Some commitments will probably need to be put aside for awhile - ask for time off from work and let family and friends know you will have finals coming up so you need to prioritize your time.
Find out if the topics on the exam will be cumulative or just material covered since the last test. When studying, make a list of the broad topics that will be covered and then fill it in with more details as you study.
Avoid cramming. The strongest case against all-nighters is that depriving yourself of sleep and good nutrition, especially on a chronic basis, will work against you when trying to recall and apply the information you have just tried to cram into your head.
Find out if the instructor subtracts for wrong answers or just counts up correct answers. Some instructors do not want you to guess, but others hope that by the process of elimination you can narrow down your choices and reason out the answer.
Be sure you have checked and rechecked to verify the date and time of the exam
Check out your “Degree Evaluation” in Banner. It places your completed course work and the courses in which you are registered for spring 2010 into the General Education and ATC Requirements so you can see where you stand.
Check out the “What If” scenario in the Degree Evaluation (same Banner screen on the bottom right) to see a potential major and view how your course work could meet the requirements for that particular major.
If you receive a C- or lower in a course, you may repeat the course if it is offered.
You cannot repeat a course if you take a course for which it is prerequisite and receive a final grade in the subsequent course.
If you anticipate receiving a grade of C- or lower, you are able to register NOW to repeat the class before a final grade is posted. However, if your final grade exceeds your expectations with a C or higher, the repeated course WILL NOT automatically be deleted from your record.
Students currently enrolled in a prerequisite course must pass the course to be eligible for the subsequent course.
You may enroll in a subsequent course now, but you WILL NOT automatically be dropped from the subsequent course if you do not pass the prerequisite course.
If you receive a C-, D+ or D in a prerequisite course, you WILL NOT be permitted to repeat the course if you receive a grade in the subsequent course.
If you receive a low grade in a course that is part of an anticipated major, you should repeat it ASAP so that you have a solid foundation in the major material and so that your major GPA does not suffer.
Monitor the open course list and pounce on an opening.
Contact the instructor or the department to see if there is a waiting list to get into the class.
Contact the instructor to ask to “force add” into the class. If the instructor agrees, he/she will go into Banner and “force add” you. You must then follow up by going into Banner and registering for the course using the CRN for the course.
Plan to take the course in summer session or in a later semester.
Did you get into all the courses you planned? If not, what can you do?
Students with disabilities should be certain that they request accommodations for the spring semester. Students must request accommodations each semester and should do so as early as possible. You should contact ODS (x1266) immediately if you are currently receiving accommodations and haven’t yet contacted them about the spring semester.