NETWORK ID AND EMAIL
Your Net ID establishes you as a member of the UMW Community, so securing this access to the EagleNet portal is an important first step! Beginning November 8, 2012 your Net ID will be available online.
- To look up your Net ID and temporary password, go to http://technology.umw.edu/logins/finding-your-netid/. Follow the directions on the webpage. If you have any problems logging onto EagleNet, call the UMW HelpDesk at (540) 654-2255. (Academic Services cannot assign NetIDs.)
- Using your Net ID, you will also be able to check your UMW email.
Go to www.umw.edu, click on Helpful Links, click on email (the envelope icon).
- Click on the red Eaglemail button to log into your email.
- Next you will access your email by entering your email address and your temporary password (first letter of your first name [upper case] + first letter of your last name [lower case] + last four of social security number + 2 digits for birth month). If you have any problems logging into your email, call the UMW HelpDesk at (540) 654-2255.
You will receive a phone call from Academic Services. The representative will conduct the New Student Advisor Survey over the phone and schedule a phone or in-person appointment if desired. If you miss the call, please return it as soon as possible by calling (540) 654-1010. It is extremely important that you complete this survey immediately. You will meet your First-Year Faculty Advisor during New Student Orientation, January 11, 2013.
Once you have completed the above steps it is time to begin planning your schedule. Freshmen will register December 12, 2012 – January 13, 2013 and the schedule adjustment period is January 14, 2013 – January 18, 2013.
- Full-time student status is between 12 and 18 credits. We recommend you register for no more than 16 credits your first semester at UMW.
- Student athletes should set aside time for practice from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and schedule as many classes as possible between 8 am and 1 pm to avoid academic conflicts when traveling to away competitions. Early morning classes fit student athletes’ schedules better than late afternoon, evening, and night classes!
- One of the General Education Requirements is completing a foreign language through the intermediate (202) level. If you have previous experience with a foreign language, the Foreign Language Placement Test can be used to determine the level at which you should begin language study at UMW. The online test is available beginning December 3, 2012 through January 14, 2013. More information about the test can be found on your EagleNet homepage. Outside the online testing period, you should consult with the Modern Languages Chair or the Classical Languages Chair for placement information.
- View the Open Courses listing to identify classes. To organize your preferences, consider using a copy of the Scheduling Worksheet and a Course Registration Request Form. You will be using the CRN (Course Registration Number) to register for classes.
- The Registration Request Form is a self-help tool to compile the CRNs you need on the day of registration.
- It is best to have four or five classes selected as well as four or five alternate classes or alternate times.
- You must meet a minimum number of credits and satisfy requirements in three categories to graduate: Major Courses, General Education Courses, and Elective Courses. A balanced schedule includes components of all three sections. Keep in mind that some of your graded elective courses can be used to complete a minor or pre-professional interest such as Allied Medical, Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Pre-Law, and Teacher Education. (Requirements for each major can be found in the Academic Catalog).
Major Courses: If you have an idea of a preferred major follow the links below to find more information about recommended classes. View any of the other majors that may interest you. If you are unsure about your major, review the Undecided option. Under each major there are sample schedules to help guide you through the process.
First-Year Seminar (FSEM): You must take a First-Year Seminar during your first year (not necessarily your first semester) at UMW as part of your General Education Requirements. The following First-Year Seminars were offered recently. Please check the current “Schedule of Classes” to see which ones are currently being offered. Follow the links for more information about these courses (these are links to sample syllabi that may be from previous semesters, they are subject to change):
Elective Courses are those that do not satisfy major or general education requirements.
- Online registration for freshman students is December 12, 2012 – January 13, 2013 and the schedule adjustment period is January 14, 2013 – January 18, 2013.
- To register, log on to EagleNet, hover over My University Resources, click on Academics, click on Add/Drop Classes.
- Select the term and campus (Fredericksburg), click Submit
- On the following page, enter the CRNs at the bottom of the page. You can enter all of the CRNs at the same time (one class per box). Click Submit Changes. If a class is successfully added, it will indicate “Web Registered.” Otherwise, a flag will alert you that registration is not possible (such as “course is full” or “pre-requisite not met”).
- An alternate method of registration is logging on to EagleNet →Banner Self-Service → Student & Financial Aid → Registration → Look-Up Classes to Add. This tool allows you to look up classes and select them to register.
- After you have registered, print a copy of your schedule in the Registration section of EagleNet. Any time you make changes, check your Banner schedule and save a copy for your records.
ORIENTATION AND BEYOND
- Freshman students must attend New Student Orientation where they will be a part of a Freshman Student group, led by Orientation Leaders (OLs).
- You will be assigned an academic advisor. You will meet your advisor during New Student Orientation.
- In subsequent semesters, you will meet with your faculty advisor to discuss your progress, review academic plans and get help with selecting your next semester courses.
OVERVIEW OF TOOLS AND RESOURCES
- If you have previous coursework that is not yet in the system and you are unsure about how it will transfer to UMW, review the Registrar’s webpage for AP, IB, Cambridge, or Virginia Community College transferable credit.
- Run a “What-If” Analysis to help you identify courses required for your degree. Here are the steps to complete a “What-If” Analysis:
- Log in to EagleNet, go to Banner Self-Service → Student & Financial Aid → Student Records → Degree Evaluation.
- Select the correct term and campus, click Submit.
- On the next page, scroll down, click on the link on the bottom right entitled Degree Evaluation (if declared major)/ “What-If” Analysis (if undeclared).
- Select the term and click Continue.
- Select the degree program in which you are considering majoring and click Continue.
- Under the First Major Option, select the department of the major. Select the term, click Submit, and click Generate Request.
- When you scroll down through this analysis, the requirements are on the left. This Analysis contains four main areas of interest for you at this time: General Education, Experiential Learning, Writing-Speaking Intensives, and Major.