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2012 UNT Advising Guidebook

  1. 1. Dear freshmen,Welcome to UNT! We are honored that you’ve chosen UNT to pursue yourdegree. All of us are excited to be a part of your future success, and we’rehere to help you reach your goals.We promise you a high-quality education and a fulfilling college experienceso you can learn and grow. We have a big campus community — big enoughthat there is something for everyone, but not so big that you will be on yourown. You can depend on your UNT family to help you, from your professors toyour advisors to your fellow students. If you need information about academicservices such as scholarships, tutoring services, study abroad programs,Honors College and more, you can find it at Sage Hall. And be sure to cheeron the Mean Green at our new state-of-the-art Apogee Stadium and our tried-and-true Super Pit. Join us Nov. 3 for your first Homecoming.The quality of your education also depends on you, so you can help yourself by: • Asking questions • Getting to know your professors — just go up after class and introduce yourself • Remembering that we are not teaching anything that you can’t learn, but you may have to go over it more than once before it sticks • Taking advantage of the opportunities to do research, to study abroad and to get involved in student organizations and campus lifeThere are plenty of ways to connect with other Eagles and keep up with UNT news and events: • Facebook.com/NorthTexas • Twitter.com/UNTNews • Join UNT’s private Facebook App to connect to new students with similar interests and majors. • UNT To Go, our mobile website, keeps UNT at your fingertips. Find the latest Mean Green sports scores, learn about upcoming events, watch UNT videos and much more. To visit UNT To Go, open m.unt.edu in your phone’s web browser.You’ve joined UNT at a great time, when we have redoubled our commitment to giving you the best andbeing the best. We’re also welcoming some of our most academically talented students, including yourfreshman class. We’re excited that you are part of our progress and we can’t wait to be a green light to yourgreatness!Sincerely,V. Lane RawlinsUNT President
  2. 2. Advising Guidebook2012-20137th EditionTABLE OF CONTENTS1. What it Means to be a College Student 4. Plan Your Semester and Registration Your College Experience. ............................................. 1 a. . a. Planning Your Semester...............................................23 How to be a Successful College Student...................2 b. i. Schedule of Classes and Undergraduate Catalog..23 . New Vocabulary..............................................................3 c. ii. Registration. ............................................................23 . iii. Registration Tips.....................................................23 iv. Which Math Class is Right for Me?......................252. Building Your Degree v. Pre-Advising Inventory..........................................26 a. What is a Bachelor’s Degree?.......................................5 vi. Payment...................................................................27 . b. University Core Curriculum............................................5 vii. Using Financial Aid.................................................27 c. What is Your Major?.......................................................11 viii. Schedule Revision..................................................27 d. Minors and Electives..................................................... 14 b. Semester Preparation Worksheet..............................28 e. Types of Courses........................................................... 14 c. Four Year Checklist to 2016 Graduation....................29 . f. Exercise........................................................................... 14 . d. Advising Responsibilities.............................................303. Degree Progression/Timely Graduation 5. Where Do You Go for Help? Degree Audit/Degree Plan......................................... 15 a. a. Advising Offices. ........................................................... 31 . Student Center............................................................... 15 b. b. Specialized Advising....................................................38 Interactive Audit............................................................. 16 c. c. Enrichment Opportunities............................................39 Academic Classification............................................... 16 d. . d. Helpful Academic Services..........................................39 Academic Status............................................................ 17 e. e. Helpful Student Services..............................................40 i. Grade Point Average............................................ 17 f. Fall 2012 Dates to Know................................................ 41 ii. Types of GPAs........................................................ 17 g. Snapshot of Core. .........................................................42 . iii. Semester Honors. .................................................. 18 . iv. Graduate with Honors........................................... 18 v. Academic Standing................................................ 18 vi. Exercise.................................................................... 19 f. Drops, Withdrawals and Incompletes....................... 19 i. Dropping versus Withdrawing............................ 19 ii. Six Drop Rule. ......................................................... 19 . Bringing you critcal information to help you stay safe iii. To Drop or Not to Drop........................................20 iv. Add/Drop Period and Deadlines.......................20 v. Incompletes............................................................. 21 Stay Safe Get Notified vi. Exercise.................................................................... 21 Emergencies UNT Closings Excess Hours/Excessive Undergraduate Hours...... 21 g. Duplications and Repeated Courses......................... 21 h. Provide your phone information at my.unt.edu to make i. UNT’s Timely Graduation Tuition Program...............22 sure that you are notified in an emergency or if UNT is j. Financial Benefit of Timely Graduation. ....................22 . closed. Go to my.unt.edu and click on Eagle Alert. Visit www.unt.edu/eaglealert to learn more.
  3. 3. What it Means to be a College Studenta. Welcome, class of 2016, to the first few days of your college experience!Now that you are in college, you will find that your experiences will be different than they were in high school. In college, youare responsible for your education - taking notes, keeping up with your assignments, communicating with your professors,and attending class. Find advice from current students and alumni below.Advice from current students and alumni Don’t let the title of the No more tardy bells, hall Read your textbooks! They class fool you. Some of the passes, or detention. Going hold valuable test answers most seemingly interesting to school is entirely your and are too expensive to be classes can be the most choice now. Choose wisely. used just as dust collectors. difficult or really boring and Ashley, Psychology Brittany, Social Work some of the most seemingly tedious classes can be quite easy and maybe even fun! Irae, Sociology Put your schedule in your Going to class should be phone. That way you never your number one priority plan things during class. Don’t get caught up having (even those pesky 8 am’s). Precious, Sociology too much fun. Make sure Getting involved should your priorities are straight; be your second priority; you came here to receive everyone needs a home an education so put that first. away from home. Get involved on campus. Take advantage of ALL of the What you do outside the Katie, Interdisciplinary Studies resources and opportunities classroom is just as important here on campus. Explore and as what you do inside it. Learn! UNT is giving you the Ri’chard, Sociology green light: Now GO! Kolbi, Interdisciplinary Always ask for help no Studies matter how embarrassed or helpless you may feel. Don’t be afraid to ask At UNT, there is always questions because most It’s easier to start with a high someone there to listen or of the time the answers GPA and let it fall a little as the help you out! could be the solution to our classes get harder than to start Anna, Sociology problems. low and work your way up. Morganne, Kinesiology Mikey, Biochemistry Who you know is just as College is where you will important as what you know. Once in college, get establish who you want to A major factor in your college involved with the university! become so keep an open experience is networking. UNT has tons of organizations mind, be authentic and have fun. Taelor, Advertising and programs to choose from. Sarah, Development and Family Studies Valeria, UndecidedDid you know? U.S. News &World Report 2012 ranked the Graduate Counseling Program from the Department of Counseling and Higher 1Education 12th nationwide and 1st in Texas; this was the 10th time the program was ranked 1st in Texas and in the top 20 nationally.
