Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Important Advising News for HORT students:

Howdy from Your Academic Advisors!
IMPORTANT- PLEASE READ: As many of you know, Katie Marek will be out on maternity leave beginning the end of April.  Debbie Perez, the HORT graduate advisor, will be assisting with advising questions in Katie’s absence and Marissa Faris, the experiential learning coordinator, will be assisting with internship/job related questions. We are being proactive to assist with many of your graduation, advising and pre-registration questions prior to Katie’s maternity leave.  Please read below for timely updates that may pertain to you.  
Are you planning to Graduate in August 2013, December 2013, or May 2014? If so, stop by HFSB 205 and put your name on the list to ensure we know your intended plans.  This will allow Katie and Debbie to make sure your file is up to date.  If you have previously indicated your plans, please stop by at your earliest convenience to ensure we have one comprehensive list.
Preregistration Advising Appointments. This week, you can still make AM and PM appointments. After this week, appointments will only be available during the 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. timeframe and WALK-IN advising hours will be 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday occurring on the half hour. If you would like to discuss your summer/fall 2013 courses, you can stop by HFSB 204 to schedule a morning appointment or come in during walk-in hours next week. Preregistration advising appointments will not be taken via email. You must stop by HFSB 204 to find an available appointment time. 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. timeframes are reserved to address email correspondence and ongoing departmental projects and responsibilities.
Summer/Fall 2013 Preregistration. Begins April 11, 2013 at 5 a.m. through April 26, 2013. Logon to Howdy and look under the Registration section to find your assigned date and time. Visit http://registrar.tamu.edu/Current/Regschedules.aspx for the complete preregistration and open registration schedule.
Summer/Fall 2013 Schedule of Classes. The course schedule for summer/fall 2013 can be found in Howdy by searching “Summer 2013—College Station” or “Fall 2013—College Station”.
Force Requests. As in past semesters, the HORT academic advisors can only consider requests for HORT specific courses.  You must talk to the home department for the course if you need a force request other than HORT. Force Requests will NOT be taken via email.  You must stop by HFSB 204 to complete a force request form.  You will need the specific course and section information.  Fall force requests will be considered during open registration the week of July 29th and handled on a first come, first serve basis, unless noted elsewhere. Summer force requests will be considered the week of April 29th.
HORT Course Specifics.  See attached for HORT specific course/force requests. If you come prepared for your advising meeting with your specific HORT course requests, you could be given permission to register during your assigned preregistration timeslot. Otherwise, you will need to stop by HFSB 204 to complete a force request.

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