Preparing for Advising Appointment

I want our advising time together to be productive and I want to clear you to register (by giving you a PIN code to use in myHilltop) without delays. For those things to happen, you must prepare for your advising appointment. Please follow these steps so that I can clear you to register:

Step 1: Schedule Appointment. Schedule an appointment with me online using my youcanbook.me link.

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We will meet in my office (Sorin 101). Please write down your appointment date and time.

Step 2: Review the Canvas “course” titled “Dr. Loewe’s Advisees.” 

screenshot of Drew Loewe's Canvas page for advisees

That Canvas site contains modules that give you up-to-date information about registration, graduation, campus resources, policies, etc. You will want to be sure that you are following a degree plan for the English Writing and Rhetoric minor for your specialization. TIP: sort by name to bring the English Writing degree plans to the top of the list.

screenshot of Box folder sorting function

Step 3: Review the Registrar’s Information on Course Schedules and Registration Plans.

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Browse the available courses. Try to aim for a mix of general-education, elective, and major/minor required courses as you plan your upcoming semester. Also be prepared to discuss your current plan for which particular semester you will graduate.

Step 4: Bring your plan for courses (preferred, backup) to our meeting in Sorin 101.

Taking Courses Off-Campus

If you plan to take a course at ACC, please read the course equivalency guide first. You will have to complete an off-campus course approval form, which you can find here. When you complete your off-campus course, be sure to have the transcript sent to the St. Edward’s University Registrar. I’m told that you will have a much easier time getting your transcript from ACC if you request it in person.

Double-Counting Process

  • Effective immediately, students can double-count courses required in A) a major + minor or B) in double majors
  • Limits – 12 hours unique to any 1 major; 9 hours unique to any minor
  • Students do not need to change bulletins

Transfer Equivalencies

Effective immediately, this is a change to the 2015-2016 bulletin on p. 31, “Transfer Credit for General Education.” This does not apply to students who are already matriculated at St. Edward’s, as stated in the bulletin on page 37, “General Policies” #1.

  • CULF 1320, The American Experience: ONE US History course (either US History I OR US History II OR HIST 2341 with minorities topics)
  • CULF 2321, American Dilemmas: Texas OR American Government, OR SOCI 1301 (Intro), OR SOCI 2319 (Minorities) OR SOCI 1306 (Social Problems)
  • From ACC: SPCH 1311: Introduction to Communication will be accepted for COMM 1317: Presentational Speaking
  • Science in Depth & Science in Perspective: Course(s) in natural science. A transfer student may meet the Science in Depth and Science in Perspective requirements by having taken 6 hours in any natural science. The two courses may be in the same science. (i.e. two Biology courses or two Chemistry courses, etc.)