  4. 4. b. How to be a successful college student…The principle purpose of this orientation is to prepare you for the intellectual, cultural, and social climate of UNT. Therefore,over the next few days you will receive information that will help you register for classes, learn about campus resources, andget involved in student life. But for now, let’s fast-forward to the first day of the semester.You’re sitting in the classroom. You don’t know anyone and you don’t know a thing about calculus… Now what? At somepoint, people might notice a dazed look in your eyes and begin to offer you advice--some will be good, and some, like thefollowing, is just bad advice:– “In college, professors don’t take roll; you don’t have to go to class.”– “There’s no need to do homework since it’s never graded.”– “Taking notes is useless; the material is all in the textbook anyway.”So, what we have for you are some tips—some good advice—that the Learning Center (Union 323) has put together to helpprepare you for a successful college experience. The Learning Center’s Tips For Greatness • Attend & participate in EVERY class • Visit professors during office hours • Refer often to your course syllabus • Ask questions • Use a planner • Attend campus events & join organizations • Prepare thoroughly for exams & assignments (DON’T CRAM!) • Start a study group • Use your campus resources2 Remember: In college, you are responsible for your education – taking notes, keeping up with your assignments, communicating with your professors, and attending class.
  5. 5. c. New Vocabulary (I have no idea what these things mean!)As you begin your college career, you will hear people use words that don’t make any sense to you or youaren’t exactly sure what they mean. Every institution has its own vocabulary, especially a university.Work together to define these new terms that you will encounter in college. Term Definition Importance Guidebook Location Syllabus TA/TF Drop/drop dates Hold/block SI LeaderStudent Center (MyUNT) ID/EUID Office Hours BlackBoard Learn TSI Eagle Alert Credit Hour Degree AuditDid you know? UNT is a nearly 900-acre campus that includes Discovery Park, a 300-acre research park, which is one of the largest university 3research parks in the North Texas region.
  6. 6. Keep working on your college vocabulary by checking out more “College-isms”Catalog –This on-line resource has degree plan requirements, course descriptions, and course pre-requisites listed.Census Dates –The census date is when a student’s enrollment is considered official. Various offices may use this information (i.e. FinancialAid, International Admissions, Athletics, etc.) to verify enrollment. At UNT, a student can drop a class online before the censusdate without instructor approval and no grade will be assigned. After the census date, the student must get instructor approval(signed drop slip) to drop a course and a grade of W or WF is recorded for the course.Fall 2012 census date: ______________Classification –This is a way the university identifies you by completed credit hours (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior).Concurrent Enrollment –Requires pre-approval from your advisor when you take classes at two different colleges at the same time.Early Reg –A time period during which you can select your courses for the following semester. The dates for this event are listed in theSchedule of Classes.Greenbook or Bluebook –A blank book used in taking college examinations with a green or blue cover. This book can be purchased at the UNTbookstore along with Scantrons.Overload –You must see your advisor for approval if you are interested in taking more than 19 hours in a semester.Online Classes –You may need to contact the department where the course is offered to determine how to access your online classes.Reading Day –The day before final exams begin each semester. No classes meet this day to give you time to study for exams.Scantron –Papers on which students mark answers to academic test questions.Withdraw from semester–When you choose to remove yourself from all of your classes. Requires permission from the Registrar’s Office.W–A W will show up in place of a grade on your transcript when you drop a class between the census date and the last day todrop with an automatic W. See your advisor before dropping a class.WF –A WF will be recorded on your transcript when you drop a class that you are failing after the last day to drop with an automaticW. This negatively affects your grade point average. See your advisor before dropping a class.SAP –An abbreviation for Satisfactory Academic Progress. You must meet at least the minimum standards for SAP by the end of anygiven enrollment period at UNT to maintain financial aid eligibility. See Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. 4 Did you know? UNT has been named a Green College by The Princeton Review.
  7. 7. Building Your Degreea. What is a Bachelors Degree?A bachelor’s degree shows you have completed coursework and met the requirements of a specialized curriculum. Yourdegree is completed when you have met all of the requirements, taken the right courses in the correct sequence, earnedenough semester credit hours and earned the appropriate grades. Navigating your way through college means learningthe basics needed to understand and progress through your academic career.• Credit hours Every course you take is measured by units called credit hours. In most cases, credit hours represent the number of hours each week you are expected to attend each specific class. Most courses are three credit hours, so taking a 15 hour course load means you are in class 15 hours per week. Courses may range from one to six credit hours. Realistically, you will need to study at least two hours outside of class for every hour you are in class. That means a three credit hour course will require about six hours of work (reading, studying, and related activities) outside the classroom, totaling nine hours of commitment per week. If you are taking 15 credit hours per semester, you will need to set aside at least 40 to 45 hours of total time per week for your academic work (15 hours in class plus 30 hours outside of class). The average course load of 15 hours requires as much time commitment as a full-time job .• The Elements of a Bachelor’s Degree (minimum 120 credit hours, depending on major): a. 42 credit hours of university core requirements b. Major requirements (varies by major) c. Minor requirements (varies by major) d. Electives• Examples of Bachelor’s degrees a. Bachelor of Arts (BA) b. Bachelor of Science (BS) c. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) d. Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) e. Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) f. Bachelor of Music (BM) g. Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET)b. University Core CurriculumThe university core is a set of general education courses that you must complete before you can earn a degree from UNT.The university core curriculum encourages you to explore the natural and cultural environment in which you live and togain an appreciation of your role as a responsible global citizen. Core classes develop your critical thinking skills throughwriting, reading, speaking, experiential learning, community outreach, and research. The core curriculum is designed tocultivate an enthusiasm for learning and an intellectual capacity that you will use throughout your life.In addition, the university core provides the opportunity to explore many areas of study such as:British Literature Music Appreciation Environmental SciencePublic Speaking World History Gender Across CulturesEthics and Moral Issues Exploring Diversity through Social ActionDid you know? UNT has more than 400 student organizations, including 144 academic groups and honor societies. 5
  8. 8. i. University Core Requirements The University Core is still in progress and some courses, not listed, are awaiting approval to be included in the core. Some courses, though approved, may NOT be offered every semester. ^Courses listed in more than one core category may only apply toward one core requirement. *Courses with an asterisk have pre-requisites or may be restricted to specific majors. See current undergraduate catalog for details. Interested in writing A. English Composition and Rhetoric (2 Courses/6 Credit Hours): a manual? TECM 2700 will teach you how to The first semester of English Composition teaches you how to write an essay. create manuals and The second semester teaches you how to write a research paper, brochure or manual. brochures. It is required by some majors. Composition I: Composition II: ENGL 1310 College Writing I ENGL 1320 College Writing II 1311 Honors College Writing I 1321 Honors College Writing II TECM 1312 Introduction to Academic Writing for TECM 1322 Introduction to Academic Writing International Students I for International Students 1700 Introduction to Professional, Science and 2700 Technical Writing Technical Writing B. Mathematics (1 Course/3-5 Credit Hours): This is a college-level math course. Some majors require specific and/or additional mathematical courses; see your advisor for more information. Incoming freshmen will be given a placement group number by the Department of Mathematics. To determine which math class is right for you, see page 25. A mathematics placement exam may be required in some cases. Please note – MATH 1100 (Algebra) is not in the core. MATH 1581 Survey of Math with Applications and Algebra Review (4 hrs) No Placement Level 1681 Elementary Probability and Statistics with Algebra Review (4 hrs) MATH 1180 College Math for Business, Economics and Related Fields 1580 Survey of Math with Applications Placement Level 1 1680 Elementary Probability and Statistics DSCI 2710 Data Description and Analysis with Spreadsheet MATH 1190 Business Calculus * 1350 Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors I * 1351 Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors II * Placement Level 2 1600 Trigonometry * 1610 Functions, Graphs and Applications * 1650 Pre-Calculus (5 hrs) * Placement Level 3 MATH 1710 Calculus I (4 hrs) * Not happy with your math placement score? Visit the math department in GAB 440 for options.6 Did you know? UNT awards more than $310 million in financial aid, including more than $27 million in scholarships annually.
