Advisors, services available for spring registration
Published: Monday, October 29, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012 12:10
Students’ fall course loads may make springtime planning an afterthought, but with registration for spring classes opening Nov. 5, planning ahead is key.
Freshmen and other students looking to register for a new set of classes have a range of services to help aid the process.
Academic advisors can be a helpful resource for students unfamiliar with registration. They can be accessed through the “Email an Advisor” page on the Student Success Center website or in person with an appointment.
Emailing an advisor allows students to quickly get feedback and answers for any questions they may have. If those questions can’t easily be answered via email, appointments are also available.
“The Student Success Center will have additional walk in advising to help accommodate as many students as possible for spring course planning,” said Academic Advisor Bill Bannister.
Freshmen and any other students needing help registering for classes can also do a 15 minute walk-in advising session in the Student Success Center, located in Main Hall Room 208.
Advisors offer walk-in appointments for three weeks Monday through Wednesday starting Oct. 29 until Nov. 14 and are available for students in every major.
Walk-ins are available on a first-come first-serve basis Mondays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. except during lunch from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Advisors also offer 30 minute appointments on Thursdays and Fridays and must be scheduled ahead of time. Students more than 15 minutes late for their appointments will have their sessions canceled.
Students can access self-services at their UCCS portal to find their date and time to register. The portal also allows students to view their holds and to-do list.
Holds need to be taken care of before registration can be completed. Anything on the portal's to-do list will eventually become a hold and should be completed before registration.
The course shopping cart is available through the student portal and aids with viewing the dates and times of classes and arranging a schedule. Classes can be added to the shopping cart before officially registering.
The Student Success Center’s website has a step-by-step guide to registering, including how to access the student portal and a guide to searching for classes.
Full course schedules, the 2012-13 course catalog and information about which advisors to see for each major can also be found there.
Academic advisors suggest students access their degree audits and view the major advising sheets available on the Student Success Center website.
Degree audits allow students to view the courses necessary to complete their degree and find out how many hours have been completed. The DARS Audits can be accessed through the student portal.
Past the audits, major advising sheets provide a four-year plan for nearly every major available at UCCS and detail the recommended classes students should take each semester.
The Student Success Center seeks to make registration as easy a process as possible and is available to any student in need of help.