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Summer Advising

Dates for Summer Advising 2015 are Friday, June 19, Tuesday, June 23, or Friday, June 26.  

We look forward to seeing you at one of the dates for Summer Advising this June!  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:

Log in to WebAdvisor and follow the directions enclosed in Dean DiQuinzio’s letter to you. Registration for Summer Advising is open May 4 – June 12.  After June 12, 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 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 are also enclosed in Dean DiQuinzio’s letter.  Please take the placement exams between May 6 – June 12.

You will not be allowed to register for Fall 2015 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 2015 courses. Information and suggestions about courses are available at First Year AcademicsReview 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 and bring it with you to your advising appointment on your Summer Advising day.

If you cannot attend in June:

We do recommend Summer Advising; it will help you get off to a great start. But if you cannot attend Summer Advising, registration for classes can be handled either in person or over the phone with Dean Patrice DiQuinzio or Registrar Ashley Turlington any time after June 19. You will also attend a make-up session on August 26 that will cover the information from the 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 or Registrar Turlington.

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.