  9. 9. C. Natural Sciences (2 Courses/6-8 Credit Hours): This requirement consists of two courses with laboratories from the Natural & Life Sciences and/or the Physical Sciences. Some majors require specific and/or additional laboratory science courses. Physical science courses require knowledge of mathematical concepts. See your advisor for more information. 1. Natural and Life Sciences 2. Physical Sciences ANTH 2700 Introduction to Physical Anthropology CHEM 1360 Context of Chemistry (same as BIOL 2700) CHEM 1410 / 1430 Gen.Chemistry (Science Majors) * / Lab * ARCH 2800 Archaeological Science 1412 / 1430 Gen.Chemistry (Honors College) * / Lab * BIOL 1082 Biology for Educators 1413 / 1430 Honors General Chemistry * / Lab * 1112 Contemporary Biology 1415 / 1435 Gen. Chemistry for Engineers * / Lab * 1122 Plant Biology 1420 / 1440 Gen. Chemistry (Science Majors) * / Lab * 1132 Environmental Science 1422 / 1440 Gen. Chemistry (Honors College) * / Lab * BIOL 1710 / 1730 Principles of Biology I / Lab 1423 / 1440 Honors General Chemistry II * / Lab * 1711 / 1733 Honors Principles of Biology I / Lab PHYS 1052 Astronomy: The Solar System * 1720 / 1740 Principles of Biology II / Lab 1062 Astronomy: Stars and the Universe * 1722 / 1744 Honors Principles of Biology II / Lab 1210 Conceptual Physics * BIOL 2301 / 2311 Human Anatomy & Physiology I / Lab 1270 Science and Technology of Musical Sound * 2302 / 2312 Human Anatomy & Physiology II / Lab 1315 Introduction to the World of Physics * 2381 / 2382 Applied Microbiology / Lab PHYS 1410 / 1430 General Physics I * / Lab * 2700 Human Evolution and Physical 1420 / 1440 General Physics II * / Lab * Anthropology (same as ANTH 2700) 1510 / 1530 Gen. Physics w/ Calculus I * / Lab * GEOG 1710 Earth Science 1520 / 1540 Gen. Physics w/ Calculus II * / Lab * GEOL 1610 Introductory to Physical Geology 1710 / 1730 Mechanics * / Lab * HMGT 2460 Introduction to Nutrition Science 2220 / 2240 Electricity and Magnetism * / Lab * Shaded courses are non-majors level sciences. D. Visual and Performing Arts (1 Course/3 Credit Hours): This area expands your appreciation of the arts; you will not be performing. ART 1300 Art Appreciation for Non-Art Majors ^ 1301 Honors Art Appreciation ^ 2350 Art History Survey I 2360 Art History Survey II COMM 2060 Performance of Literature DANC 1200 Appreciation of Dance as a Contemporary Art Form 2800 Survey of Dance MUMH 1600 Music in Human Imagination 2040 Music Appreciation 3000 Nineteenth-Century Music 3010 Twentieth-Century Music THEA 1340 Aesthetics of the Theatre throughout the World 2340 Theatre Appreciation 3030 World Theatre to 1700 3040 World Theatre 1700 to PresentDid you know? The College of Arts and Sciences supports student internships, study abroad, and undergraduate research to enable gradu- 7ates to be globally competitive in their initial careers.
  10. 10. E. Humanities (1 Course/3 Credit Hours): This area addresses knowledge of the human condition. AGER 2250 Images of Aging in Film and Literature ^ GERM 3040 Topics in German Culture ENGL 2210 World Literature MUET 3030 Music Cultures of the World 2211 Honors World Literature PHIL 1800 Philosophy of Self 2220 World Literature II 2070 Great Religion 2221 Honors World Literature II 2100 Introduction to Judaism 2322 British Literature to 1780 2310 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy 2323 British Literature 1780 to Present 2400 Religion in American Society 2327 American Literature to 1870 2500 Contemporary Environmental Issues 2328 American Literature 1870 to Present 2600 Ethics in Science FREN 3040 Advanced Readings in French Culture * Before you enroll in a Humanities class, it is 4070 French Culture and Literature through Film recommended that you successfully complete 4310 Contemporary French Civilization * the first semester of English Composition. F. United States History (2 Courses/6 Credit Hours): Survey of American history before and after the Civil War. HIST 2610 US History to 1865 or HIST 2675 Honors US History to 1865 HIST 2620 US History from 1865 or HIST 2685 Honors US History from 1865 HIST 4700 (Texas) may apply towards history 2610 or 2620. This is an advanced course (senior level). G. American Government (2 Courses/6 Credit Hours): Survey of both Texas and United State Constitution. PSCI 1040 American Government: Laws and Institutions or PSCI 1041 Honors American Government PSCI 1050 American Government: Process and Policies or PSCI 1051 Honors American Government Any transfer courses for Government must be approved by an advisor in advance.8 Did you know? UNT has been named a Best in the West college by The Princeton Review.
