Academic Advising

Academic advising is one of the most important and influential components of the College of Education, Health, and Society (EHS). A primary factor is bringing students and faculty together to integrate academics and curriculum into a truly meaningful educational experience. The EHS Mission Statement endorses and emphasizes student preparation. In keeping with that statement, the goal of our academic advising program is to help students explore and synthesize academic, career, and life goals.

What is Academic Advising?

Advising is an important component of your academic experience and we encourage you to meet with an advisor. Students have many advising resources available to them; you can seek help from faculty, departmental, and divisional advisors.

Your advisor can help you with many facets of your educational journey:

  • Understanding and assisting you with you Global Miami Plan requirements, academic policies and procedures, and your DARS (Degree Audit Report System)
  • Mentoring for academic and career goals
  • Starting point for exploration of minors and other majors
  • Familiarity with services and resources around campus

How to prepare for an advising session

The key to successful academic advising relies partly upon your initiative. The more questions that you ask, the better informed your decisions will be. To prepare for an advising appointment, you should:

  • Give thoughtful consideration to your academic and career goals
  • Make a list of questions for your advisor
  • Review your DARS (Degree Audit Report System) and degree requirements
  • Compose a tentative, written schedule (if registering for courses)
  • Be familiar with the academic calendars, including registration dates and drop-add deadlines
  • Accept responsibility for academic choices
  • Remember, part of your advisor’s role is helping you find and navigate the path that’s right for you; utilize this resource!

 

Fall 2018 Schedule

August
Mon, Aug 27 Classes Begin
Wed, Aug 29 Registration/Change of Schedule via BannerWeb Ends (11:59 pm the third calendar day of the term for full-term classes and second calendar day of each sprint part-of-term)
September
Mon, Sep 3 Labor Day (No Classes – Campuses Closed)
Mon, Sep 10 OBOR subsidy cutoff date for Fall Semester - end of business day
October
Mon, Oct 1 BannerWeb open for faculty to submit midterm grades
Fri-Sun, Oct 12-14 Fall Break
Fri, Oct 19 Deadline at noon for faculty to submit midterm grades; midterm grades available to students on BannerWeb
November
Fri, Nov 2 Last day to apply for December graduation
Tues, Nov 20 Thanksgiving Holiday begins at 10:00 pm
Wed, Nov 21 Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes, Campuses Open)
Thurs-Sun, Nov 22-25 Thanksgiving Holiday (Campuses Closed)
Mon, Nov 26 Classes Resume
December
Fri, Dec 7 Last Day to file petition to drop a class or withdraw from University (5:00 pm)
Sat, Dec 8 Classes End
Sat-Sun, Dec 8-9 Study Days
Mon, Dec 10 Final Examination Week Begins
Fri, Dec 14 December Commencement Ceremony; Last day to apply for January graduation
Sat, Dec 15 Final Examinations Week Ends

Fall 2018 Dates and Deadlines

Full Term

Descriptions Dates
Classes Begin Mon, Aug 27
Last Day to Register (Add/Drop) in BannerWeb Wed, Aug 29
Last Day to Add Independent Work
Last Day to Drop a Class Without a Grade
Credit/No Credit Change Deadline
Fri, Sep 14
Last Day to Drop from a Course with "W"
Last Day to Change to/from Audit
Mon, Oct 29
Last Possible Day of Classes Sat, Dec 8
Final Exam Week Mon-Sat, Dec 10-15
Submit Grades by Noon Tues, Dec 18
Grades Viewable to Students (Subject to Change) Thurs, Dec 20

Last 12 Weeks, Q

Descriptions Dates
Classes Begin Mon, Sep 10
Last Day to Register (Add/Drop) in BannerWeb Tues, Sep 11
Last Day to Add Independent Work
Last Day to Drop a Class Without a Grade
Credit/No Credit Change Deadline
Tues, Sep 25
Last Day to Drop from a Course with "W"
Last Day to Change to/from Audit
Wed, Oct 31
Last Possible Day of Classes Sat, Dec 8
Final Exam Week Mon-Sat, Dec 10-15
Submit Grades by Noon Tues, Dec 18
Grades Viewable to Students (Subject to Change) Thurs, Dec 20

First 6 Weeks, T

Descriptions Dates
Classes Begin Tues, Sep 4
Last Day to Register (Add/Drop) in BannerWeb Wed, Sep 5
Last Day to Add Independent Work
Last Day to Drop a Class Without a Grade
Credit/No Credit Change Deadline
Tues, Sep 11
Last Day to Drop from a Course with "W"
Last Day to Change to/from Audit
Wed, Sep 26
Last Possible Day of Classes Mon, Oct 15
Final Exam Week Tues-Mon, Oct 16-22
Submit Grades by Noon Thurs, Oct 25
Grades Viewable to Students (Subject to Change) Fri, Oct 26

Last 6 Weeks, U

Descriptions Dates
Classes Begin Wed, Oct 24
Last Day to Register (Add/Drop) in BannerWeb Thurs, Oct 25
Last Day to Add Independent Work
Last Day to Drop a Class Without a Grade
Credit/No Credit Change Deadline
Wed, Oct 31
Last Day to Drop from a Course with "W"
Last Day to Change to/from Audit
Fri, Nov 16
Last Possible Day of Classes Sat, Dec 8
Final Exam Week Mon-Sat, Dec 10-15
Submit Grades by Noon Tues, Dec 18
Grades Viewable to Students (Subject to Change) Thurs, Dec 20

First 8 Weeks, V

Descriptions Dates
Classes Begin Tues, Sep 4
Last Day to Register (Add/Drop) in BannerWeb Wed, Sep 5
Last Day to Add Independent Work
Last Day to Drop a Class Without a Grade
Credit/No Credit Change Deadline
Thurs, Sep 13
Last Day to Drop from a Course with "W"
Last Day to Change to/from Audit
Thurs, Oct 4
Last Possible Day of Classes Mon, Oct 29
Final Exam Week Tues-Mon, Oct 30-Nov 5
Submit Grades by Noon Thurs, Nov 8
Grades Viewable to Students (Subject to Change) Fri, Nov 9

Last 8 Weeks, W

Descriptions Dates
Classes Begin Wed, Oct 10
Last Day to Register (Add/Drop) in BannerWeb Thurs, Oct 11
Last Day to Add Independent Work
Last Day to Drop a Class Without a Grade
Credit/No Credit Change Deadline
Mon, Oct 22
Last Day to Drop from a Course with "W"
Last Day to Change to/from Audit
Mon, Nov 12
Last Possible Day of Classes Sat, Dec 8
Final Exam Week Mon-Sat, Dec 10-15
Submit Grades by Noon Tues, Dec 18
Grades Viewable to Students (Subject to Change) Thurs, Dec 20

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