New Student Orientation 2017
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"Our future is not in the stars but in our own minds and hearts. Creative leadership and liberal education, which in fact go together, are the first requirements for a hopeful future for humankind.”
– Senator J. William Fulbright
JUST HAVE A QUICK QUESTION?
This message means the section in which you are trying to enroll is designated for a certain group of students. Most often you will see this message for class that has both graduate and undergraduate students. Be sure that the class you are adding says "career: undergraduate" in the UAConnect course detail. Speak with the department offering the course for more information or to ask for an exception.
This message means that the instructor is looking for students that meet predetermined criteria and that you must get permission from the course instructor to take the class. If there is no instructor listed, then contact the department. For example, if it is a COMM course you will contact the Communication Department.
This message means that the department is looking for students that meet predetermined criteria and that you must get permission from the academic department offering the course before you can add it in UAConnect. For example, if you try to enroll in a SOCI course with department consent, you will need to contact the Sociology Department to request permission to enroll.
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A "v" at the end of a course means it is a variable credit. You will need to determine the number of hours granted for the course by looking in the class notes on UAConnect or you can verify the number of hours by contacting the instructor directly.
- you can add one of the alternative courses suggested by your advisor
- you can search for open courses in UAConnect to be used as an elective
For Fulbright College, an elective course is any course used to meet graduation requirements that are over and above what you need for your core, or courses not used to fill major requirements. In Fulbright College, all students need a minimum of 120 hours of degree credit to earn a bachelor’s degree. General electives are needed when your requirements for all majors, minors, and the core do not add up to at least 120 hours.
There are several ways to expand and limit your search in UAConnect for courses. Here are some of the most common:
- If you know the department for which you want to search, enter the course subject only. Leave everything else blank.
- If you know the level of elective you need, such as 3000 or higher, limit your course number to "greater than or equal to" and enter "3000" in the search box.
- You can use the additional search criteria to search by time, instructor, keywords, or other attributes such as number of credit hours.
A ‘C’ means that the course has both a lecture and a “drill” component. The course will meet on certain days/times for lecture, just like any other course, and will also have the drill which will be one of the following depending on the course:
- a separate, smaller section of the class that meets once a week at a set time,
- the online component for the course, or
- a specific time reserved in your schedule during which exams will be held.
This semester, all students have a hold in UAConnect called a "Pre-Registration Hold", which will prevent you from enrolling in summer and fall classes. To get this hold removed, just log in to your UAConnect, and complete the "Summer/Fall Financial Agreement" in your "To-Do List" on the right side of your Student Center. It just takes a couple of minutes, and the hold is automatically removed.
DIDN’T FIND THE HELP YOU NEED?
If you have a general question about a registration hold, a full class, overrides, your registration date, etc. our Help Desk may be what you need! It’s open in Old Main 518 from 8am to 4pm.
Make an advising appointment
SOPHOMORE THRU SENIOR:
Students can select a time by logging onto UASuccess where you can view your advisor's calendar or by calling 479-575-3307.
First-year students can schedule an exploration session by calling 479-575-3307. Please bring a computer, tablet, or pen/paper to the session.