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University College e-Newsletter — March Newsletter

University College e-Newsletter

So, how are you doing in your classes?

8-week progress reports were made available in your Student Services Center in Mav on February 23, so log on to check out how you are doing. You will receive a letter grade appropriate for the class or an “I” indicating that there is nothing to report for the class.

If you are not doing as well as you would like (e.g., earning a D or F), contact your advisor in University College immediately to brainstorm study skills you may need to acquire or what services you can utilize to improve your grades. Stay positive, but it is time to act now!

UT Arlington prides itself on the services and resources dedicated to student success. Some of the services can be found in University College, the University's dedicated one-stop-shop for academic success. Other services and programs are developed by the Division of Student Affairs, or one of the other divisions. UT Arlington is a community of individuals dedicated to helping students achieve their goals, dreams, and true potential.

Thinking about dropping a class?

If you are thinking about dropping a class, make sure you keep in mind that the last day to drop is Friday, April 1st at 4pm.  Make sure you have examined all your options before you go to drop, as it is not possible to undo a drop once it is processed by your advisor.  You can visit the University College Resources web site to find out more information on who your specific advisor is, and on the process and considerations of dropping a class.

Don't forget to look into credit-by-exam opportunities

If you took an AP or IB exam in high school, you may have already earned credit for some of your freshman or sophomore courses. If you have knowledge of a subject from previous experience or prior courses, you may be eligible to take a CLEP or other credit-by-exam test. If you need a language for your major, we use the CLEP French, German or Spanish test as a placement into that language. If you are a heritage speaker of those languages you may be able to use the credit to meet an elective. Does your major require College Algebra? Did you do well in that class in High School? You may want to attempt to test out of the course by taking the CLEP College Algebra. Exams and required passing score are chosen by the academic department faculty. Get more information at Testing Services.

Registration for Fall: When and How...

While the first day of Fall 2016 classes is not until August 25, registration begins on April 4, 2016. Initially, the Office of Records and Registration sets "appointments" or periods of time when groups of students can enroll in courses. For instance, on April 4th registration begins for graduate students, graduating seniors, etc., followed by Seniors...then Juniors...Sophomores...Freshmen, and finally followed by students on probation and open registration for anyone. The Registration Timetable is also available on the Office of Records website.

Since this is the first semester that you will be enrolling yourself, you may have some questions about how the process works.  Your first step will be to meet with an academic advisor to be cleared for classes.  You will need to schedule an appointment to meet with your academic advisor to discuss Spring registration and your progress toward transitioning to your academic department. Watch for emails from your academic advisor to discuss your advising appointment.

Success Series

The success series are a workshop series designed to improve academic performance and enhance important life skills. The success series are specialized with three programming tracks: FIRST for first year generation students, ADVANCE for sophomores and juniors, and FINISH for transfer students. Some of the topics covered include Time Management, Money Management, Library Resources, Research Process, and more.

All workshops are free of cost and are held in Preston Hall 104.

Visit the Success Series Schedule to view times and a full list of upcoming seminars.

Working On Campus

The SNAP Job Office assists students with finding an on-campus job through the Students Needing A Part-time Job (SNAP Job) system. There are a variety of jobs offered to both students who have work-study from Financial Aid and those who do not. Jobs include but are not limited to: office assistants, computer assistants, lab assistants, resident assistants, tutors, and many more. Most of the jobs have flexible work schedules and average 19 hours per week.

All non-academic student jobs are advertised online and require an online resume-based application. Students can register with the SNAP Job system at www.uta.edu/snapjob and can create up to four different versions of their resume and letter of interest which they can use to apply for various jobs. In addition, students can create job-agents to receive email notifications when a new job that meets their preset criteria is posted in the system.

The SNAP Job staff is available to assist students with preparing their resume and letter of interest, as well as to provide interviewing tips and assistance with the online application. Students may contact the SNAP Job office via email at snapjob@uta.edu or by phone at (817) 272-3463 or come in person to the SNAP Job office and computer lab located in the Workforce Development Building at 140 West Mitchell St., B200. The SNAP Job office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Maverick Speaker Series 

Now in its eighth season, the Maverick Speakers Series features a diverse group of leaders who will share their breadth of experience in the worlds of sports, politics, the military, and science.

Jane Goodall closes the 2015-16 season Thursday, March 31st, at College Park Center with his lecture "Gombe and Beyond: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall."

General admission tickets and season and preferred packages are available at utatickets.com.

General admission tickets and season and preferred packages are available at utatickets.com. VIP packages for the Costas event are available for purchase now by contacting Mark LaVelle at mlavelle@uta.edu or 817-272-5235.

Important Dates to Remember

Final Exam Schedule

Complete FASFA for next academic school year

Spring Academic Calendar

Is your student looking for some fun activities? Campus Recreation keeps its calendar busy with events all semester long. Click here to view all upcoming events.

UT Arlington Housing – uta.edu/housing

UT Arlington Financial Aid – http://www.uta.edu/fao

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