  11. 11. H. Social and Behavioral Sciences (1 Course/3 Credit Hours): These courses increase your understanding of people and society. AGER 4560 Minority Aging ECON 1100 Principles of Microeconomics 4800 Social Context of Aging: Global 1110 Principles of Macroeconomics Perspectives HLTH 2200 Family Life and Human Sexuality ANTH 1010 Introduction to Anthropology JOUR 1210 Mass Communication and Society 2300 Culture and Society MKTG 2650 International Cultures and Consumption ^ BEHV 2300 Behavior Principles I PADM 2100 Diversity in Urban Governance CJUS 2100 Crime and Justice in the United PSYC 1630 General Psychology I States (same as SOCI 2100) 1650 General Psychology II COMM 2020 Interpersonal Communication RHAB 3100 Disability and Society DFST 1013 Human Development SOCI 1510 Introduction to Sociology EADP 4050 Special Populations in Disasters 2100 Crime & Justice in the United States (same as CJUS 2100) I. Discovery (1 Course/3 Credit Hours): This requirement is designed to occur early in your experience at UNT, helping you to gather the tools necessary for full engagement in the undergraduate experience. AGER 2250 Images of Aging through Film and Literature ^ HMGT 1450 Principles of Nutrition ANTH 1100 World Cultures HNRS 1100 The Good Society 1150 World Cultures through Film 1500 Introduction to Research: 2070 Introduction to Race and Ethnic Studies An Interdisciplinary Perspective (same as SOCI 2070) INST 2100 Introduction to International Studies 2200 Gender Across Cultures: A Multi-Cultural LING 2050 The Language of Now: Pop Culture, Examination of Gender Roles Technology and Society ART 1200 Art Appreciation MATH 2100 Functions and Modeling for Secondary 1300 Art Appreciation for Non-Art Majors ^ Mathematics Instruction 1301 Honors Art Appreciation ^ MDSE 2750 Consumers in a Global Market BCIS 3615 Visual Display of Business Information * MEEN 1000 Discover Mechanical and Energy Engineering BIOL 1750/1755 Introductory Biology Research MGMT 3300 Communicating in Business Laboratory I and II MKTG 2650 International Cultures and Consumption ^ BUSI 1340 Managing the Business Enterprise 3010 Professional Selling CJUS 3700 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice * MUAG 1500 Occupational Health: Lessons from Music COMM 1010 Introduction to Communication PHED 1000 Scientific Principles and Practices of 1440 Honors Classical Argument Health Related Fitness 2040 Public Speaking PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy COUN 2620 Diversity and Cultural Awareness 1400 Contemporary Moral Issues DANC 1100 Stress Reduction through Movement 2050 Introduction to Logic (physical activity required) PSYC 1500 Mythbusting: Distinguishing Fact from Fallacy DFST 2033 Parenting in Diverse Families in Psychological and Everyday Life ENGR 1030 Technological Systems RHAB 3000 Microcounseling FREN 1610 French Influence in North America SOCI 2070 Introduction to Race and Ethnic Relations (same as ANTH 2070) 1620 French Language in Canada SOWK 4540 Human Diversity for the Helping Professions GEOG 1200 World Regional Geography TECM 1500 New Media for Your College Career 1500 Geography of the DFW Metroplex UGST 1000 First Year Seminar (topics will vary) HIST 1050 World History to the 16th Century WMST 2100 Women and Society: Introduction to 1060 World History from the 16th Century Women’s StudiesDid you know? UNT awards nearly 8,500 degrees each year. 9
  12. 12. J. Capstone (1 Course/3 Credit Hours): These courses are intended to be a culmination of your educational experience so should be taken in a semester close to graduation. ADES 4525 Graphic Design Final Portfolio * ELET 4790 Senior Design II * 4535 Art Direction Final Portfolio * FREN 4080 Business French * 4580 Fashion Design: Professional Practice * 4090 French for Tourism * 4640 Interior Design: Space Planning * 4400 French Linguistics and Translation * AEAH 4848 Art History Senior Seminar * 4410 French Sociolinguistics * 4899 Interdisciplinary Arts and Design GEOG 4420 Conservation and Resource Management * Studies Capstone * GERM 3180 Business German * ART 4093 Communication Design: Final Graphic 4310 Topics in Advanced German Culture * Design Portfolio Preparation * HNRS 4000 Honors Capstone Seminar: Global 4094 Communication Design: Final Art Perspectives * Direction Portfolio Preparation * INST 4851 International Security * ASTU 4050 Ceramics Studio * 4852 Critical Issues in Global Economics * 4120 Fibers: Fabric Design Studio * 4853 Global Development: Issues and Challenges * 4130 Fibers: Weaving Studio * JOUR 4250 Race, Gender and Media: A Methods 4150 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Studio * Approach 4210 Painting Studio * 4470 Ethics, Law and Diversity in Strategic 4215 Drawing Studio * Communication * 4250 Photography Studio * 4620 Mass Communication Law * 4300 Printmaking Studio * LING 4950 Senior Capstone Field Experience * 4350 Sculpture Studio * LSCM 4860 Advanced Logistics Problems 4417 Watercolor Studio * MATH 3870 Inventing Statistics * 4460 Advanced New Media Art * MEET 4790 Senior Design II * BIOC 4950 Honors Thesis in Biology * MFET 4790 Senior Design II * BIOL 4805 Biological Sciences Capstone Seminar * MUAG 4711 Keyboard Senior Recital Capstone * 4850 Biology Laboratory Instruction * 4712 Senior Voice Recital Capstone * 4950 Honors Thesis in Biochemistry * MUCP 4195 Senior Composition Recital Capstone * BUSI 4940 Business Policy * MUET 3020 Popular Music in American Culture CJUS 4901 Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and PHIL 3700 Science, Technology and Society Public Policy * 3900 Philosophy of Food CNET 4790 Senior Design II * RECR 4150 Professional Development and Capstone DANC 4650 Senior Project * Experience in Leisure, Sport and Wellness Related Professions DFST 3423 Family, Schools and Community Resources RHAB 4880 Practicum * EADP 4080 Capstone Course in Emergency Management * SMHM 4750 Managing a Diverse Workforce * EDEE 4102 Student Teaching in Pre-K through Grade 4 * TECM 4950 Senior Capstone Course * EDME 4104 Student Teaching in Grade 4 through 8 * THEA 4350 Senior Seminar* EDSE 4118 Student Teaching in the Secondary School * 4138 Student Teaching Secondary School-Art * 4148 Student Teaching for Music Education Majors * 4618 Student Teaching II in Mathematics and Science *10 Did you know? UNT has been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys® for 16 consecutive years.
