Advising and Registration for Spring 2015

21 Oct

Make sure you have an appointment to meet with your academic advisor prior to registration. Your advisor has to “clear” you on the college’s Colleague system to register. If you procrastinate, you may not be able to get into the classes that fill quickly!

 

Being prepared will help you make the most of advising.

  • Check your ConnectMail account regularly for updates from your advisor and other college departments.
  • Schedule appointments with your advisor in a timely manner and don’t be late.
  • Review your plan of study and think about which classes you would like to take prior to your meeting.
  • Become familiar with the academic policies and procedures outlined in the College Catalog.
  • Seek assistance as soon as a problem arises. Do not wait!

Advising

All students must be cleared by their academic advisor prior to registration. It is strongly recommended that you see your advisor early, prior to November.

Are you a new student? You will learn about the advising process during your ConnectSession, Durham Tech’s student orientation. After you submit your enrollment application, you should reserve a spot in a Connectsession. Students who attend a ConnectSession will receive advising during walk-in hours. If you need more than 30 minutes for your advising session, you may schedule an individual follow-up appointment with a first-year academic advisor. Beginning the enrollment process early will help you avoid long wait times during walk-in advising and give you access to a wider selection of course options.

Are you a continuing student? Are you admitted to a program? If the answer is yes to both questions, you have an assigned advisor. Check your profile inWebAdvisor for your advisor’s contact information. It is your responsibility to schedule an appointment or submit an online request for advising prior to registration. Please contact your advisor as soon as possible, if they have not responded within 5 business days, you may meet with an advisor during walk-in hours in the Admissions and Enrollment Services office, Wynn Center, room 1200, or at the Orange County Campus. Walk-in hours are posted in the advising section.
Are you a continuing visiting student? Have you previously earned more than 12 hours of transferrable college credit? Continuing visiting students or new students with 12 or more transferrable college credits who choose not to attend a ConnectSession, may submit a request for online advising or meet with an advisor in the Admissions and Enrollment Services office, Wynn Center, room 1200, or at the Orange County Campus during walk-in hours. Online advising forms and walk-in hours are posted in the advising section. Online advising ends December 19 at 5 p.m.

Early Registration

Early registration is reserved for continuing students who have been admitted to a program as of Fall 2014 or prior and have enrolled in courses during at least one of the past three semesters. Eligibility is determined by credit hours completed by the start of the early registration period.

Early registration for eligible students with 35 or more credit hours begins: November 3

Early registration for eligible students with 17 or more credit hours begins: November 5

Early registration for eligible students with 4 or more credit hours begins: November 7

Early registration for eligible students with fewer than 4 credit hours begins: November 11

General Registration

During general registration, all advised students can add courses to their schedule using WebAdvisor, Durham Tech’s online system for student information and services.

Open registration for all advised students: November 13 – January 11*

Waitlist function available: November 13 – January 8

Registration is available through WebAdvisor all day except from 1:00 – 1:10 a.m. for daily maintenance and Fridays from 6 – 8:00 a.m. for weekly maintenance. WebAdvisor will remain available for schedule adjustments until Sunday, January 11.

*Ensure you are able to log into WebAdvisor prior to the end of the registration period. If you are unable to access WebAdvisor and require registration assistance, visit the Admissions and Enrollment Services office in the Wynn Center, room 1200, or the front desk at Orange County Campus by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 9.

Late Enrollment and Advising

Last day to receive Online Advising, by 5 p.m.—  December 19

Last day to submit an enrollment application, by 5 p.m. — March 11**

Last day to take a placement test, arrive by 1 p.m. — January 6

Last day to attend a ConnectSession at 2 p.m. — January 6

January 7-8 are late advising days, the last opportunity to meet with an advisor.  Registration is not permitted if you have not completed an application, orientation, testing and advising by the deadlines.  Please note that by late advising time, course availability is limited. You are encouraged to complete enrollment steps early.

Main Campus late advising hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Orange County Campus late advising hours: 1 – 6 p.m.

**Any applications submitted after Monday, January 5 may not be processed in time to begin classes on Monday, January 12. However, applications submitted between Tuesday, January 6 and Wednesday, March 11 should allow enrollment for Mini-Session II, which begins on Monday, March 16.

Tuition and Fees Payment Deadlines

Full payment of tuition and fees is due according to the schedule below.  During the week before classes start, full payment is due daily.  If you do not pay on time, your courses will be de-registered and made available for other students.

If you register the week that begins November 3, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. November 9.
If you register the week that begins November 10, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. November 16.
If you register the week that begins November 17, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m.November 23.
If you register the week that begins November 24, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. November 30.
If you register the week that begins December 1, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. December 7.
If you register the week that begins December 8, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. December 14.
If you register the week that begins December 15, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. December 21.
If you register December 22 – January 4, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. January 4
If you register January 5 – 8, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. the same day.
If you register January 9 – 11, full payment is due by 11:59 p.m. January 11.

Payments may be made online through WebAdvisor all day except from 1:00 – 1:10 a.m. for daily maintenance and Fridays from 6 – 8:00 a.m. for weekly maintenance. Payment may also be made in person at the Cashier’s Window (White Building entrance foyer, Main Campus), from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays – Fridays unless the college is closed.

All of this information and more can be found on the Durham Tech web site. We just thought it  was handy to put it in one place on the blog.

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