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Academic Advising Calendar

Fall 2020 Academic Advising Calendar

Date

 

Recommendations

Aug 17

Classes Begin

Can be a good time to send a note to returning first-year students, making sure they have the classes they want.

Aug 17-21

SOCHE Registration

 

Aug 21

Last day to ADD a full-semester course & a 1st half-semester course

Remember that adding a course must be done online.

Sept 7

Labor Day Observed--classes held

 

Students should register for the Foreign Language Competency Exam by September 10th. Email reynoldsc@wittenberg.edu with questions.

Sept 8-11

File PASS/FAIL option for full-semester and 1st half-semester course

Can check in with all advisees and see if any need help with changing to a P/F option or are thinking of withdrawing from a course—P/F forms are only available in person.

Sept 4

Last day to DROP a 1st half-semester course without a 'W'

 

Sept 18

Last day to WITHDRAW from a 1st half-semester course with a 'W'

Monday, February 10th can be a reminder day to students about these upcoming deadlines on Friday.

Sept 18

Last day to DROP a full-semester course without a 'W'

 

Oct 9

1st half-semester courses end

 

Oct 9

Last day to remove an 'I' grade

Could send a reminder this week to any of your students who have an ‘I’ grade.

 

Fall Break Cancelled

 

Oct 12

2nd-half semester courses begin

 

Oct 14

Midterm grades due to Registrar by NOON

A good time to check in and see if any of your advisees are having difficulty with classes—that might influence your advising conference.

Preparing for Advising: Remember to encourage (require) students to fill out their schedule request forms, or to choose their classes in the Timeline section of Self Service. They can also look to their four-year plans to see what courses they need. Remember to set out times for students to visit with you, and encourage upperclass students to come in early, leaving later times for second- and first-year students. Reread Thirty Reminders for Effective Advising.

Oct 19-30

Academic Advising—Scheduling for Spring 2021

Check to see if students have any holds on their accounts, and make sure they know the time they can register.

If you are going to be on sabbatical (or away) the following semester, be sure to inform your advisees, and let them know who they can go to with questions.

Oct 16

Last day to ADD a 2nd-half semester course

 

Oct 23-Nov 1

File PASS/FAIL option for 2nd half-semester courses

 

Oct 28-Nov 8

Online Registration

Remind students of the resources available through COMPASS.

Oct 30

Last day to DROP a 2nd half-semester course without a 'W'

 

Oct 30

Last day to WITHDRAW from a full-semester course with a 'W'

 

Nov 15

Last day to WITHDRAW from a 2nd half semester course with a 'W'

A reminder of this date could come at the beginning of the week.

Nov 24

Face-to-face instruction ends

Campus housing closes.

Dec 2

Classes End

 

Dec 2

Last Day for First-Year Exception (Forgiveness)

First-year students in the first semester of their enrollment, not including transfer students, may withdraw late from one course and receive the mark of "W" for that course, through the last official day of classes.

Dec 5

Reading Day

 

Dec 7-11

Final Exams

 

Dec 14

Final Grades due to Registrar by NOON

 

   

 

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