  13. 13. c. What is Your Major?Isn’t that the big question? It is okay if you are still trying to decide on a major. UNT has many resources designed to help youthrough this process. Pages 31-40 provide a number of resources. If you have decided on a major, your requirements are designedto first introduce you to that area of study and then to help you specialize as you work your way through advanced courses.Your major: • is your primary area of study • typically relates to your career goals • often reflects your natural talents and the things you enjoyWhich UNT majors fit with your strengths and interests?Read the following six descriptions and select which one best fits you. Review the majors that share your strengths and interests.Are you a “Doer?”“Doers” are people who have athletic or mechanical ability, prefer to work with objects, machines, tools, plants or animals, andmay enjoy the outdoors.Possible Majors to Consider College of Arts and Sciences College of Music Converged Broadcast Media Composition Medical Laboratory Sciences Jazz Arranging Radio, Television and Film Music Education Music Performance College of Business Business Computer Information Systems College of Public Affairs and Community Service Aviation Logistics Behavior Analysis Criminal Justice College of Education Emergency Administration and Planning Interdisciplinary Studies-Science (Elementary Education) College of Visual Arts and Design Kinesiology All majors (See page 36) Recreation and Leisure Studies Mayborn School of Journalism College of Engineering News (Photojournalism) All majors (see page 33)Are you an “Organizer?”“Organizers” are people who like to work with data, have clerical or numerical ability, carry things out in detail, or followthrough on instructions from others.Possible majors to consider College of Arts and Sciences College of Music Converged Broadcast Media Music Education Economics College of Public Affairs and Community Service Mathematics Behavior Analysis Radio, Television and Film Criminal Justice College of Business Emergency Administration and Planning All majors (see page 32) Mayborn School of Journalism College of Education News (News Writing, Broadcast News) Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education) Strategic Communications (Advertising) College of Information Applied Technology and Performance Improvement Information Science 11Did you know? The College of Business opened a new state-of-the-art Business Leadership Building in Fall 2011, which has been awardedLEED Gold certification for adhering to stringent environmental standards of construction.
  14. 14. Are you a “Thinker?”“Thinkers” are people who like to observe, learn, investigate, analyze, evaluate or solve problems.Possible Majors to Consider College of Arts and Sciences College of Engineering Biochemistry All majors (see page 33) Biology Chemistry College of Information Economics Applied Technology and Performance Improvement Geography Information Science Linguistics Mathematics College of Music Physics Composition Political Science Jazz Arranging Professional and Technical Communication Music History Psychology Music Theory Religious Studies Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology College of Public Affairs and Community Service Anthropology College of Business Behavior Analysis Decision Sciences Criminal Justice Aviation Logistics Sociology College of Education College of Visual Arts and Design Development and Family Studies Studio and Design Interdisciplinary Studies-Math/Science (Elementary Education) Mayborn School of Journalism Health Promotion All majors (see page 34)Are you a “Creator?”“Creators” are people who have artistic, innovative or intuitional abilities, and like to work in unstructured situations using theirimagination or creativity.Possible Majors to Consider College of Arts and Sciences College of Music Converged Broadcast Media All majors (see page 35) Dance English College of Public Affairs and Community Service Foreign Language Emergency Administration and Planning Philosophy Radio, Television and Film College of Visual Arts and Design All majors (see page 36) College of Business Marketing Mayborn School of Journalism All majors (see page 34) College of Education Development and Family Studies College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education) All majors (see page 34) Health Promotion College of Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical and Energy Engineering12 Did you know? Famous alum, Bill Moyers, served as press secretary for Lyndon B. Johnson. He later went on to report for PBS, CBS and NBC.
  15. 15. Are you a “Helper?”“Helpers” are people who like to work with people to inform, enlighten, help, train, develop, cure others, or areskilled with words.Possible majors to consider College of Arts and Sciences College of Information Communication Studies Applied Technology and Performance Improvement Economics Information Science Geography (Regional Sciences) History College of Music International Studies Music Education Medical Laboratory Sciences Political Science College of Public Affairs and Community Service Psychology All majors (see page 36) Social Science Speech Language Pathology/Audiology College of Visual Arts and Design Visual Arts Studies College of Business Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Mayborn School of Journalism Management News (News Writing, Broadcast News) Strategic Communications (Public Relations) College of Education Development and Family Studies Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education) College of Merchandising, Hospitality &Tourism Health Promotion Hospitality Management Kinesiology Recreation and Leisure StudiesAre you a “Persuader?”“Persuaders” are people who like to work with people to influence, persuade, lead and manage fororganizational goals or for economic gain.Possible majors to consider College of Arts and Sciences College of Public Affairs and Community Service Communication Studies Emergency Administration and Planning Economics Social Work International Studies College of Visual Arts and Design College of Business All majors (see page 36) All majors (see page 32) Mayborn School of Journalism College of Education All majors (see page 34) Health Promotion Recreation and Leisure Studies College of Merchandising, Hospitality &Tourism Kinesiology All majors (see page 34) College of Information College of Music Applied Technology and Performance Improvement All majors (see page 35) Information ScienceDid you know? Academic Certificate in Volunteer and Community Resource Management is 1st in the nation. 13
  16. 16. You have the option of taking electives Pass/d. Minors and Electives No Pass. Please visit with your academic advisor about this opportunity.Minors• Minors are like “mini-majors.” They typically require you to complete 18 to 21 credit hours.• Some majors require a minor.Electives• Electives are any credit hours necessary to reach the minimum number of total credit hours required for your degree after all other requirements have been satisfied.• Advanced electives may be required in order to meet the university advanced credit hour requirement. UNT requires a minimum of 42 advanced hours in order to graduate.- Free Electives 1000-4000 level classes- Advanced Electives 3000-4000 level classes Please visit with your advisor about minors and electives. The situation will be different for every student. Internet coursese. Types of Courses require a higher level of discipline.All UNT courses are coded using a three or four letter subject abbreviation and a four digit number. Review the ecampusAn example is US History to 1865, which is coded as HIST 2610 website to see ifDifferent types of courses at UNT: online classes are• Blended course – A course that uses both physical classroom and online instruction. for you! http://www.• Corequisite (Coreq) – A course that must be taken at the same time as another course. untecampus.com/• Internet course – A course in which instruction and assignments are solely online.• Laboratory (Lab) – An application of the information that you learn in class and meets at a separate time.• Lecture course – A course held in a physical classroom space.• NextGeneration (NGEN) – A course that integrates experiential learning in addition to the physical classroom and online instruction.• Prerequisite (Prereq) – A course that must be completed in order to move on to the next course.• Recitation – A separate class meeting used to cover coursework and answer questions.• Restricted course – A course that is restricted so only certain students may enroll in that course. Examples: TAMS, Honors College, majors only, Study Abroad.f. Exercise: University RequirementsPlease answer the following. Remember your Major requirements may dictate your UNT core options.Short Answer:1. How many credit hours of English Composition are required for the University core?________________________________2. How many credit hours of Laboratory Science courses are required for the University core?_________________________3. How many credit hours of United States History are required for the University core? _______________________________ 4. List two sciences. _______________________________________________ and ___________________________________________5. How many total credit hours are in the core?_____________________________________________________________________ 14 Did you know? G. A. Moore, the high school football coach who has won more games than any other coach in the state of Texas, graduated from the UNT Kinesiology program.
