an advising appointment
    • Send me the list of classes you think you need to complete your degree requirements via EMail (NOT Slack)
    • It is your responsibility to double check all of the degree requirements and UC requirements to ensure you’ve completed them or will have completed them based on the courses you plan to take next semester.
    • If you have questions, you’re more than welcome to sign up for an advising appointment.
  • else
    • Go to bit.ly/SuFall2020Advising to sign up for an advising appointment.
    • To prepare for the meeting:
      • Look at the classes being offered via My.SMU and prepare a list of candidates
      • Prepare any questions you have about degree progress
      • Check your UC Requirements