First Notice: Monday, March 11, 2013
PCOM ADVISING NOTICE
Summer and Fall 2013 SCHEDULES
It’s time to meet to discuss your Summer and Fall 2013 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 the printer friendly version of your degree audit, a list of courses you wish to take this Summer and Fall, and at least two alternate courses for your Fall schedule. Consult “Search for Courses” on SeaNet prior to making your list of courses; do not rely on your catalogue.
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 attached to this email to help you prepare for your advising session.
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 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 all assigned for that week are 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
70+ hours, athletes, honors or students with disability
March 18 – March 21
60 hours to 69 hours
March 25 – March 27
Up to 59 hours
April 1 – April 4
Advising hours this semester are:
Monday: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
Tuesday: 2pm – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 12pm and 3pm – 5pm
Thursday: 3pm – 5pm
Either of us can advise you, but both 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 and 239 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.
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 May.
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 May.
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 May 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:
Course Renumbering Matrix - http://www.uncw.edu/com/documents/renumberingmatrix.pdf
Communication Studies Course Descriptions with new course numbers- http://www.uncw.edu/com/documents/coursedescript2011.pdf
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)