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.
Academic Services handles pre-registration advising for your first semester at UMW. Academic Services offers campus appointments to all new transfer students. Shortly after you have paid your Admissions deposit, you will receive a phone call from Academic Services to begin your academic transition. The representative will conduct the New Student Advisor Survey over-the-phone and offer to schedule a phone or individual appointment if desired. If you miss the call, please return it as soon as possible by calling (540) 654-1010.
ADVISING AND REGISTRATION
PREPARING FOR YOUR ACADEMIC SERVICES APPOINTMENT
Here is an overview of tools and resources to help you prepare for your advising appointment.
- Review your UMW transcript in Banner. You will receive a copy of your initial transcript evaluation from the Registrar’s Office. Be certain your previous coursework (final transcripts, AP scores, etc.) is complete. If your previous coursework 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 transferrable 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.
- View the Open Courses listing to identify classes. To organize your preferences, consider using a copy of the Scheduling Worksheet and a Course Change Request Form. You will be using the CRN (Course Registration Number) to register for classes.
- Bring a completed Course Registration Request form with you to your pre-registration advising appointment in Academic Services as well as a copy of your unofficial transcript.
- 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.
- 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 interests such as Allied Medical, Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Pre-Law, and Teacher Education.
- As a transfer student, you will not need to take a First-Year Seminar course. That General Education Requirement is satisfied.
- 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 13, 2013 and the schedule adjustment period is January 14, 2013 through January 18, 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.
- Online registration for transfer students is December 10, 2012 through January 13, 2013 and the schedule adjustment period is January 14, 2013 through January 18, 2013.
- To register, log on to EagleNet →Banner Self-Service → Student & Financial Aid → Registration → Register or Add/Drop Classes.
- Select the term and campus, then 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”).
- If you are missing a pre-requisite or transfer work has not been evaluated, you may need to contact Academic Services or the department chair of the desired course in order to be considered for “out of sequence” permission.
- An alternate method of registration is logging on to EagleNet → Banner Self-Service → Student & Financial Aid → Registration → Look-Up Classes to Add → Select Term → click Submit. This tool allows you to look up classes by discipline.
- 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
- Transfer students must attend New Student Orientation, January 11, 2013, where they will be a part of a Transfer Student group, led by Orientation Leaders (OLs) who are transfer students themselves.
- You will be assigned an academic advisor in your major field of study. So, the interests you express in the New Student Advising Survey during that initial contact will be used to assign your faculty advisor. You will meet your faculty 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.
Some of this material is covered under the Video Guides link on Academic Services website.