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Parent Presentation.Advising summer 2013

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Transcript of Parent Presentation.Advising summer 2013

Summer Orientation 2013

Undergraduate Colleges Advising
Student Expectations
Academic Policies
DEC
Graduation Requirements
Sample Schedules
Advising
Today
Helping Your Student
The College Advisor
Graduation Requirements
Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 [each semester and cumulative]
Earn at least 120 total credits (exceptions are 124 credits for the School of Journalism and 128 credits for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences)
Of these total credits, at least 39 must be upper division credits (numbered 300 or higher)
Satisfy the requirements of a declared major
After the 57th credit, earn at least 36 credits at Stony Brook
Complete the Diversified Education Curriculum (DEC)
What is the Role of the Undergraduate College Advisor?

Serves as your student’s academic advisor during his/her first year. Provides assistance with interpreting academic policies and procedures, choosing a major, registering for classes, understanding graduation requirements, etc.

Works with the Faculty Director and Quad Director to plan events related to the themes of your student’s Undergraduate College

Teaches four sections of the First-Year Seminar and develops all course materials related to advising

Diversified Education Curriculum (DEC)

Will be completed by all undergraduates in addition to major courses
Ensures that students receive a well-rounded, liberal arts education
Gives students an opportunity to take courses of interest outside of the requirements for their major
Is a great way for undecided students to explore before deciding on a major

What Classes are Included in the DEC?

Tier I:
A – English Composition (2 courses)
B – Interpreting Texts in the Humanities
C – Mathematical and Statistical Reasoning
D – Understanding the Fine and Performing Arts

Tier II:
E – Natural Sciences (2 courses)
F – Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses)
G – Humanities (2 courses)

Tier III:
H – Implications of Science and Technology
I – European Traditions
J – The World Beyond European Traditions
K – American Pluralism

Sample Schedule: College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

First-Year Seminar 101 1 credit
Math (Math 131 or higher) 3-4 credits
Science course (PHY 131 & 133 or CHE 131 & 133) 5 credits
DEC course (1-2) 3-6 credits
Major course (MEC 101, CSE 110, etc.) 2-3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS: 17

Sample Schedule:
Non-science majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, or School of Journalism:

First-Year Seminar 101 1 credit
Math 3 credits
Major/Minor courses 3 credits
DEC courses (1-2) 6 credits
TOTAL CREDITS: 13-16
Sample Schedule: Science Majors and/or Pre-Health

First-Year Seminar 101 1 credit
Math (Math 123 or higher) 3-4 credits
Science course 4-5 credits
(CHE 129 & 130 or CHE 131 & 133 or CHE 152)
DEC course (1-2) 3-6 credits
TOTAL CREDITS: 14-16
How Students Register for Classes at Orientation
Prior to orientation, information he/she reported online was used to make personalized scheduling recommendations which will be referenced during the advising session
Advanced Placement scores and/or transfer credits from other institutions officially reported to Transfer Office prior to Orientation were utilized when making recommendations
Students will be in a room with two professional advisors and a team of Orientation Leaders
We will make recommendations to students about appropriate courses and allow them time to discuss them with us
Students will register themselves online and schedules will be approved by professional advisors

Student Responsibilities in the Advising Process
Check e-mail regularly for important updates (stonybrook.edu account)
Come to advising appointments prepared and on time.
Maintain a calendar of academic deadlines, class assignments, and exams.
Familiarize him- or herself with university policies and degree requirements via the Online Bulletin.
Learn to access and utilize his/her Degree Progress Report (located on Solar) in schedule planning.
Keep 101 Freshman Seminar instructor informed of his/her academic progress.
Do not hesitate to ask questions!

Some Important Academic Policies

GPNC
Add/Drop/Swap
Retake Policy
Supporting Your Students' Success

Go over the Advising Syllabus and other advising-related materials distributed at Orientation
Understand the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Encourage your student to meet with an advisor early and often

Contact Information


www. ucolleges.stonybrook.edu/advising

N3071 Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library

(631) 632-4378 phone
(631) 632-4525 fax
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