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Registration Holds Blocking You?

Are you in the habit of checking your WESS account often?  If the answer is “YES”, that is great news. If the answer is “NO”, please start checking in!

Remember – WESS is truly a hub for all of your University information (schedule details, bill, financial aid summary, etc).  It is also where REGISTRATION HOLDS will appear should you need to resolve something (i.e. parking tickets, over due library book, health center charges).

The “HOLD” link on WESS will help you determine if there is anything blocking your account.  If you do have any registration holds, WESS will also show you the Administrative Office that placed the hold and it will provide you with contact information to help you begin taking steps to resolve the hold.

Are You On Academic Action this Semester?

All students enrolled with our University are required to be in good standing (a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA). Those that do not maintain “good standing” are subject to ACADEMIC ACTION.

Academic Action encompasses the following levels:

Have you review your cumulative GPA recently?  Are you maintaining at least (or better than) a 2.00 at this time?  If you are currently on Academic Action, have you been satisfying all of the requirements asked of you?

What Does S.A.P. Stand For? (Why You Should Care)

Are you currently receiving financial aid?  If your answer is “YES”, can you answer this – “what does SAP” stand for and why does it pertain to you?”

All undergraduate financial aid recipients are subject to a yearly  Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) evaluation with the Office of Financial Aid. This evaluation determines aid eligibility for the following year. The requirements for for SAP are:

  1. 2.00 Cumulative GPA = all students are required to maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA each semester
  2. 67% EHRS = students must have earned 2/3 (or 67%) of their total attempted hours
  3. <180 hours = students attempted hours must not have exceeded 180 credits

Use your academic resources wisely!

 

How often do you make time for tutoring and study skills workshops in your schedule?  Seeking support can help strengthen your performance!

Tip: Check out these academic resources:

CADA (tutoring & study skills)

Center for Writing Excellence (CWE)

Academic Departments

 

Your Major Department and Faculty Advisor – Best Resources you may not be using!

 

Do you know who your Faculty Advisor is? Have you been visiting your Department regularly to find out about Dept. events, program opportunities, etc.?

Tip: No idea who to contact or where to turn for support and  guidance? Email us at academicsuccess@mail.montclair.edu and we’ll be sure to help navigate you to the right resource

 

Winter-ize Your Academics (Enroll in a Winter Session course)

 

As you wind down your academic  career, why not mix it up and take a Winter Session course this coming January!? Winter Session provides you with the perfect opportunity to complete a degree requirement (3-4 credits total) via a hybrid or online course.

 

Plan For Your Final Exams Today!

 

When are your final exams this semester?

Click here for the Fall 2011 final exam schedule

 

The Analysis of Academic Progress – Your Key to Graduation

 

How often do you look at your  Degree Audit (Analysis of Academic Progress) in WESS?

  • Are you clear on how to read it?
  • Understand fully what it is telling you and how to take action?
  • Do you discuss it with an Advisor?

We hope the answer is YES to both.

 

On this road, choosing a wise route (schedule) is everything…

A Fall schedule should be a mix of the GenEds, Major, Minor and/or Free Elective  requirements you have left.  Will the courses remaining on your audit be available in Spring 2012?

 

Miles to go to graduation? How many credits do you have left??

 

In order to stay complete 120 credits** within 4 years, a student must enroll in (and complete)  15-18 credits per semester. Too many credits in a semester you may find you overstretched and exhausted…too few and you may set yourself back a semester (or more).

 15 credits/semester X 2 semesters* = 30 credits

30 credits x 4 years = 120 credits**

 

*  Summer and Winter Sessions are not factored in to the above equation. Have you considered using them to stay within your planned timeline?

** Does your degree program require 120 credits, or more? It is vital for you to know how many credits you must complete in order to be eligible to graduate!