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.

Summer and Fall 2021 Advising

It’s time to sign up for Summer and Fall 2021 Advising Appointments.  I know the appts are short.  But 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 == May 2021 Graduation Candidate)
    • We don’t need to meet unless you specifically hear from me or you have questions.
  • else if (you == Aug 2021 or Dec 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-su-fall-21-advising  to sign up for an advising appointment.
    • To prepare for the meeting:
      • Look at the classes being offered via My.SMU and your new fancy interface, and then 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 May Term or summer, check My.SMU for what is being offered as well.  More info can be found at https://www.smu.edu/intersessions.
      • Prepare any questions you have about degree progress

Forms and Links:

Degree Plans and Catalog:

Forms:

Lyle Records Office Form Library : Here, you’ll find:

  • Add/Change/Delete Major form
  • Info about declaring a minor (done through my.smu)
  • Petition to waive a Pre-req
  • Petition to substitute a course
  • Accelerated Pathways (4+1) forms to:
    • declare courses as dual counting
    • declare courses as grad-only

University Curriculum Forms:

  • Pre-approval of transfer credits
  • Course Based Proficiency Request (to petition for something from a course as satisfying a Proficiency/Experience Requirement)
  • Non-Course-Based Proficiency Request (to petition for an experience such as an internship to satisfy a Proficiency/Experience Requirement)
  • Re-evaluation of transfer course work
  • Other miscellany
  • UC Worksheet for Computer Science

Common Curriculum Forms:

  • Petition for Advance Approval of Transfer Credits for Students Under the Common Curriculum
  • Petition for alternative to satisfy one of the Proficiencies and Experiences
  • Dual-Credit Quantitative Reasoning Petition for Students Under the Common Curriculum
  • Pre-Approval Request for Alternative Fulfillment of Proficiency and Experience Requirements

Accelerated Pathway (Formerly, the 4+1 Program)

  • 4+1 Flowchart – When and how you can enroll in courses (Spring 2018 and after)

 

Past Info:

For past advising things, see the history linked here.

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

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