DO YOU NEED TO REQUEST AN INCOMPLETE?
At the instructor’s discretion, an incomplete grade notation may be assigned for work that is of passing quality but incomplete by the end of spring term. The deadline to complete the work must be negotiated with the instructor and must be no later than the last day of fall quarter 2013.
Incomplete grade notations are typically given for emergency reasons or unforeseen circumstances, and if the course work is not completed by the deadline, the “I” lapses to an “F” or “NP”. Because an incomplete grade carries no credit, talk with your college academic adviser about the possible consequences on your academic standing.
If an Incomplete grade is truly necessary for your situation, you must make your request with your instructor by the end of the quarter, Thursday, June 13, 2013. Faculty members generally appreciate any efforts you might make to contact them well before the end of the quarter.
ENROLLMENT CLOSES FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS AFTER JULY 18 AND REOPENS AUGUST 12
You can continue to enroll in fall 2013 classes up to 19 credits through July 18, 2013 and starting again August 12, 2013. Fall enrollment is blocked for continuing students from July 19 through August 11, 2013 to allow new students to enroll during summer orientation programming.
We know you are busy preparing for finals, but don’t forget to fill out your class schedule for fall soon. Classes may be full on August 12 when enrollment reopens. Full-time students should be enrolled in at least 12 credits for fall, with 15 credits or more preferred.
If a class offers a wait list enrollment option, then you can begin to enroll in wait-list classes starting August 12, 2013.
Starting the first day of instruction for fall 2013, which is Thursday, September 26th, students holding a 3.0 GPA or higher may enroll in up to 22 credits without permission from their college; however, to exceed 22 credits permission must be obtained from your college. Those that do not meet the GPA requirement and want to enroll in more than 19 credits must obtain permission from their college adviser.
LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES FOR FINALS
Drop-in Writing assistance will be available on:
*Sunday, June 9th from 12-6pm
Monday, June 10th from 3-6pm
Tuesday, June 11th from 3-6pm
Wednesday, June 12th from 3-6pm
All drop-in writing sessions will be held at the ARCenter, room 216
Students may sign up for an appointment slot by calling Learning Support Services at (831) 459-4333 before 2:00pm the day of the session.
Appoints are 30 Minutes, for papers longer than 5 pages you may request a 45 minute appointment.
*Students will not able sign up for a Sunday appointment after Friday, June 7th at 5:00pm.
Drop-in Math tutoring for MATH 3, 11A, 11B, 19A, 19B, 22, 23A, and 23B will be available at McHenry Library, room 1279 on:
Sunday, June 9th from 4-8pm
Monday, June 10th from 4-8pm
24-Hour Study Center
The ARCenter will be open continuously as a study center beginning Sunday, June 9th at 9:00am and remaining open until Wednesday, June 12th at 11:00pm. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, June 13th. Free coffee will be available.
Any updates and changes to these services will be posted on the Learning Support Services website at http://www2.ucsc.edu/lss/
FALL 2013 INSTRUCTION BEGINS: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
It may seem like a long time from now, but make a note that instruction for fall 2013 begins Thursday, September 26th. The quarter officially begins on Saturday, September 21st. You can find the full 2013-14 Academic and Administrative Calendar here http://registrar.ucsc.edu/calendar/academiccalendar.html ; See you in the fall!
COLLEGE ADVISING OVER SUMMER
Summer orientation for new students will take place on the dates listed below. On these dates, most college advisers will be out of their offices for the entire day. If you need academic advising during the summer, please phone or e-mail ahead to determine the best time to meet with an adviser.
• Wednesday, July 24
• Friday, July 26
• Saturday, July 27
• Monday, 29
• Wednesday, July 31
• Thursday, August 1
SPRING 2013 GRADES DUE FROM INSTRUCTORS: TUESDAY, JUNE 18
You may begin checking your spring grades on your student portal on Tuesday, June 18. Colleges will conduct academic standing reviews once grades are received. If you think you may fall below good academic standing after your spring grades are assigned, please check with your college academic adviser for important academic review information.
WHAT IF YOU ARE NOT RETURNING TO UCSC FOR FALL QUARTER 2013
Question: What happens if you enroll in classes and then don’t show up for fall quarter? Answer: You are billed and liable for FULL registration fees.
If you are NOT planning to return to UCSC for fall 2013, see your college academic adviser before the end of spring quarter to petition to withdraw or take a leave of absence from the university (unless you apply to graduate for spring or summer). Notifying the university that you do not plan to attend via the withdrawal or leave of absence petition will cancel your registration fees and remove you from your enrolled fall classes.
If you wait until the beginning of fall quarter to petition for a withdrawal or leave of absence, the effective date of your withdrawal or leave will be the date your college is notified that you are not attending UCSC (which, if after the first day of instruction, could result in a loss of thousands of dollars of registration fees). For the petition and additional information visit the following link: http://advising.ucsc.edu/student/loa/index.html .
ADVISING TIP OF THE WEEK: REWARD YOURSELF
The spring quarter is finally wrapping up and it has been a long academic year full of finals, studying, late nights and tons of reading and writing.
Once your spring quarter is complete and your finals are behind you, it is time to reward yourself! Everyone needs some downtime after a stressful period of time. Whether it is sleeping for 12 hours, getting a massage, going to the beach, taking a trip, reading for FUN, or just spending time with your friends and family, plan to reward yourself after finals are complete. Use your reward as the carrot, dangling at the end of the stick driving you toward the finish line! You can do it and you deserve some YOU time! Good luck with finals and have a wonderful summer break!
FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE: MONDAY - THURSDAY, JUNE 10 - 13
Can you believe finals are here already??? The spring final examination schedule can be at: http://registrar.ucsc.edu/soc/final-examinations.html#3
. You can read about “Final Examination Policies” above on this page. And you can also view the final exam schedule for fall 2013. Planning out your finals will help you to be able to prioritize your studying and allow you to feel more organized. Remember to take care of yourself during this time with healthy food, sleep, and little breaks now and then. Stock up on pencils, blue books and scantrons so that you will be prepared! Good luck!
IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY TO START CAREER PLANNING
Whether you are in your first, second, third or fourth year at UCSC, you can take steps to identify meaningful career goals. Click here
for a four-year planner with suggested activities for each year to clarify your career interests and begin to take steps to enter the professional world. The Career center offers career assessments
at UCSC and links to online career assessments
, major handouts
that link majors to careers, and much more. Click here
to see a comprehensive list of all career services available to students.