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Schedule Changes

How to Make Schedule Changes, Register For Classes, and Navigate Academic Warnings and Probation

 

How to Drop a Class

  1. Consult with your advisor.
  2. Fill out the Schedule Change Form. Go to AccessPlus -> Students Tab -> Registrar Forms ->  Schedule Change Form
  3. Complete the form. One form is required for EACH class. Include your advisor's email and your instructor's email to ensure it is routed correctly (aesser@iastate.edu). It is your responsibility to correctly enter the email addresses.

 

How to Add a Second-Half Semester Course

Your advisor will submit the Schedule Change Form. Please email them the course, section number, credits and instructors name.

To find a second semester course list, go to the Schedule of Classes website. Select Advanced Toggle Search and enter the correct start date (academic calendar -> details). You can also search by credit number.

 

How to Add Full Semester Course (after the first week of classes)

  1. Speak with your advisor.
  2. Email the instructor to ask permission to join the course.
  3. Forward the email giving permission to your advisor and they will submit the form directly to the college.

 

How to Change to P/NP

  1. Meet with or email your advisor.
  2. Fill out and submit the Schedule Change Form in AccessPlus (Go to AccessPlus -> Students Tab -> Registrar Forms ->  Schedule Change Form).
  3. If it is a required course, you will need to take the course again for a grade.
  4. The instructor will NOT be notified that you have switched to P/NP and will not be aware of the change.

 

How to Increase Your Credit Limit

Email your advisor. Advisors can approve credit limit increases to 20 credits. Over 20 credits will need college approval and that request can also be submitted by your advisor.

 

How to Add GEN 499

  1. Email Norah Warchola for the contract or download it from the experiential learning webpage.
  2. Complete the contract and email to Norah Warchola.
  3. GEN 499 sections can be created for faculty. Faculty - please contact the departments administrative offices to request a section.

 

Repeating Classes

See the university policy and details here.

 

When to Fill Out a Designated Repeat Form

Approval to repeat a course in which the course number or number of credits has changed must be noted on a Designation of Repeated Course form, which can be obtained from departmental offices. This form must be signed by the head of the department offering the course and by the student's advisor, and then taken to the Office of the Registrar. Deadlines for filing repeated course forms for full-semester and half-semester courses are published in the university calendar. Designated Repeat Form

 

How to Register For Classes

  1. Find your registration start date. This information is available on AccessPlus under Student Information.

  2. Make a registration appointment with your advisor through Navigate.

  3. Print a copy of your Degree Audit using Access Plus. Information about how to use the ISU Degree Audit system is available here.

  4. Prepare for your advising appointment. Review your Degree Audit and the requirements of the Genetics major. Also review the lists of elective choices and consider which courses you would like to take in each area. From that information have an idea of what courses you should take for the following term. The degree requirements and elective choices can be viewed from the links on the right.

  5. Meet with your advisor and discuss your proposed course selections. Your advisor will provide your Registration Access Number (RAN) each semester.

  6. Register for classes using the AccessPlus registration system. Your RAN is required to register. Registration Tutorial

  7. Remember, registration is a busy time period for advising staff. Please be prepared for your appointment and respectful of your advisors time. 

The ISU Schedule of Classes tool is useful as you plan your upcoming semester. This site can be used to search for classes by semester availability, credit hours, department, instructor, meeting times, meeting days, and certain university requirements. Semester availability is important because many courses are offered only in the spring or fall term and this must be considered as you plan your full program.

 

Academic Probation, Warning and Dismissal

Academic Warning:

Students will receive an academic warning (W) at the end of any fall or spring semester when they earn a GPA of 1.00 – 1.99 for that semester. Students who receive an academic warning are required to develop a plan for academic improvement in consultation with their academic advisor or the Academic Success Center. At the end of the next fall or spring semester of enrollment, one of the following actions will be taken for students on academic warning status:

  • Students will be placed on academic probation if they earn less than a 2.00 GPA for the next fall or spring semester, or
  • They will be removed from warning status if they earn at least a 2.00 semester GPA for the next fall or spring semester and they are not subject to academic probation based on cumulative GPA (over 75 credits).

Academic Probation

Students are placed on academic probation status as a warning that their academic progress is not satisfactory and that they should take steps to improve their academic performance to avoid dismissal from the university. Students on academic probation and warning are required to meet with their advisor and to complete the Academic Intervention Self Assessment form, which can be accessed here: http://www.dso.iastate.edu/asc/ai/students/

Students will be placed on academic probation (P) at the end of a semester/term for either of the following two reasons:

  1. Semester GPA: Students who earn less than a 1.00 at the end of any fall or spring semester, or less than a 2.00 two consecutive semesters, will be placed on academic probation. Students will not be placed on academic probation at the end of the summer term due to summer term GPA only.
  2. Cumulative GPA: Students with 75 or more credits attempted or earned, whichever is greater, will be placed on academic probation at the end of any fall or spring semester or summer term when their cumulative GPA is less than 2.00. Students with 75 or more credits attempted or earned who have a transfer GPA < 2.00 will be placed on academic probation at the end of any fall or spring semester or summer term when their combined transfer/ISU cumulative GPA is less than 2.00.

At the end of the next fall or spring semester of enrollment, one of the following actions will be taken for students on academic probation status:

  • Students will be academically dismissed if they fail to earn at least a 2.00 semester GPA.
  • Students will continue on academic probation if they earn at least a 2.00 semester GPA but are subject to continued academic probation based on their cumulative GPA (over 75 credits).
  • Students will be removed from probation if they earn at least a 2.00 semester GPA and are not subject to continued academic probation based on their cumulative GPA (over 75 credits).

Academic Dismissal

Students who do not meet the requirements of their academic probation are academically dismissed from the university. Each College Academic Standards Committee is responsible for final decisions regarding the academic status of students in that college, and any appeals to academic dismissal actions are considered by the college committee. Once dismissed, students are not allowed to reenroll at Iowa State University until they have been academically reinstated.

Reinstatement

University policy found here