by Dylan Cooper, CC'18 Alert! There are major deadlines are approaching! It’s time to mark your calendars to make sure you are on top your academic game.
November 14 — Spring Registration
Registration is next week, y’all, and the peer advisers are celebrating by hosting a Cookies & Conversation event in John Jay lounge this Sunday, November 13 from 7-9 p.m.! We’ll be there to answer any academic and registration questions you have and hand out Insomnia Cookies and hot cocoa (aka the best college combo). Oh, and did I mention StressBusters will be there too?! Be sure to use Vergil this semester to plan out a schedule and meet with your adviser to keep yourself on track!
November 17 — Last Day to P/D/F or Withdraw from a Class
Yes, you read that right. Thursday, November 17 is the last day this semester to change your grading option to P/D/F or choose to withdraw from a class (resulting in a W notation on your transcript in place of a letter grade).
The Pass/D/Fail option allows students to be enrolled in certain classes without the pressure of receiving a letter grade at the end of the term. This option can alleviate a whole lot of stress for students, especially underclassmen, who are not entirely sure about their intended major.
Remember, you can always uncover a P/D/F and get a letter grade for a class within two weeks into the spring semester if you do well in the course – the best of both worlds!
There are limitations, however. Students can only P/D/F one course per semester (not including classes given with only a pass/fail option like PhysEd). Also, all Core classes must receive a letter grade to earn credits.
How it works: Any grade that is C- or above will show up as Pass on one’s transcript, but a final grade of D or lower will appear on transcript and affect one’s GPA.
If this feels like the right option for you, fill out a Registration Adjustment Form and bring it to the Center for Student Advising (CSA) in 403 Lerner. Also, make an appointment with your academic adviser!
November 17 — Columbia Engineering Drop Deadline
And alas, the SEAS drop deadline has finally arrived. This coming Thursday also marks the last day to take the following actions:
- DROP a Class (SEAS)
- Register for R credit
- Change a regular course to a Pass/D/Fail course or a Pass/D/Fail course to a regular course
- Withdraw from an individual course and receive a notation of “W” on the transcript in place of a letter grade
Good luck with registration and making these important decisions! Let me know if I can help out in any way!