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Advising for MCS Students

If you plan to graduate in May, 2018, please visit the MCS Senior Advising page – if you are not planning to graduate in May, 2018, please follow the steps below to receive advising with MCS:

1. Please review your degree audit and complete the MCS Advising Sheet, noting requirements that are “not satisfied.” Effective Spring 2017, all students must complete their MCS Advising Sheet prior to being advised, and you must bring this document to your appointment.  If you arrive unprepared for your appointment, your advisor will not be able to work with you, and so will ask you to reschedule on the MCS Advising Calendar.  Depending on the availability of appointments, you may not be able to reschedule for a time before your registration window opens.

2. Review the schedule of classes to determine which specific courses you plan to take next semester and record them at the bottom of your advising sheet. *The spring 2017 schedule of classes will be published on October 23rd, 2017 so you will not be able to fully complete this step until then*

3. Determine your appointed registration date and time. Your registration appointment is based on the number of earned credit hours only and does not include coursework in which you are currently enrolled. For example, if your total credit count is 90 and you are currently enrolled in 15 credits (denoted by the yellow diamond in the “Status” column), your registration appointment is based on the 75 earned credits that you have (90-15=75).

4. Sign up for an advising appointment that is BEFORE your registration date and time through the MCS Advising Calendar. You are required to bring the completed MCS Advising Sheet to your advising appointment – if you come to your advising appointment without the completed MCS Advising Sheet, you will be asked to reschedule. Please make sure your Google calendar is set to Eastern Standard Time BEFORE making an appointment. If you have a hold on your account, please do not wait until you resolve the hold to make an advising appointment; while there is nothing we can do regarding the hold, we can still clear you to register for courses.

5. Show up to your advising appointment!

6. If you are advised to take a course that requires departmental permission, please follow the instructions below.

7. If you fail or withdraw from courses that you are currently enrolled in AFTER your advising appointment, your schedule for next semester may be impacted.