Fall 2012                                                                            Issue #3, September 24 - October 7

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!


1.   The New GPNC Grading Option
2.   Practicing Engaging Presentations Seminar
3.   Study Skills Workshop
Pre-Health Information
5.   Pre-Law Information
6.   Academic Advising Offices
7.   Word of the Week


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.***View Video Tutorial Below.***
  • 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.

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


The P/NC grading option has been revised effective this Fall 2012.  Please watch the following video tutorial to learn about the new GPNC option.  Please remember the deadline to elect the GPNC option for Fall 2012 is October 26 at 4 p.m.



P.E.P. is a six-week, not-for-credit seminar that allows students to learn and practice effective public speaking techniques. This fall semester, PEP will be offered at the following time:
Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Six Weeks, October 2nd – November 6

Space is very limited. Students must meet with the Student Leadership Intern to register for the class. To express interest in registering, please email studentleadership@notes.cc.sunysb.edu.  Please include “PEP” in the subject line of the email.


TOPIC: How Do I Learn?  Wednesday, October 3 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

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

Graduate Program in Public Health Information Session
Date: Monday, October 15
Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Graduate Program in Public Health, Conference Room
Health Sciences Center, Level 3, Room 3-071

Space is limited and advanced sign-up is required.  To register please send an e-mail to joanmarie.maniaci@stonybrook.edu.  Please provide your name and phone number in the e-mail.

SUNY Downstate Annual Open House
Date: Tuesday, October 16
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Student Center Gymnasium

Accelerated BS in Nursing
Nursing RN BS Completion
Diagnostic medical Imaging (BS)
Physician Assistant (BS)
Physical Therapy (BS/DPT)

Clinical Nurse Specialist (MS)
Midwifer Advanced Certificate/ Nurse Midwifery (MS)
Nurse Practitioner (MS)
Nurse Anesthesia (MS)
Medical Informatics (MS)
Occupational Therapy (MS)
Public Health (MPH, Dr.PH)

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 1
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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:

Free Practice MCAT on campus at SBU:

Saturday, October 20, OR online throughout the next two months.
Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your seat!  Visit www.bit.ly/linpt2012.

Join Kaplan's experts for free MCAT prep:

Owen Farcy, Director of Pre-Health Programs, and Adam Grey, MCAT Content Manager, will be presenting a series of free MCAT prep sessions just for Stony Brook students.  Learn valuable study skills to attack the MCAT, as well as specific strategies to tackle each section.  Register today for these free events at bit.ly/mcatprepsb.

General Chemistry - Wed 9/26/12 - 7 p.m. with Adam
Organic Chemistry - Wed 10/3/12 -7 p.m. with Owen

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

News From Kaplan:
LSAT Prep Rally, live from The 180!
Join Kaplan's LSAT research and product development team for this FREE event as we go behind-the-scenes of the construction of the test. We'll predict what to expect on the October 2012 exam, uncover test trends, dig deep into data, and discuss how the LSAT has become more difficult in recent years. The Prep Rally: September 25 at 8 p.m.
Register today at www.bit.ly/caeventsfall12


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

Mammonism \MAM-uh-niz-uhm\, noun:

The greedy pursuit of riches.

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