Academic Counseling & Support Update
February is fast approaching and the spring 2018 semester is too! Below are a few updates to share with your student(s).
Important upcoming dates and deadlines:
- Monday, January 29 is the first day of spring semester
- Friday, February 2 is the last day to add a class without instructor permission
- Friday, February 9 is the last day to add or drop a class without notation on student transcripts.
- Throughout the month of February: Encourage your student to connect/re-connect with his/her faculty advisor.
• For students who have not yet completed a credit-bearing math course: Math placement tutors are now available! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 651-962-6323 for more information. Math placement tutors are located in MHC 108 Monday-Thursday. The Center for Student Achievement provides additional information about tutor resources at St. Thomas.
• Create a four-year graduation plan! The office of Academic Counseling & Support can help your student with the decision-making process related to selecting an academic major and creating a timely graduation plan. Students should call 651-962-6300 to schedule an appointment with an academic counselor. As a reminder, four-year planning appointments usually take about one hour. Please note: It is quite common for the plan to change several times as students discover new opportunities and new things about themselves! Academic counselors will be most available for four-year planning after February 12, 2018.
Start the semester with strong study habits! If your student would benefit from some helpful study tips, direct them to the Academic Counseling & Support website. Some study tips include:
- Use the posted weekly schedule to determine available study times in-between classes or during your evenings.
- Feeling like there is too much to do and not enough time? Create a plan using the “How to Prioritize your Time.”
- Other study skills information include multiple choice test strategies, how to read difficult material, and how to read with more speed.
- Contact Academic Counseling & Support (651-962-6300) to schedule an appointment with an academic counselor to discuss study skills habits and suggestions for improvement.