First Notice: Monday, October 14, 2013
PCOM ADVISING NOTICE
Spring 2014 SCHEDULES
It’s time to meet to discuss your Spring 2014 schedule. It is imperative that you meet with a PCOM advisor on-time and that you come prepared with your printer friendly degree audit and your proposed schedule. If you choose to not follow instructions, then you are jeopardizing your ability to attempt to register for classes at your scheduled time. A hold on your account only stops your registration; it does not delay your advising session.
Read this ENTIRE LETTER CAREFULLY since there are strict deadlines and procedures you must follow in order to be advised. Remember it is our responsibility to review the schedule you propose and offer advice about your progress toward the degree and the potential benefit of elective courses. It is not our responsibility to create your schedule for you. Your responsibility is to come prepared with a printed printer friendly version of your degree audit, a list of courses you wish to take this Spring, and at least two alternate courses for your Spring schedule. Consult “Search for Courses” on SeaNet prior to making your list of courses; do not rely on your catalogue. Make sure you search for courses being offered during the Spring 2014 term.
You may retrieve your degree audit by following the directions below:
Visit the COM website to see a list of courses you should consider taking for the specialty area you may be interested in. The list contains courses within and outside of the department, so it is ideal for PCOM folks who may not be able to take many COM classes yet due to course restrictions. If the embedded links do not work, see the list of helpful websites at bottom of page.
Use the Advising Meeting Checklist to help you prepare for your advising session. The link for the checklist is at the bottom of this email.
You MUST be advised during the week that corresponds with the hours you have earned toward graduation. Hours earned does NOT include the hours you are currently taking. Your earned hours are listed in the University Requirements and Limitations section on your printer friendly degree audit. If you arrive without the printed printer friendly version of your degree audit, a schedule and alternate courses, you will be required to assemble those materials before you will be advised. If you come before you are permitted to be advised, you will be asked to come back later. If you come later than your assigned week, you will wait at the end of the line until everyone assigned for that week has been advised. No exceptions will be made. Due to the large number of PCOM students, PCOM advisors cannot and will not make special arrangements to advise students outside PCOM advising hours.
Total Hours You Have Earned
Week You Must Be Advised
athletes, honors or students with disability
October 21 – 24
46 hours to 64 hours
October 28 – October 31
Up to 45 hours
November 4 – November 7
Advising hours this semester are:
Monday & Wednesday: 9am – 12pm and 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 1pm – 4pm
Any of us can advise you, but all of us will not be advising every day. We do not make appointments -- advising is on a first come, first served basis. Our offices are located in rooms 238, 239 & 241 in Leutze Hall. If we are meeting with students when you arrive, please wait quietly in the hall until one of us is available. Because your advisors have other job responsibilities, this is the only time we can advise you. Please adjust your schedule accordingly and please be prepared to wait.
If you are currently retaking or auditing COM 105 or COM 200, you must inform your advisor so that you may be properly advised. This status will also impact your ability to register for COM 200, 301 and 305.
COM 200 will be coded pre-requisite COM 105. If you do not earn a “B” or better in COM 105, you will be dropped from COM 200 in December. Therefore, anyone in COM 105 can register for COM 200.
This semester COM 301 and COM 305 will be coded pre-requisite COM 200. If you do not earn a “B” or better in COM 200 you will be dropped from these classes in December.
Please remember that you cannot pre-register for most classes restricted to COM MAJORS ONLY if you are currently in COM 200. You may attempt to register for the Majors only classes in December when your status changes from PCOM to COM. When you meet with us, make sure you have your schedule planned accordingly.
If the embedded links did not work here are the websites:
Recommended Courses in Discipline Specialty Areas – http://www.uncw.edu/com/documents/specialtyareas.pdf
Advising Checklist - http://uncw.edu/com/advising/documents/advisingchecklist.pdf
See you soon!
The PCOM Team:
Jennifer Chin (LH 238),
Tammy Bulger (LH 239)
Dave Bollinger (LH 241)