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1 Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences While you wait for session to begin, please do the following: Complete purple “Advisee Information Sheet” DO NOT check off “COAD” yet—we’ll explain that during next session. Take out “Welcome Aboard” newspaper from the student packet you received at check in yesterday. If you do not have it—that is fine. We have copies that we can give you at the next session

2 Academic Advising Rules & Regulations Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences Academic Advising & Resource Center Director: LeAnn Etheridge Senior Advisor: Jeanna Byrum Advisor: Heather Webster Advisor: Jessica Davis

3 Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences Anthropology Biology & Biochemistry Chemistry Economics English Geological Sciences History Foreign Languages (French, German, Hispanic Studies) Geography & Atmospheric Science & Urban & Regional Planning Multidisciplinary (Asian Studies, Classics, Neuroscience, Religious Studies) Mathematics Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Sociology Professional Advisors Faculty Advisors

4 Aug. 12Schedules cancelled if not paid by 5 p.m. Aug. 20Classes begin Aug. 26Last day for registration/schedule changes (drop/add) – 5 p.m. Sept. 2State holiday – no classes Oct. 5-8Fall Break – no classes Oct. 15Last day to DROP or withdraw without grades by 5 p.m. Oct. 18Registration begins for Spring semester 2014 *(FR: Oct. 25) Nov. 27-Dec 1Thanksgiving Break – no classes Dec. 3Classes end Dec. 5Final exams begin Dec. 12Exams for Fall semester close at 4:30 p.m. Fall 2013 Academic Calendar Found on ECU’s home page under “calendars”  “academic calendars”

5 Undergraduate Catalog ECU considers the catalog your contract with the university. Your catalog is valid for 5 years from date of your admission. (Your catalog will expire Summer 2018) We DO NOT use this calendar! Undergraduate Catalog

6 Undergraduates o Minimum course load to qualify as a full-time student: 12 s.h. (Fall/Spring semesters) o Maximum course load: 18 s.h. (Fall/Spring semesters) o Average course load to graduate in 4 years: s.h. (Most majors require 126 hours to graduate. 126 hours / 8 semesters = s.h.) Course Load

7 Successfully completed (This includes any hours ECU accepts from another college or AP/IB credit): Freshman = 1—29 semester hours credit Sophomore = 30—59 semester hours credit Junior = 60—89 semester hours credit Senior = 90+ semester hours credit (Tip: Remember ) Classification of Undergraduate Students (see p. 3 of “Welcome Aboard” packet) Preparatory/Remedial/Special Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior Senior/Graduate Students may enroll in courses which are numbered one level above their designated classification. When registering, check for any required pre- requisites for courses you are interested in. Courses You May Take Depends on Classification

8 Advanced Placement Credit (AP) You must take the test (not just the course) to receive AP credit Usually a score of 3 or higher on the AP Test will result in AP credit. Inform your advisor of any AP Scores you will be receiving (ECU will not receive scores until July.) Scores should be sent to ECU’s Admissions office through CollegeBoard Transfer Credit If you are transferring in college credits, you must submit an official transcript from the college to ECU Admissions office If you were dually enrolled in high school/college, we can not accept college credits from your high school transcript. We must receive official college transcript AP or Transfer College Credit

9 FOUNDATIONS CURRICULUM– 42 s.h. WRITING INTENSIVE (WI) – 12 s.h. MAJOR (Core/Cognates/Professional) MINOR or concentration (minors are typically 24 hrs) FOREIGN LANGUAGE (required by all BA and some BS degrees) DOUBLE MAJOR (many of our Arts & Sciences majors are flexible enough so that double majors are not only possible but encouraged!) Requirements For a BA and BS Degree ( S.H.) **1/2 of your hours must be from a senior (4-year) institution**

