Are you an empowered student?
If you are not already one, you can be! As an empowered student you take control of your educational program and have an advisor who gives you the necessary tools and suggestions you need to make well thought out informed decisions regarding your course schedule and degree program. As an empowered student you take an active role in your course scheduling and registration process. You will register for courses on-line, seek out information, and be knowledgeable of policies and procedures.
What is Academic Advising?
It is our belief that Academic Advising is a very important part of a college education. The advisors at Concordia are here to help our students have a satisfying academic experience and to encourage them to use the resources available to them on campus. Academic Advising will provide the student will the tools and suggestions needed to make well thought out informed decisions regarding their academic career. For colleges that require alternate Personal Identification Numbers (PINs), your academic advisor will provide that number for you. If you do not know who your Academic Advisor is, contact Student Central or your Student Support Coordinator. They will be able to provide you with that information.
Below are some helpful hints to make advising work for you.
- Give thoughtful consideration to your academic and career goals
- Make appointments and initiate contact with your advisor
- Prepare a written list of questions before you meet with your advisor
- Actively participate in planning your academic program and course scheduling
- Know the Academic Calendar
- Do not miss deadlines
- Schedule courses that meet your educational goals and degree requirements
- Accept responsibility for making final decisions regarding your academic choices
What is Course Scheduling?
Prior to each term, the Registrar's Office provides a schedule of courses offered during the upcoming term. Students utilize this information along with advisor guidance to develop a schedule for registration that will move the student toward achievement of their educational goal. To access on-line registration, click on the MyInfo link on the left side of this page.
What is the Student's Role?
It is up to you to decide on the path you want to take to achieve your educational goals. Along with your Academic Advisor, you are empowered to make your educational experience rewarding and fulfilling. You will get out of your education what you put into it. Below are some suggestions to help you navigate the world of higher education.
- seek academic advising when needed,
- be aware of important dates and deadlines,
- register for the appropriate courses, and
- become knowledgeable of policies and procedures.
How to Calculate your Major GPA
Step 1: Determine which courses on your transcript are required in your major
Step 2: On your transcript, you will find your grade for each course converted into points. This number is to the immediate right of your grade. Add the total number of points for all of the courses required in your major.
Step 3: Add up the total number of credits for the courses required in your major. You will find this number to the immediate left of your grade.
Step 4: Divide.
ACCT 311 3.00 B 9.00
ACCT 321 3.00 C 6.00
BIOL 102 4.00 A 16.00
Total Points/Total Credits = MGPA
31.00/10.00 = 3.10
Your major GPA is 3.10
Important Information about Online Registration
Students may register for Summer and Fall 2015 as indicated below. Accelerated Degree Program students will only register for summer courses from March 24-April 21.
March 23, 2015 (beginning at 8:00 a.m.) - Students enrolled in the Honors Program
March 24, 2015 (beginning at 7:00 a.m.) – Seniors (those students who have earned 90+ hours)
March 25, 2015 (beginning at 7:00 a.m.) – Seniors and Juniors (those students who have earned 60+ hours)
March 26, 2015 (beginning at 7:00 a.m.) - Seniors, Juniors, and Sophmores (those students who have earned 30+ hours)
March 27, 2015 (beginning at 7:00 a.m.) – Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen, and incoming new students
Returning students may register on-line through MyInfo during the designated registration period. Students will need their Student I.D. number and, for some colleges, their PIN login code. If you do not remember your I.D. number, contact Student Central or your Student Support Coordinator and, with proper identification, they will be able to provide you with your assigned I.D. number. If your college requires an alternate PIN,you must contact your Academic Advisor. If a class no longer appears on the live schedule, the course is full.
- If an alternate PIN is required, you must have it before trying to register.
- Students may view textbook selection, cost, and ISBN number prior to actual registration through MyInfo.
Computer Competency Exam - The Computer Competency Exam information is available on the College of Science website.
Adding your name to a waitlist:
When you register for courses and you run into a closed class, you are able to add your name to a waitlist for that class up to the Friday before the term begins. If space becomes available, you, the student, will be notified via your CTX email account and you will have up to forty-eight hours to register for the waitlisted course.
A waitlist status does NOT mean that you are registered for the course. You will not be billed for a waitlisted course and may remove yourself from the waitlist at any time by changing your course status from ‘Waitlist’ to ‘Drop’ online in MyInfo. For more information on the process click here.