Student Resources

Get the Most out of Advising!

There are important steps you need to take in order to get the most out of your advising appointments.

  • Keep track of your Integratus requirements
  • Prior to your appointment, have a schedule drafted to show your adviser.
  • Discuss your long-term goals, personally and professionally. Where do you see yourself after SMUMN?

Not sure where to start? 

Registration Tutorial

Watch this tutorial to learn about the new registration features and learn how to register for courses!

 

Registration Holds

Check out the following resources and email Cardinal Central with questions: cardinalcentral@smumn.edu

Steps to Check for Holds

 

Additional Resources

Your Academic Adviser

Your faculty adviser’s name is listed at the bottom of your portal homepage. Note: If you recently declared your major, you may still see your former adviser listed but you should be primarily working with your new major adviser.

Your Advising Appointment

Look for communication from your faculty adviser on how to sign-up. Ideally, you want to meet with them 2-3 times each semester but for sure once before your registraion window open to confirm your plan for the next semester. 

Making Schedule Adjustments
  • Connect with your adviser before making any changes.
  • If you want to make a change before the add/drop deadline, you can do so directly via your portal.
  • If you want to make a change after the add/drop deadline, you will need to request a formal course withdraw in which the following should be noted:
    • A final grade of W will be entered on your transcript which does not impact your GPA.
    • If withdrawing from a course or courses will put you below 12 credits, you need to email the following office(s) (as applies) to see how this may impact you:
  • No schedule changes can be made after the course withdrawal deadline has passed. The last day to withdraw from a semester- length course for Fall 2021 is November 22.
  • Check with the Registrar’s Office for specific deadline dates.
How Do I Withdraw From a Class?
  • To withdraw from a course please email your faculty adviser the name of the course(s) you’d like to drop and any concerns or questions you have about dropping the course(s). If your faculty adviser agrees that dropping the course is the best option, your adviser will notify the registrar’s office (registrar-win@smumn.edu) and they will take care of withdrawing you from the course and notifying the professor.
  • A final grade of W will be entered on your transcript which does not impact your GPA.
  • If withdrawing from a course or courses will put you below 12 credits, you need to email the following office(s) (as applies) to see how this may impact you:
  • No schedule changes can be made after the course withdrawal deadline has passed.
  • Check with the Registrar’s Office for specific deadline dates.
Declaring your Major, Minor, and/or Integratus Minor

You can declare your major, minor, and Integratus minor by putting in a request to have the online declaration form completed. You can also add, change, and/or drop a major, minor, Integratus minor as well. While email is great way to get your information to the correct parties, we highly encourage you discuss your major, minor, and Integratus minor by meeting with the department chair and/or another faculty member within the department of the major or minor you wish to declare.

Email the following to request a new declaration or a change in declaration:

  • Major or academic minor: Department chair of that major or minor
  • Integratus minor: Dr. Carolyn Ayers integratus@smumn.edu

OR

Fill out this online Intent to Declare form and a the department chair or another faculty member will follow up regarding your declaration request.

NOTE: Always check your portal to confirm your declaration. Your declaration is not official until you see a ‘declared on’ date! 

 

Credits for Transfer

Use the key below to determine who to contact based on the course you have taken or hope to take:

  • Major or Minor – Department Chair of the major or minor (ask your adviser for specific contact information)
  • Integratus – Associate Dean for General Education
  • Legacy General Education Program – Associate Dean of General Education

More Transfer Credit information, including credit breakdown for Integratus requirements for transfer students, can be found in the catalog under Transfer Credit Policy (catalog link).

 

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