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Summer Advising

Dates for Summer Advising 2013 are Friday, June 14, Tuesday, June 18 or Friday, June 21.  

We look forward to seeing you at one of the dates for Summer Advising this June!  Registration is through WebAdvisor, and begins at 8:30 am on Monday, May 6.

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. 

To Register:

Beginning Monday, May 6 at 8:30 am, you can log in to WebAdvisor under Prospective Students, click on “Summer Advising” under “Miscellaneous Options” and select an attendance date. Click “Submit” and you will get a message telling you whether that date is available. If it is available, click “Register” and you will receive a message that you have successfully been registered for the date you chose. You can then log out of WebAdvisor. If your date is not available, choose another date and follow the same steps to register for that date. After you have registered for a date you do not get an email confirmation of your registration. To check that you are registered for the date you chose, log back in to WebAdvisor and try to register again. You will get a message that you are already registered for a specific date.

You can register for Summer Advising or change your registration date on WebAdvisor anytime from Monday, May 6 through Friday, June 7 at 4:30 pm. After June 7, 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.  

Foreign Language Placement Exam

Directions for taking this placement exam will be mailed to you with your Summer Advising information letter in early May. Please complete the survey and take the placement exam as soon as possible after receiving the instructions. You will not be allowed to register for Fall 2013 classes at Summer Advising unless you have either taken this exam or indicated on the placement 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 2013 courses. Information and suggestions about courses will be available online under the First Year Academics tab in the left navigation bar.  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.

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 anytime after June 14, and you will attend a make-up session on August 21 that will cover the other important sessions given in June.

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.