Student Resources

Academic Advising

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.

While choosing courses is an important component of the advising meeting, having courses selected and two possible schedules created prior to your appointment gives you and your adviser time to talk more in depth about courses and how they will be beneficial to your future.

Additionally, coming prepared will allow for more time to discuss your long-term goals, personally and professionally, and will help you get to know your adviser better.

Not sure where to begin? Use the resources below to begin understanding academic policies, procedures, and degree requirements.

You can also contact a staff member or peer adviser to get started!  We are here to help! 

Fall 2021 Registration

  • Advising Begins: Monday, March 15th
  • Seniors: Monday, March 29th
  • Juniors: Tuesday, March 30th
  • Sophomores: Wednesday, March 31st
  • First-Years: Thursday, April 1st

Check your portal for your specific registration time!

Summer 2021 Registration

  • Opens for all students on Monday, March 29th

Classification of Students:

0-23 earned credits: First Year
24-55 earned credits: Sophomore
56-86 earned credits: Junior
87+ earned credits: Senior

 General Resources:

Video: Advising & Registration Tips from a Peer Adviser

Course Catalog (2020-2021) *Make sure to select the catalog year of your declaration to view your requirements. 

Integratus Course Listing *Updated every semester. Courses in bold are offered for the semester you are registering for. 

Cultural Engagement Offerings

SMUMN GPA Calculator *Created by former student Marta Aleszewicz*

 

Advising Tools/Fillable Documents: 

In addition to using your transcript and degree audit, utilize the following to help you plan your schedule:

Integratus Tracking Form 

Lasallian Honors Program Tracking Form 

Class Scheduling Grid

Long-Term Course Planning Worksheet

For students enrolled spring 2018 and prior:

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:
  • No schedule changes can be made after the course withdrawal deadline has passed.
  • 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.

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

OR

Fill out this online declaration request form and a 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).

 

Study and Self-Care Tips During COVID-19

Self-Help & Self-Care

Student Perspective on the Pandemic

A Kwik Break

Take a “kwik” break and check out the Kwik Brain Podcast by Jim Kwik; a world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, and optimal brain performance. His podcasts are short but engaging, and he provides you tools and action steps to help you apply his teachings to your life in practical ways. His episodes can help you both inside and outside of the classroom with a range from how to read and study more efficiently to mental health to creating healthy habits. Take a listen!

Log Your Study and Wellness Progress

Need some accountability? Consider filling out this Study and Wellness Log on a weekly basis. It includes prompts to help keep you on track with studying and self-care with some helpful tips included as we navigate this time together.

A Comprehensive Guide

Take a look at this comprehensive guide that aims to help you adjust your study habits during COVID-19.

Wellness Center 

Check out the Wellness Center website for more resources!