  17. 17. Degree Progression/Timely GraduationTimely graduation for UNT means graduating with your bachelor’s degree in four calendar years with no more than 30attempted hours beyond the hours required for your specific degree. Additionally, if you graduate with no more than threeattempted hours beyond your stated degree hours, you may receive money back (see Tuition Rebate on page 22).By using an efficient timeline, you can spare the expense of additional costs, requirements, mandates, and/or fees. Yourundergraduate catalog, online schedule of classes, and advising staff will help you create and review your timely graduation plan.Why am I thinking about graduation now?There is a process to graduation and that process starts today! You should be thinking about the big picture from your first dayat orientation to your graduation day. Please visit your advising office for the best route for your academic goals. Advisors canhelp you obtain your official degree plan, apply for graduation and with all the steps in between.a. Degree Audit/Degree PlanTimely graduation includes knowing degree requirements, how to sequence classes, and departmental policies such asadmission or exit criteria. To guide you through your major, request an official degree audit/degree plan from your advisor.The audit/plan shows all requirements necessary for your degree. You should get an updated audit/plan each semester andchart your progress. You can view an unofficial interactive audit at my.unt.edu (see detailed information below).b. Student CenterThe Student Center is the hub of all of your academic and financial information. • Available at my.unt.edu • Information available oo Your current schedule oo Future course offerings oo Account balance oo Financial aid oo Holds oo Your specific enrollment appointment dates oo Interactive AuditDid you know? The 300-member Green Brigade Marching Band was named “Best Damned Band in the Land” by the Bleacher Report, May 2011. 15
  18. 18. c. Interactive AuditThe interactive audit, found in your Student Center, is a tool you will use before meeting with your advisor and registering forcourses. Your interactive audit will show you:• Degree requirements• University GPA• How courses you take will apply to your degree requirements• “What if” degree audits, if you are considering changing your majorLastly, as you visit with your academicadvisor, he/she will update your degreerequirements and those changes arereflected automatically in your InteractiveAudit.Using this tool in collaboration with youracademic advisor will help you make themost of your time, money and courseselection while attending UNT. For moreinformation about the Interactive Audit,please contact your academic advisingoffice to schedule an appointment.d. Academic ClassificationYour classification is based on the number of hours you have Early Registration: Students may register earlyearned. according to their current classification (not what it will be after the semester is over!) Classifications Freshman 0-29 hours Sophomore 30-59 hours Junior 60-89 hours Senior 90 hours and above Point to Ponder: Most degrees are approximately 120 semester credit hours. How many credit hours should you take each semester to be done in four years?For Example: Freshman Year Sophomore Year (what classes will you take?) Fall (15 Hours) Spring (15 Hours) Fall (15 Hours) Spring (15 Hours) ple ple English Composition English Composition U. S. History am sam Math (based on placement) LAB SCIENCE Humanities s Social/Behavioral Sciences Visual/Performing Art Political Science MAJOR COURSE LAB SCIENCE Political Science16 Did you know? UNT has more than 1,300 students in its Honors College, which is the largest in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
  19. 19. e. Academic Status i. Grade Point Average What is your Grade Point Average (GPA)? Your GPA is the average of all points earned for all the classes you have taken. You will have a UNT GPA (CGPA) averaging only UNT classes and an overall GPA averaging UNT and transfer work. Please be mindful that the GPA impacts honors, financial aid, graduation, and your status as a UNT student. Please be sure to check your UNT & OVERALL GPA each semester so you know where you stand.Grade point value: A = 4 points per credit hour B = 3 points per credit hour C = 2 points per credit hour D = 1 point per credit hour F/WF = 0 points per credit hour 1. Multiply hours attempted by grade value earned for each class 2. Total your number of Grade Points 3. Divide total points by total of all your attempted hours 4. That’s your GPA! * Use the same formula to calculate all GPAs.Here’s an example…Olivia made 1 A, 2 Bs, and 2 Cs her first semester at UNT. Attempted Credit Course Grade Grade Value Multiply Grade Points Hours ENGL 1310 B 3 * 3 9 ART 1300 C 2 * 3 6 DFST 1013 A 4 * 3 12 HMGT 1450 B 3 * 3 9 BIOL 1112 C 2 * 3 6 Totals 15 42 Her total attempted hours are 15. Total grade points earned 12+9+9+6+6=42 Grade Points divided by total attempted hours: 42 / 15 = 2.8 GPA Careful! F’s are still attempted hours and count heavily against you! ii. Types of GPAs Credit hours earned by AP, CLEP, IB, and/or Credit During your college career, you will find reference to by Examination do not average into your GPA several different GPAs, such as: W—or drop passing, do not count against you WF—is the same grade as an F (more on this later) • Semester GPA - The GPA you earned only for the courses you took at UNT for the specific semester • UNT GPA (CGPA) - Your cumulative GPA for all of the hours you have attempted at UNT (determines academic status). Does NOT include transfer work • Overall GPA - A combination of your UNT and transfer GPA (graduation GPA) • Major GPA - GPA required in your major. Can either be a premajor GPA requirement to enter the program and/or to graduate from the programDid you know? Katie Schniebs and Emma Zemler, earning dual degrees in electrical engineering at UNT and math at TWU, were both se- 17lected from a nationwide search to intern with NASA.
  20. 20. iii. Semester HoursRemember that your UNT GPA determines if you receive semester honors. Honors are awarded for fall and spring semesteronly. • President’s List – Earn 4.0 semester GPA in a minimum of 12 hours of graded coursework in residence at UNT • Dean’s List – Earn at least a 3.5 semester GPA in a minimum of 12 hours of graded coursework in residence at UNTiv. Graduate with HonorsTo graduate with honors, you must start now. Your overall GPA (UNT and Graduating with Honors is not the same as graduating through thetransfer hours combined) must meet specific requirements: Honors College. • 3.500 to 3.699 – cum laude • 3.700 to 3.899 – magna cum laude • 3.900 to 4.000 – summa cum laudev. Academic Standing You may lose your financial aid fundingThe university will keep track of your UNT CGPA and semester if you do not make SatisfactoryGPA to determine your academic standing. Academic Progress. See page 27 for additional information. Status Define What to do... Good Standing 2.0 or higher UNT CGPA ** Maintain your UNT CGPA at a 2.0 or higher Lower than 2.0 UNT CGPA** Raise your UNT CGPA to 2.0 to return to Good Academic Alert Freshman: Mandatory Advising Standing or be placed on Probation May be required to attend Academic Success Program Lower than 2.0 UNT CGPA Raise UNT CGPA to 2.0 to return to Good Freshman who has been on Academic Alert Standing OR earn a 2.25 semester GPA to Probation Sophomore, Junior, and Senior be on Continued Probation or be placed on Mandatory Advising Suspension Lower than 2.0 UNT CGPA Raise UNT CGPA to 2.0 to return to Good Continued Previously on Probation Standing OR earn a 2.25 semester GPA to Earned semester GPA of 2.25 or higher be on Continued Probation or be placed on Probation Mandatory Advising Suspension Meet with advisor to discuss course Lower than 2.0 UNT CGPA equivalencies for the community college; Previously on Probation or Continued Probation May be allowed to enroll in the Summer Suspension Lower than 2.25 semester GPA semesters; Raise UNT CGPA to 2.0 and return Mandatory Advising to Good Standing; Return to UNT after Suspension and enroll on Probation**The minimum cumulative UNT grade point average (UNT CGPA) a student must achieve to remain in good standing is 1.8 inthe first enrollment period, 2.0 for all subsequent semesters.18 Did you know? Criminal Justice students placed 1st and 2nd three consecutive years at Texas Regional Criminalistics Competition.