10 English Composition FC: EN6 hours Natural Sciences (at least 1 lab) FC:SC8 hours Math FC:MA3 hours Health 1000 FC:HL and EXSS 1000 FC:EX3 hours Humanities FC:HU and Fine Arts FC:FA 10 hours (1 course from Humanities: English literature, Classical literature, Foreign literature, Religion, Philosophy, some Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies) + (1 course from Fine Arts: Art, Theater, Music, Dance, Public Speaking ) Social Sciences FC:SO 12 hours (1 course from at least 3 disciplines: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, some Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies) Total: 42 hours Foundations Curriculum (see p. 3-6 of “Welcome Aboard” packet) Your MAJOR can NOT count towards your FC requirement

11 Which Math is needed for your major? Some majors will accept MATH 1050 *NO placement required Anthropology English Foreign Languages & Literatures History Philosophy Political Science Sociology Some majors require MATH 1065 *Placement required Biology Biochemistry Chemistry Economics Applied Geography Applied Atmospheric Science Geographic Information Science & Technology Geology Mathematics Physics Psychology

12 Math 1065 (College Algebra) Placement (See p. 12 of “Welcome Aboard” packet) In order to take MATH 1065 (College Algebra) Minimum MATH SAT score of 540 or higher Minimum MATH ACT score of 20 or higher Accuplacer Placement test score of 80 or above (Score of 0-79 means student must take remedial math) MATH 0045 is for NC residents MATH 0001 is for out of state students If your *major requires additional math and if you have higher than 600 on Math SAT you may qualify to skip college algebra and start with more advanced math. Talk to advisor about this option. (*Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Economics, Applied Atmospheric Science, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics all require additional math) If you are transferring in credit for “College Algebra” or “calculus” (not statistics) then you do not need the Accuplacer Placement Test If your major accepts MATH 1050, you do not need the Accuplacer Placement Test To Check Placement Scores Log in to OneStop Select “Profile” Tab Select “Student Profile” View Placement Scores See P. 12 of “Welcome Aboard” packet

13 CHEM 1150/1151 is required for Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, and Physics (Also—medicine, dental, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, PA, PT, optometry, etc.) Math is KEY to Chemistry success! General Chemistry 1150/1151 (3 semester hour lecture/1 semester hour lab) depends on math placement Co-requisite: Math 1065 (*if student takes Accuplacer to enroll in MATH 1065, a minimum score of 90 is required) Preparation for College Chemistry 0150 (3 semester hour lecture) depends on math placement Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: Math 1065 NO CHEMISTRY Student can NOT take either Chemistry if they do not have MATH 1065 Chemistry 1150/1151 (General Chemistry) Placement To Check Math Placement Scores Log in to OneStop Select “Profile” Tab Select “Student Profile” View Placement Scores

14 BA degrees require foreign language Anthropology English Foreign Languages Geography History Interdisciplinary programs Psychology Foreign Language Placement (See p. 12 of “Welcome Aboard” packet) Your choice of BA/BS Option Chemistry Economics Mathematics Physics Political Science Sociology *BS degrees typically do not require foreign language ECU Offers the following languages: French German Greek Japanese Latin Russian *Spanish (placement test is required for Spanish) To take online placement test in Spanish, French, or German visit To Check Placement Scores Log in to OneStop Select “Profile” Tab Select “Student Profile” View Placement Scores

15 To graduate from East Carolina University, students must have 12 hours of writing-intensive courses. ENGL 1100 (3 s.h.) Writing Foundations ENGL 1200 (3 s.h.) Writing Foundations One 3 semester hour writing-intensive course in major. Any other 3 semester hour writing-intensive course. WI* means that only certain sections of that course are writing intensive. Writing Intensive (WI)

16 Grading System AA- B+BB- C+CC- D+DD- F I (Incomplete) NR (Not Reported) Note: Professors set their own grading scale for letter grades – some use a 10 point, 7 point or even 5 point scale. Remember: At the end of every semester, you should check your FINAL grades & academic standing in Banner Self Service (not blackboard) Banner is your OFFICIAL grade.

