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Academic Advising Calendar

Spring 2021 Academic Advising Calendar




Jan 19

Classes Begin

Can be a good time to send a note to all your advisees, making sure they have the classes they want.


SOCHE Registration

Don't forget that SOCHE can be a good alternative if a student needs to pick up a class or two--especially if a senior is looking to finish off certain credits.

Jan 22

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

Remember that adding a course must be done online.

Feb 1-5

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.

Feb 5

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


Feb 19

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.

Feb 19

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


Mar 12

1st half-semester courses end


Mar 12

Last day to remove an 'I' grade

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


Spring Break Cancelled

Respite Days will be February 25th, March 10th, and April 27th.

Mar 17

2nd-half semester courses begin


Mar 17

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.

Mar 22
Apr 2

Academic Advising—Scheduling for Fall 2021 and Summer 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.

Mar 24

Last day to ADD a 2nd-half semester course


Mar 24 to Apr 2

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


Mar 29

Online Registration Begins

Remind students of the resources available through COMPASS.

Apr 2

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


Apr 2

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


Apr 14

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.

May 5 Classes End


May 6 Reading Day


May 7-12 Final Exams


May 13 Senior Grades due to Registrar by NOON


May 13 Campus Housing closes




May 17

Final Grades due to Registrar by NOON


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