If you are seeking to have a "hold" removed so that you can register for classes, first determine the nature of the hold.
If the University placed the "hold," perhaps because you are on academic probation, have been disqualified, or have failed to pay fees, you must go to the College of Science and Math’s Student Service Center-EOP in Eucalyptus Hall, 2126. Biology Advisors are not authorized to remove this sort of hold.
If the "hold" was placed by the Biology Department to assure that you sought and received appropriate advice before registering for classes, the Biology Advisement Center in CR 5104 is the place to go for advice and to have the "hold" removed. Following are the rules that apply.
- Seek advice as soon as you are notified of the hold. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL REGISTRATION BEGINS! Because many students procrastinate, lines for advisement are likely to be long, the wait protracted, once registration has begun.
- To facilitate the advisement process, download an advisement form, fill it out, and bring it with you when you come for advisement. On the form indicate: 1) the courses you are currently taking; 2) the courses you plan to take the following semester; and 3) the courses you hope to take in the semester that follows. A well-thought-out plan will greatly speed up the advisement process!
- As you plan your next semester's schedule we strongly urge that you consult your on-line MAP (My Academic Planner). Using your MAP you are able to lay out a multi-semester plan and at the same time identify those graduation requirements you have met (or will meet) and those requirements that are still outstanding. If you are unfamiliar with the MAP program, you can find an explanation of how to access and use it.
- Advisement is on a walk-in basis only; appointments are not needed. See the Advisement homepage for regularly scheduled hours. If additional hours have been added, the extra hours will be identified on the Advisement homepage and posted at the Advisement Center (CR 5104) and in the Biology Department Office (CR 5101).