FAQs for Students

If I am a double-major in two different colleges, who is my dean?

If you are a double major, you will have two advisors and two department chairs. If an issue arises within a particular program, the department chair would contact the appropriate College Dean. 

Who signs my academic forms if I am a day undergraduate student?

Forms that previously required the signature of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies or the Associate Dean of Academic Achievement will now be signed by your College Dean, including the following:

  • Course by special arrangement
  • Independent study
  • Late withdrawal
  • Grade appeals
  • Academic dishonesty
  • Application for Enrollment Over 18 Credits
Whom do I contact if I want permission to substitute a course that is required for the Core?

Please contact the Dean of Undergraduate Studies for Core curriculum substitution approval.

Whom do I contact if I want to withdraw from a course during the ADD/DROP period and I cannot reach the faculty member?

Please contact your department chair or your College Dean if you are unable to reach your professor to obtain a signature on the Course Withdrawal form.

Whom do I contact if I want to add or drop a course after the ADD/DROP period has ended?

Once ADD/DROP has ended, please contact your College Dean to add or drop a course.

Whom do I contact about Academic Honors and the Dean’s List?

If you have questions about the requirements for Academic Honors or publication of the Dean’s List, please contact the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Whom do I contact if I would like to discuss my major?

All students should be in close contact with their advisors and should seek them out for advice or to express concerns.  If the advisor is not available, students should contact the department chair.  The department chair will suggest the next course of action, including whether a particular student should meet with the College Dean.

Whom do I contact if I have a concern about a class I am taking?

If you are concerned about a class, please first always speak to the professor.  If that is not possible, contact the department chair.  If you are not able to reach the chair, or are not satisfied with your conversation with the chair, you may then see the dean of your college. 

Whom do I contact if I have a concern about an interaction with a faculty or staff member?

If you have a concern about an interaction with a faculty or staff member either inside or outside of the classroom, you should contact your department chair. If you have a concern about an interaction with your department chair, you should contact the College Dean.

If I need to change my major or declare a minor, whom do I see?

You will find the necessary forms on the webpage for the Office of the Registrar, and then you will meet with your advisor and the department chair to complete the paperwork. Remember that to change your major, you will need the signature from the chair of the department you are leaving, as well as the signature of the chair for the department you are joining. To declare a minor, you only need the signature of the department chair in which the minor is housed. The Office of the Registrar will process all forms after the department chair(s) sign them.  

Where do I find my registration PIN?

You should always meet with your advisor during the advising period and then get your registration PIN from your advisor.

Whom do I see about transferring a class from another institution if I am already a matriculated student?

The department chair approves all course transfers using the Transfer Course Permission Form. Remember that this form must be completed before you register for the class.

Whom do I contact if I want change academic advisors?

If you wish to change academic advisors, please contact your department chair.