  21. 21. vi. Exercise: GPA Calculation and StatusDuring your first college semester, you earned these grades: Attempted Course Grade Grade Value Multiply Grade Points Credit Hours ENGL 1320 WF x 3 ART 1300 B x 3 PSCI 1040 C x 3 MATH 1581 A x 4 UGST 1000 B x 3 Totals:Fill in the blanks with the answers:1. How many grade points did you earn in each class? ______________________________________________________________ 2. How many total grade points did you earn for the semester? ______________________________________________________3. How many total hours did you attempt? _____________________________________________________________________________4. Now calculate your new CGPA. CGPA = (Grade Points) ________ ÷ (Attempted Hours) ________ = Semester GPA ________5. What is your academic status? ____________________________________________________________________________________f. Drops, Withdrawals and IncompletesThings do not always go as planned. There are policies in place for those unplanned moments during a semester. i. What is the difference between dropping a class and withdrawing from the semester? Dropping means you remove or “drop” one or more courses from your schedule, but that you are still enrolled in at least one course at UNT. Withdrawing means you drop all courses and are no longer enrolled in the University. ii. Six-Drop Rule You are only allowed to drop a total of six courses during your entire college career. This includes any transfer courses taken at a Texas public university or community college. This does not apply to courses dropped prior to the 12th class day (census date) or courses dropped with a grade of WF and do not apply if the student withdraws for the term or session.Did you know? The College of Engineering recently finished construction on its new, state-of-the-art Zero Energy Research Lab, where stu- 19dents and faculty can test present and future sustainable technologies.
  22. 22. You may lose your financial aid funding iii. To Drop or Not to Drop? if you do not make Satisfactory Academic Progress. See page 27 for Before dropping, ask yourself these questions: additional information. • When are the drop deadlines? What are the procedures? (www.unt.edu/ registration) • Have I met with my advisor and instructor? • Have I utilized any of the academic resources? • How far behind am I on my assignments and assigned readings? • What kind of grades have I earned so far on assignments? On quizzes? On exams? • How many more chances do I have to earn a grade in this particular course? • How has my attendance been in this particular course? • What is my status with International Admissions? • Might I lose my financial aid eligibility if I drop this class? • Is this a pre-requisite or a co-requisite? • Will I earn a “W” or a “WF”? (ask your instructor) • How many times have I taken this course at UNT? • How many courses have I dropped?Talk to your instructor and academic advisor; they are there to support yoursuccess. Consider what changes you can make yourself to improve youracademic performance. iv. Add/Drop Period and Deadlines Once you have made the decision to drop, you need to be aware of the deadlines posted on the Academic/Registration Calendar on the Registrar’s Office website (www.unt.edu/registration) for each of the following periods in which you can change your schedule.The date you drop or withdraw may determine if you receive a grade of “W” or “WF.” Here are the threeperiods that determine your grade of “W” or “WF.”Add/Drop Period: Dates:First week of the semester.Can be done online or in person at the Registrar’s Office.Does NOT require instructor approval.Automatic W Period: NOT ON-LINE Dates:You must gain written permission from the instructor on an Official Drop Slip. You then takethe Drop Slip to the Registrar’s office.An automatic “W” is awarded during this period regardless of your grade in the class. A“W” will not affect your grade point average. Dates:W or WF Period: NOT ON-LINEThis is the final opportunity to drop a course.You must gain written permission from the instructor on an Official Drop Slip. The Instructormust indicate on the form a grade of “W” or “WF.”A “W” will not affect your grade point average.A “WF” will have the same effect as an “F” for the class.Always confirm your drop with a printout receipt from theRegistrar’s Office.20 Did you know? The College of Business at UNT is one of the nation’s largest business colleges.
  23. 23. v. Incompletes An “Incomplete” may be awarded in emergency situations, but only if approved by your instructor. The course must be 75% completed and you must be passing. The coursework must be completed within a year of granting the grade of “I” or will change to an “F” on your transcript. vi. Exercise: Dropping, Withdrawing or Incomplete? 1. You failed your chemistry exam. This is the second exam and you barely made a “D” on your first test. You would like to earn above a “C” in the course, so you can get into medical school. This is the automatic “W” period. What do you do? • Drop the course and retake a subsequent semester? • Keep going and hope that it gets better? • Stop going and give up all your dreams of med school? • Discuss with both your instructor and Pre-med counselor about the best option? 2. You are on your way to an exam and receive an emergency phone call that requires you to go back to your hometown for the remainder of the semester. What do you do? • Go home and explain to the instructors when you return. Surely, they will understand? • Contact your friends in the classes and ask them to tell the instructor your situation? • Call the instructors and leave a voice message? • E-mail instructor about the situation?g. Excess Hours/Excessive Undergraduate HoursAny student who has attempted more than 30 hours over the hours required on his or her degree plan will be subject to anadditional excessive hour tuition rate. Please refer to www.unt.edu/tuition for current tuition and fee information.The Excessive Undergraduate Hours Tuition applies only to hours taken at Texas public institutions. Track your attempted hours. If you go above 30 hours required for your degree plan, you mayh. Duplications and Repeated Courses have to pay extra.A student may take a course a second or subsequent time. The Registrar’s Office will process duplications at the requestof the student, at the request of an academic advisor or upon review of the student’s record. Until a duplication is postedthe Registrar’s Office includes a repeated course in the student’s cumulative record of hours attempted and grade pointsearned. The Registrar includes without exception any course repeated more than once in the student’s cumulative record orhours attempted and grade points earned. Departments may count the highest grade for departmental GPA requirements;however, the academic dean uses only the last grade recorded in certifying the student’s eligibility for graduation.Undergraduate students classified as Texas residents or who pay Texas resident tuition rate who attempt certain courses morethan twice at the University of North Texas are subject to an additional tuition rate of $75.00 per semester credit hour for therepeated course. This additional charge will be billed after the beginning of each semester. Please refer to the following linkfor more detail: http://essc.unt.edu/registrar/repeated.html Caution! Please exhaust all possibilities to complete your course when thinking about dropping a class. It will possibly delay your graduation and waste your time and money.Did you know? UNT’s College of Music Jazz Studies program is known around the world for it’s innovative approach to teaching jazz. The 21One O’Clock Lab Band performs internationally and has received nominations for the Grammy Awards.