17 Good academic standing requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. For the Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences, you must have a 2.00 GPA overall and you must earn a 2.00 in your MAJOR courses. Academic Eligibility Standards

18 Starfish Starfish is an early alert and connection tool used by ECU to support student academic success ECU professors may send academic progress notification to students throughout the semester. Through Starfish, faculty can kudos, academic difficulty, and absence related messages to students’ ECU account. If you receive an academic difficulty or absence notification, please take action: To set up your Starfish profile, log in to Blackboard, click on Starfish tab, and then click on your name in the upper right-hand corner. You will be able to access Starfish after August 12,  Meet with your instructor  Meet with your advisor  Utilize tutoring services  Improve study habits  Attend all classes  Take action!!!

19 The number of semester hours you have upon entering ECU will determine how many drops you are allotted until graduation. Most Entering Freshmen 0-29 hours = 4 drops hours = 3 drops (this will affect students who are bringing in a lot of AP credit ) hours = 2 drops 90 + hours = 1 drop You can adjust your schedule all summer (using registration pin) and it will NOT count as a drop. You can change your schedule through the first 5 days of class (using registration pin) and it will NOT count as a drop (last day for “free drop” August 26, 2013 by 5:00 pm). Drops are only counted after the first 5 days of class through the 50% mark of the semester (Your registration pin stops working and you must see advisor to drop course ) The LAST DAY to drop a class for this Fall is October 15, 2013 by 5:00 pm (you can NOT drop a course after this date) Course Drops Be wise about dropping a course. Dropping below full time may affect financial aid as well as insurance. If you feel like you are having difficulty, go see your professor, seek help tutoring, and consult your advisor!

20 Admissions (waiting for information) Cashier’s (non-payment) Judicial (infraction) Students Rights & Responsibilities (infraction) Library (overdue book) Parking (tickets) Hold tags prevent you from registering. Take care of it ASAP! HOLD TAGS

21  Only 0000-, and level courses in which student earned a C-, D+, D, D- or F  Maximum of four (4) times  Most recent grade replaces the last grade in the GPA calculation  Cannot be used after advanced-level course (for which the repeated course is a prerequisite) has been completed. (Example: Can not replace ENGL 1100 after completing ENGL 1200)  Original grade stays on record but does not figure into GPA, will be included in calculation for honors  Original attempt will factor in for Financial Aid’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Grade Replacements

22 A surcharge of 50% is applied to all registered hours in excess of 140 hours. Some exceptions: Students who earn first baccalaureate degree in four years Students in Board-approved programs which may require more than 128 hours (e.g. double majors) Summer school hours, AP credit, CLEP credit Tuition Surcharge

23 FERPA guarantees to students: –the right to inspect and review their educational records –the right to seek to amend their educational records –the right to limit the disclosure of their educational records In accordance with the FERPA guidelines, East Carolina University and the Office of the Registrar are not able to provide confidential information pertaining to students without one of two pieces of required information. Please check with Office of the Registrar for more information on FERPA. FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS & PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 (FERPA) (See p. 11 in “Welcome Aboard” packet)

24 All official ECU communications: ECU Administration Professors Advisors Financial aid Cashier’s office Check Your ECU DAILY

25 2:00 Registration! The advisor will go over specifics of your major and answer any questions you may have regarding your fall schedule. Turn in your purple “Advisee Info sheet” to someone at the NEXT SESSION! DO NO SKIP THE NEXT SESSION--This is how we know you exist!! This is how we assign advisors to you. You will also receive your registration pin and can adjust your schedule during this time. Refer to Banner Registration instructions on P. 9 of “Welcome Aboard” packet. PARENTS: Reception at Joyner Library; students will meet you there to pick up OneCard. Please do not take student bags with you STUDENTS: You will now go to your major department and, as a group, meet with an academic advisor or a faculty representative from the department. Bring your check in materials to registration along with your purple information sheet. Biology, Biochemistry—remain seated Neuroscience majors? Biology Living/Learning majors? Chemistry, Economics, History, Psychology, Political Science—go with Professional Advisors All other majors—refer to next slide for locations


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