The advising/registration period for Summer and Fall 2021 classes is Monday, March 22 – Friday, April 16. Within those 4 weeks, these activities will happen:
First week, March 22 – 26: Advising only
Second week, March 29 – April 1: Advising continues; online registration in Empower opens on this staggered schedule:
Monday, March 29: Seniors and graduate students
Tuesday, March 30: Juniors
Wednesday, March 31: Sophomores
Thursday, April 1: Freshmen and all others
Third and fourth weeks, April 5 – 16: Advising and registration continue
Make every effort to register as soon as possible during the advising/registration period! Your chances of getting the classes you want and need are much better the sooner you register.
Students must meet with advisors before registering to get their PINs for accessing registration in Empower and to plan Summer and/or Fall 2021 schedules.
The PEAK will offer virtual open advising during the advising/registration period as an alternative to meeting with assigned advisors. You can sign up for a conference with a PEAK advisor during these days and times:
To be placed in a virtual advising queue, please complete this form. The next available PEAK advisor will contact you based on your communication preference. Any forms submitted outside of the hours above will be answered during the next Virtual Open Advising session. Because the number of students who sign up for Virtual Open Advising may be high at times, there may be a delay before a PEAK advisor will be available to contact you. We will follow up with you! Please do not answer a phone call or Google Meet request from us if you receive it while you are in class. We will try again later until you are available.
Students who attend a virtual open advising session should always consult with their assigned advisors as well and communicate about plans.
Are you a first year student or a new transfer student who needs structure and one-on-one help in managing your time and classes? Consider joining the Academic Success Program! You will have individual meetings with Ms. Tica Green, Director of Academic Success and will get personalized support. Maximize your chances of being successful! Ms. Green’s contact information is listed below.
All students are assigned to an academic advisor. You can see who your advisor is in your Empower Pride Page account. Your advisor is a valuable resource for helping you navigate through your courses to earn your degree, discussing internships and career opportunities, and scheduling next semester’s classes. PEAK advisors are also available to supplement your assigned advisor and help with academic policies and procedures.
The PEAK offers peer tutoring in most first-year level classes and many upper level classes as well. Our tutors are students who have taken these classes, done well in them, and are ready to help you be successful. Stop by the PEAK’s Tutorial Board to get contact information for the tutor you need, or email Ms. Lisa Alley, Director of Academic Support, and she can connect you with a tutor who can help you. Ms. Alley’s contact information is listed below.
If you have a documented disability or condition and need classroom accommodations, Ms. Georgie Bogdan, Director of Academic Accessibility. Please see details under the Academic Accessibility link on the COVID 19 Student Resources page. Ms. Bogdan’s contact information is listed below.
Ms. Caryn Atwater, Director of Career and Personal Development can help you determine your strengths and weaknesses as related to major and career goals, secure internships, and think about your life after graduation. Start your exploration in your first year of college! Ms. Atwater’s contact information is listed below.
Ms. Lisa Alley, Director of Academic Support
307 Main Building
Ms. Caryn Atwater, Director of Career and Personal Development
321 Main Building
Ms. Georgie Bogdan, Director of Academic Accessibility
323 Main Building
Ms. Martha Bunch, Associate Vice President for Academic Administration
308 Main Building
Ms. Tica Green, Director of Academic Success
305 Main Building
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