Advising and Registration

Academic Advisement - Who, what, when, where and how?

Advisors ensure that students are completing social work courses in the scheduled developmental progression, provide guidance regarding completion of remaining university and cognate requirements, and discuss students' interests for their field placement, graduate school, and future employment in the profession.  Advisors also provide alternate pin numbers each semester. 
 

Schedule an advising appointment:  October and March are the months to remember to schedule a time for advisement for the next semester.  Check your OWLS email for instructions and links to schedule an appointment, or click on the appropriate link below. 

 PREMAJORS- Advising List:

Student who have 31 credits, or less:
Last name beginning with A-F  will see Dr. Amy Smoyer (Lang 108)
Last name beginning with G-L  will see Dr. Bill Rowe (Lang 119)

Last name beginning with M-Z  will see Prof. Julie Piepenbring (Lang 207)

Students who have more than 31 credits, and are NOT applying to the SW program Spring 2016.

Advisor:  Ms. Karen Stamp (Lang House)

Students applying to the Social Work Program spring 2016:
Last name beginning with A - H will see Dr. Dana Schneider
Last name beginning with I - R will see Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez-Keyes
Last name beginning with S - Z will see Dr. Liz Keenan

 

MAJORS- Advising List:

Junior and Senior students who have been accepted into the BSW program are assigned the same faculty advisor to meet with each semester until they graduate.

Sign up with Dr. Bill Rowe if:

1)  You are currently a junior in the BSW program and are assigned Dr. Rowe on the master advising list.

2)  You have 31 credits, or less, and your last name begins with G-L

 LOCATION: Lang 119
 

Sign up with Dr. Dana Schneider if:

1) You are currently a junior in the BSW program and are assigned Dr. Schneider on the master advising list.

2) You are applying to the SW program spring 2016, and your last name begins with A-H.

 LOCATION: Lang 114

Sign up with Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez-Keyes if:

1) You are currently a junior in the BSW program and are assigned Dr. Rodriguez-Keyes on the master advising list.

2)  You are applying to the SW program and your last name begins with I - R

 LOCATION: Lang 121
 

Sign up with Dr. Elizabeth Keenan if:

1) You are currently a junior in the BSW program and are assigned Dr. Keenan on the master advising list.

2) You are applying to the SW program and your last name begins with S-Z

LOCATION: Lang 202


 
Advising FAQS
 How do I schedule my advisement appointment?

All advisement schedules are posted online.  Please sign up directly in your advisor’s schedule, by clicking on your advisor’s name above. 

 What do I need to bring to my advisement session?

Please bring a recent degree evaluation to your appointment.

 Can I miss class to attend my advisement appointment?

No! Please do NOT schedule advising during class time.  If you are having trouble finding a time when your advisor is available, please contact your advisor directly, by email, and request a time that is not during your class time.

 How long is my advisement session going to be?

Advisors block off twenty-minute sessions per student. 

When is my registration date?

Find your registration date each semester by going to http://www.southernct.edu/registrar/

 I am a transfer student.  Do I get to come in for advisement?

Yes! We are very happy to meet with transfer students and help assist you with planning your application to the social work program and your coursework.

What courses will I be registering for?

Juniors and Seniors, please click on the BSW Course Progression tab  to the left to preview which courses you should register for and when.  Pre-majors will discuss their course selections with their advisors.

 Do I have to come in for my alternate PIN number?

Yes!  Social Work department faculty do not give out alternate pin numbers without first meeting with a student.

 How do I pull up my Degree Evaluation?

From the Southern home page, log into Banner (as if you were going to register for classes).  Click on Records, then on Degree Evaluation.  Make sure you are listed as a social work major.  [If not, come to the department and complete a declaration of major form which can be obtained from the student workers or the department secretary].  Continue to follow the prompts, and select detail requirements to see your BSW program on the screen.  The courses that have a NO next to them still need to be completed.

 I still have questions.  Whom do I ask?

It’s normal to have questions about the registration process and your advisor is prepared to answer them.  Some students prepare for advisement by writing down their questions and bringing it to their advisement session.  If you still have questions after your advisement session, please contact Dr. Dana Schneider at schneiderd1@southernct.edu.