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Fall 2012                                                                               Issue #2, September 10 - 23


Welcome to the “Please be Advised” email newsletter.  This bi-weekly e-mail will keep you apprised of academic advising-related matters, including deadlines and special events. Your success matters to us! Go Seawolves!

THE HEADLINES:

1.   Academic Advising Day
2.   Study Skills Workshop
3.   Residential Tutoring Centers
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Pre-Health Information
5.   Pre-Law Information
6.   Academic Advising Offices
7.   Word of the Week


dates

Tuesday, September 11 @ 4 p.m.

  • Last day to drop or withdraw from the university without a “W” (Withdraw) recorded on student record. You are liable to pay pro-rated tuition and all fees.
  • Last day to add classes and process a swap. Tuition liability may apply if you reduce credit load.
  • Last day to change status to or from full-time & part-time status.
  • Last day to apply for graduation.


Friday, October 26 @ 4 p.m.

  • Last day to process a Section Change or Credit Change for an enrolled course. Section change/Credit change form with appropriate signatures required for processing.
  • Last day to change a class to or from the Grade/Pass/No Credit (GPNC) option. Students are allowed to elect the GPNC option for only one course per semester.
  • Last day to drop a course. (“W” will be recorded). Full-time students must remain full-time with a minimum of twelve (12.0) credits.

Learn About the New GPNC Policy & Watch the Video Tutorial

***For more information about the Fall 2012 deadlines, please visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/registrar/calendar-academic.shtml .


 

1.  ACADEMIC ADVISING DAY

Wednesday, September 19, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Come speak with your academic advisor under the Big Top Tent on the Academic Mall outside the Melville Library. Great information, good advice, and free popcorn for all!

Watch the video: “What is Advising Day?”



2.  STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOP

TOPIC: Time Management.  Wednesday, September 19 at 4 p.m.  SAC 304
Do you need help figuring out the best way you learn and study?  Do you need help with time management skills or notetaking skills? Attend our Study Skills Workshop Series presented by Academic & Transfer Advising Services!

Full Schedule


3.  RESIDENTIAL TUTORING CENTERS

The Residential Tutoring Centers offer free peer tutoring for undergraduates in some of the University's most demanding courses: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, 100-level Mathematics, and 100-level Physics.  Tutoring for the Fall semester has already begun!

Click here for schedule & locations



4.  PRE-HEALTH INFORMATION  @ www.stonybrook.edu/healthed

Pre-Health Advising Has Moved Locations 

We are now located in Room E3310, Melville Library 
Phone: 631-632-7080 
Fax: 631-632-9259 


News From AACOM -American  Association of Colleges of Osteopath Medicine

Thinking about Medical School? Explore the DO difference! The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine will be having an osteopathic medical school information session. Representatives from many schools of osteopathic medicine will be present to meet with interested students.

Date: Monday, October 1st, 2012
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Location: Student Activities Center Auditorium and Lobby

 

The following Osteopathic Medical Schools will be participating:

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM)
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB)
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA & Bradenton, FL (LECOM)
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM)
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine & Georgia PCOM (PCOM)
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – New York (Touro COM-NY)
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM)
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey- School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM)


News From Kaplan

To pick up your MCAT Quicksheet, visit Kaplan's table and speak with a representative in the SAC Lobby on the following dates from 10am-3pm this Fall:

[ 9/5; 9/10; 9/24; 10/9; 10/15; 10/16; 11/13; 11/19; 11/28; 12/3 ]

Kaplan will also be tabling at Academic Advising Day in the SAC Plaza on 9/19, and at CSA's Relax-a-thon on 10/17 from 11am-3pm in SAC Ballroom A.



5.  PRE-LAW INFORMATION  @ www.stonybrook.edu/prelaw

Pre-Law Advising Has Moved Locations 

We are now located in Room E3310, Melville Library 
Phone: 631-632-7080 
Fax: 631-632-9259 

 
News From Kaplan

Kaplan's LSAT Sampler is designed to give students a taste of the LSAT.  Prospective law students will get to experience real, recent test content.  A full section each of:

  • Logical Reasoning – the section that counts most towards your score
  • Reading Comprehension – the section that students find toughest to improve
  • Logic Games – the section that test-takers frequently find toughest on Test Day

To pick up your LSAT Sampler, visit Kaplan's table and speak with a representative in the SAC Lobby on the following dates from 10am-3pm this Fall:

[ 9/5; 9/10; 9/24; 10/9; 10/15; 10/16; 11/13; 11/19; 11/28; 12/3 ]

Kaplan will also be tabling at Academic Advising Day in the SAC Plaza on 9/19, and at CSA's Relax-a-thon on 10/17 from 11am-3pm in SAC Ballroom A.



6.  ACADEMIC ADVISING OFFICES

Several offices provide general and major/minor-related academic advising to specific cohorts of undergraduates.  To see where you go for academic advising, visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/academichelp.shtml .


word of week

Mon Ami :

In French, mon ami means my friend. In this case it means a male friend. If it meant a female friend, it would be mon amie.

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