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Summer Advising

Dates for Summer Advising 2014 are Friday, June 20, Tuesday, June 24, or Friday, June 27.  

We look forward to seeing you at one of the dates for Summer Advising this June!  Registration is through WebAdvisor.

Summer Advising introduces you to the demands of college academics and the College’s co-curricular programs and academic and other resources. You will hear from College faculty, learn about the Honor Code and meet representatives from key offices, including Residence Life, Athletics, Career Development, Health and Counseling Services, Multicultural Affairs, and the Office of Academic Skills. Parents can attend sessions on life outside of the classroom, information technology and academic computing, career development services and the transition to college academics. The Summer Advising program is specifically designed for new students and their parents or guardians. We do not recommend attending with other family members or friends.

To Register:

After June 9, call the Provost’s Office (410-778-7206). We hold places in all courses for each of the three advising days, so you have the same chance of getting into a course no matter which day you attend.  

Placement Exams

All new students must take the mathematics placement exam mathematics placement exam and the foreign language placement exam. The foreign language placement exam begins with a questionnaire; answer the questions indicated and it will indicate whether or not you need to take the exam. The mathematics placement exam has two parts. Read the directions carefully to determine whether you need to take the second part.

Directions for taking the placement exams were also mailed to you with your Summer Advising information letter in early May. Please take the placement exams as soon as possible after receiving the instructions.

You will not be allowed to register for Fall 2014 classes at Summer Advising unless you have taken the math placement exam and either taken the foreign language placement exam or indicated on the survey why you qualify for not taking it.  

Advising Appointment

The most important part of Summer Advising is your individual appointment with a faculty summer advisor who will help you select your Fall 2014 courses. Information and suggestions about courses are available at First Year Academics. Review this information to prepare for your advising meeting with a faculty summer advisor, including

  • Suggestions for how to select courses and balance your course load
  • Explanations of the first year writing requirement and the general education and distribution requirements
  • A list of courses most appropriate for first year students (one third of the available seats listed for each course is available on each day of Summer Advising)

Your summer advisor will expect you to be prepared for your advising meeting, so be sure to review this material carefully. Then complete the Summer Advising Course Selection Worksheet and bring it with you to your advising appointment on your Summer Advising day.

If you cannot attend in June:

If for some reason you cannot attend one of the Summer Advising dates, registration for classes can be handled either in person or over the phone with Dean DiQuinzio any time after June 20, and you will attend a make-up session on August 20 that will cover the other important sessions given in June. You can contact the Provost’s Office at 410-778-7206 to make a phone or in-person appointment with Dean DiQuinzio.

Additional Information

Information will be arriving by mail in early May.  For general questions regarding Summer Advising, please contact the Provost’s Office at 410-778-7206. For issues with WebAdvisor login or other technical questions, please contact the Help Desk at 410-778-7777.