  24. 24. i. UNT’s Timely Graduation Tuition ProgramAt UNT, all full-time undergraduate students will pay the same amountfor university tuition and fees in a fall or spring semester regardlessof how many hours they take. (Students will be required to pay statetuition and fees on all hours including those above 12 hours, whichaverages about $50 per credit hour.) You are considered full-timeonce you register for 12 hours or more in a long semester.To get on the “Fast Track” to graduating sooner and saving money,set a goal to graduate in four years. Talk to your advisor about whatcourses to take. Then, at registration, enroll in at least 15 hours asemester. Now you’re on the “Fast Track” to graduating on time!Students are encouraged to think of 15 hours as their minimum course load. Thismakes sense because after all, it generally takes 15 hours a semester to graduate infour years. Visit www.unt.edu/tuition for more information!j. Financial Benefit of Timely GraduationTuition RebateYou may be eligible for a $1000 rebate if you • are a first-time enrollee in a Texas college/university and • are a Texas resident and • complete your bachelor’s degree having attempted no more than 3 attempted hours in excess of the minimum number of semester hours required for that degree.For additional information and to apply for the rebate during the semester of application for graduation, please contact the Registrar’s Office.Estimated Annual Cost of AttendanceThe financial benefit of graduating on time can also be a difference of up to $60,000 for each year enrolled beyond four years:the cost of one year of attendance plus your possible first-year salary of $35,000. On Campus Off Campus $6,488 / $6,488 / Resident Tuition / Out-of-State Tuition $17,018 $17,018 Undergraduate Fees $2,590 $2,590 Average Annual Cost of Attendance Room and Board $7,150 $6,886 15 hours per semester* Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 *as of Fall 2012 Transportation $1,692 $2,238 Personal $1,324 $2,000 Resident Total / $20,244 / $21,202 / Out-of-State Total $30,774 $31,732 This information is referenced by http://financialaid.unt.edu/2012-2013-academic-year22 Did you know? UNT has been named a top Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs and a Best for Vets School by Military Times EDGE two years in a row.
  25. 25. Plan Your Semester and Registrationa. Planning Your SemesterWhen planning your semester, consider which and how many classes you want to take. The next step would be to actuallyregister and plan your semester.i. Schedule of Classes and Undergraduate CatalogSchedule of Classes (essc.unt.edu/registrar/schedule/scheduleclass.html) • The schedule includes o Course offerings, times and locations o Corequisites and recitations o Core information o Registration appointment schedule o The official university Academic Calendar showing university dates and deadlines o Dropping and withdrawing deadlines o Final exam datesUndergraduate Catalog (catalog.unt.edu) • Contains information on o Degree requirements – majors, minors, certificates o Course descriptions and prerequisites o Policiesii. RegistrationWhen planning your schedule talk to your advisor about Looking for additional sections when • your course selections registering? Click "View All." • prerequisites for the courses you plan to take • any AP, CLEP, IB, military and dual credit that you may have earnedOnce you have completed registration using your Student Center • print out a copy and review your schedule • verify that your payment has been posted to your account by the published deadline • confirm you are enrolled for the correct classes frequently during the first two weeks of school and after the census dateiii. Registration Tips1. TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Mandated Courses • Students not TSI complete must meet with a START (STudent Academic Readiness Team) advisor before registering • You must enroll in mandated courses before registering for anything else • Check your Student Center to see if you have a TSI advising hold • Questions about TSI? Contact START, Stovall Hall 117, 940-565-4403, start-office.unt.edu2. Possible Blocks (or Holds) on your account • Student Financial Obligation – placed on account every semester, allows you to read through the financial requirements of the registration process, read and click “confirm” to remove hold • Transcript – placed by Admissions for missing transcripts • Advising Required – placed by advising office, must meet with advisor and receive 4 digit code • TSI Advising Hold - (see above) • Meningitis - must provide evidence of vaccination or must qualify for one of the two permissible exemptionsDid you know? Mayborn alums have won 8 Pulitzer prizes, one of the top honors for journalism. 23
  26. 26. 3. Course Descriptions You can enroll in courses at • Available through your Student Center class search and in the catalog another institution while attending • Contains information such as UNT. Visit with your academic oo Credit hours advisor about the concurrent oo Corequisite – a course or requirement which must be registered enrollment option. for and taken concurrently with another course oo Prerequisite – a course or requirement that must be completed successfully before enrolling in a course • Courses ending with the letter “D” are offered at the UNT-Dallas campusExample:CHEM 1410 (1311). General Chemistry for Science Majors. 3 hours. (3;0;1*) Fundamental concepts, states of matter, periodictable, structure and bonding, stoichiometry, oxidation and reduction, solutions, and compounds of representative elements.Prerequisite(s): MATH 1100 or equivalent. May be used to satisfy a portion of the Natural Sciences requirement of theUniversity Core Curriculum. *This hour is a problem-solving session.4. Math • Math 1581 and 1681 do not require any prerequisites or placement test beyond MATH TSI exemption or completion. • Any other college-level math course requires clearance from UNT or a Department of Mathematics placement test. • If attempting to place into a higher level than original placement, contact the Department of Mathematics. • Department of Mathematics placement test oo Can be attempted a maximum of two times per semester oo Administered on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday between 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, in the Undergraduate Assessment Center (GAB 443)5. Course Load • Based on your four-year plan, you will see it is necessary to register for 15 or more hours a semester and possibly attend summer sessions. • Full-time: 12 hours Things to Consider • Average course load: 15 hours • What time of day do you do your • Maximum hours: 19 hours during fall and spring semesters and 18 hours best work? during the summer semester oo Overload approval is needed if attempting to register for more • Is the course offered in different time than 19 hours formats? Remember many courses are scheduled 1, 2, or 3 times a week.6. Course Numbering • In what type of environment do you work best? Is the course offered • 1000: Freshman courses – lower level online? Remember this may not • 2000: Sophomore courses – lower level allow for face-to-face meetings. • 3000: Junior courses – advanced level • 4000: Senior courses – advanced level • Would delaying a certain course this semester put you “off track” for your projected graduation date?7. Course Permission Code • Required to register for certain courses • Can you effectively use time between classes: reading your • Ensures all requirements have been met prior to enrolling textbooks, studying for a test, or • Contact the department offering the course to receive the permission running errands? code • Some examples include courses restricted to students residing out-of- • You need to create a balance between your academic and social state and courses restricted for certain majors lives—both are important pieces to your college experience.8. Pre-Advising Inventory • Students should successfully • Fill out before meeting with your advisor complete at least 30 credit hours • Will help your advisor assist you in course selections each year to potentially fulfill all degree requirements in four years.24 Did you know? One of the largest music schools in the U.S., UNT’s College of Music offers 300 practice rooms and one of the largest music libraries in the nation.