Today – what are we discussing?▪Advisor/advisee expectations, responsibilities▪Faculty advising vs. academic advising▪Important university policies and procedures▪Your personal degree plans and flowcharts
ECS Advising Syllabus▪What can you expect from your advisor?
Faculty Advising vs. Academic Advising▪Topics best addressed by a faculty advisor:–Comparison of degrees–Career paths your degree will provide you–Advice on UG research–Anything needing the expert opinion of someone with an ECS degree! ▪Topics best addressed by an academic advisor:–Degree plan requirements–Pre- and co-requisite clarification–Transferability of courses–Campus resource referrals (orgs, tutoring, counseling, etc.)–Anything needing the expert opinion of someone educated and trained to support student success , retention, and graduation!
University Policies…by the Numbers▪Three-peat▪Six W▪24/30 rule▪Excessive hours▪GPA requirements▪Grade requirements (transfer grades too)▪45 & 75 hour audits (and other holds)
Course Repeat Policy▪2 replaces 1–If you don’t pass a course on 1st attempt, grade earned on 2nd attempt replaces the 1st grade in GPA calculation (but remains on transcript)▪2 & 3 in GPA–If you don’t pass a course on the 2ndattempt, both the 2ndand 3rdgrades earned are factored into your GPA.▪THREE-peat–Maximum number of attempts you can make on 1 course at UTD. If you can’t pass it in 3 attempts at UTD, you must find it elsewhere and transfer it back (won’t replace any grades). Costs out-of-state tuition!▪Off-Campus Repeats–If you fail a course at UTD, you may repeat the course elsewhere and transfer it back…but it won’t replace any grades. –You may NOT transfer an equivalent course if that course was taken at UT Dallas with a passing grade (D's included!).–The only exception to this policy is the three-peat rule.
Six Withdrawal (W) Rule▪Maximum number of withdrawals – SIX!–Any course dropped after Census Day is a “W”–Withdrawals accumulate across all public colleges and universities in Texas ▪2 W at UTD + 4 W at Collin College = 6 W–“W” is not a grade, but does appear on transcript–Withdrawals count as an attempt in the “max number of attempts” we just discussed!
24/30 Rule▪When you are within 30 hours of graduation:–24 of those 30 hours must be taken at UTD–So, up to 6 hours can be taken off-campus**No classes are to be taken off-campus in a student’s graduating semester!
Excessive Hours▪Students can earn up to 30 hours beyond what is required on their degree plan.