Welcome back Retrievers! CNMS Advising is excited to have everyone back on campus and we are eager to help you tackle the spring semester! Whether you are starting your first semester here or aiming to cross the stage this May there are many important things to keep in mind in order to make this semester your most successful to date! Check them out below:
1.) The CNMS Advising Office will be holding walk-in office hours for advising support Mo-Th 10AM-12PM & 1PM-3PM in UC 205. If you are a new/incoming student please feel free to drop by at any time. Returning students should follow up with their assigned advisor (see here). Advisors can assist with schedule adjustments, registration troubleshooting, and general questions. Walk-in advising support is on a first come, first served basis and may result in a lengthy wait time during busy hours. Scheduled in person and virtual appointments can be arranged via email (CNMSAdvising@umbc.edu). These specific walk-in hours will only be in effect during the schedule adjustment period (see below).
2.) The last day of schedule adjustment (i.e. last day to add/drop/swap your classes) is Friday, February 10th. Make sure that you are happy with your classes, that you are FULLY registered for a minimum of 12 credits (if you need to be a full-time student), and that you have established a balanced plan for the semester. Feel free to check in with your assigned advisor if you have any questions/concerns. First semester students can follow up with CNMSAdvising@umbc.edu for support.
3.) Take some time to update your record! Check your myUMBC account to determine/confirm your declared major(s). If your record does not accurately reflect your plans you can submit an updated Declaration of Major Form HERE. When completing the form, be sure to declare/ADD your new major intentions as well as remove/DELETE any unwanted programs.
Keep an eye out for this month's CNMS Advising Newsletter which highlights important dates, upcoming workshops, campus support staff, and helpful tips to help you SPRING back into heathy academic habits from day one!