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Boston College - Office of Student Services Newsletter - March 2012

-March 2012-

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IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, March 5 to Friday, March 9: Spring vacation.

March 21: Academic advising period begins.

March 26: Fall 2012 Schedule of Courses available on campus.

View the Registration Calendar for fall and summer 2012 registration dates and times.

ACADEMIC ADVISING / REGISTRATION

The undergraduate academic advising period to plan for fall course registration will begin on Wednesday, March 21. All undergraduate students should check their Agora Portal account to confirm their advisor's name and contact information. You may contact your advisor for an appointment beginning March 21.
Only your advisor can provide you with the access code required for registration.

A&S sophomores and juniors who declare or change a major by March 15 will have an advisor in their first major listed on the degree audit for April registration.

LSOE students should officially declare their majors/minors by March 16 to ensure that their correct program will be included on their degree audit for April registration. Students may submit their forms to Campion 104 or electronically to Lindsey.Itzkowitz@bc.edu. Class of 2015 students who are not ready to declare may wait until sophomore year.

CSOM Class of 2014 and 2015 may contact their academic advisors for an appointment beginning
March 21. CSOM Class of 2013 will pick up their registration materials at the departments of their first concentrations beginning March 21.
Undergraduates: Visit the Undergraduate Course Registration FAQs web page for information about selecting courses; closed, restricted, and WCAS (evening) courses; declaring a course pass/fail; overloading and withdrawing; and registration troubleshooting.

Graduates: Visit the Graduate Course Registration FAQs web page for information about graduate student registration; selecting courses; closed, restricted, and WCAS (evening) courses; and registration troubleshooting.

View the summer registration procedures.

The last date to withdraw from a fall course with a "W" or to withdraw from the University is April 17, 2012.

View the spring 2012 Final Exam Schedule.

DEGREE AUDITS

Undergraduate students can request a degree audit or a simulated degree audit (which shows the requirements for different schools, majors, and minors) at portal.bc.edu, seven days per week from 8:00 a.m. until midnight (Eastern Standard Time). All students should carefully review their degree audit in consultation with their advisor.

Attention undergraduate students expecting to graduate in May 2012: Undergraduate students should run their degree audit by logging on to the Agora portal (portal.bc.edu) which can be accessed from any web browser or internet connection, seven days per week from 8:00 a.m. until midnight (Eastern Standard Time), to confirm that you are receiving the following message: "If you successfully complete all the courses for which you are currently registered, you will have met all the requirements for the degree." If you are not receiving this message you will not meet the requirements for graduation and you will not receive a degree. Please contact your academic recorder immediately to resolve your graduation clearance issue.
      College of Arts and Sciences, Lynch School of Education
      Academic Recorder

      Mary McCrosson
      617-552-4974
      mary.mccrosson.76@bc.edu

      Carroll School of Management, Connell School of Nursing
      Academic Recorder

      Terry Rezzuti
      617-552-4984
      theresa.rezzuti@bc.edu

EXIT INTERVIEWS

Student Loan Exit Interviews are required for students graduating in May 2012 who have borrowed from any federal or institutional loan programs at BC. Watch your e-mail this month for instructions on how to complete the online exit process at ECSI (BC's loan servicing company). Attendance at one of the group counseling sessions is also required for diploma and transcript release. Learn about loan repayment options, consolidation, and loan forgiveness plans. Come and listen to the professionals and take the mystery and confusion out of loan repayment!

GRADUATION

Commencement Guides for undergraduate A&S, undergraduate CSOM, and all WCAS students will be mailed to their local address during the week of March 19. All other students will receive their Commencement Guides through their deans' offices. For additional information on Commencement, please refer to the Commencement website or the online planning guides available on the Student Services website.

ROOM SELECTION PROCESS

Students should check their My Bill link in the Portal to make sure that any balance is properly resolved before the room selection process. For the room selection process schedule, visit the Office of Residential Life Calendar.

SALT

SALT is a dynamic, multichannel educational program that spans financing higher education and successful management of student loans, through the many financial decisions that students face during and after they leave school. SALT educates, empowers, and engages college students and young adults to truly own their finances, by making it immediately rewarding, easy, and fun to make smarter student loan and financial decisions.

For questions about your SALT membership, contact the SALT Member Support team directly at 855-469-2724 or membersupport@saltmoney.org. If you need to talk to a counselor about your loans, contact a SALT counselor at 866-460-6332 or send an e-mail to loanhelp@saltmoney.org. You can also follow SALT on Facebook at facebook.com/saltmoney or on Twitter at @SALT_MONEY.

You should have received an invitation e-mail to sign up for SALT. Click on the personalized link in the e-mail, and you will be directed to the SALT enrollment page at saltmoney.org. For more information, visit the SALT BC web page.


GENERAL STUDENT SERVICES

Extended Hours: The Office of Student Services remains open until 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday during the spring semester (excluding March 7 and April 4, 2012) for your convenience. Refer to the Student Services home page for our complete hours of operation.


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