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Undergraduate Transition Student Checklist
The 2011-2012 academic year is the final year on the quarter system at Wright State University. Transition students should plan this year carefully in order to avoid problems in completing their programs on the semester system. The student checklist below will assist students in this planning process.
- MEET with your assigned academic advisor.
- READ all parts of the Semester Transition Advising website
- DECLARE any planned change in major to your advisor.
- REVIEW your academic program(s) in DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System).
- PLAN which courses to take on the quarter system during the 2011‐2012 academic year. Refer to the Course Planning Guide.
- GIVE priority to completing course sequences over taking elective and non-sequenced courses (Example: SPN 101, 102, and 103). Delay starting course sequences that cannot be completed prior to Fall 2012, if possible.
- REPEAT quarter courses, if necessary, on the quarter system. Some quarter courses will not have semester equivalent courses and, as a result, will not be able to be repeated after semester conversion.
- TAKE advantage of summer course options to complete requirements.
- MEET with your advisor and develop a MAP (My Advising Plan).
Download the Undergraduate Student Checklist (PDF)
Additional Advice for the 2011‐2012 Academic Year
If a transition student has not declared a major, he/she should consult with his/her advisor about enrolling for courses in 2011-2012 that fulfill general education requirements. However, if a transition student has declared a major, he/she should consult with his/her advisor to develop a MAP as indicated in the student checklist above.
Students should carefully follow their MAP in order to be guaranteed the promises made to them under the university’s Pledge to Students.
Program audits are available for students to view in DARS. A program audit is an individualized, computerized record that compares a student’s past and current coursework with the requirements for his or her academic program. Students should utilize their program audit when meeting with their advisor to develop their MAP.
Individual courses within quarter and semester course sequences will not be equivalent. Students who do not complete a course sequence on the quarter system may experience problems completing the course sequence after the semester conversion. As a result, students should either give priority to completing course sequences prior to the Fall of 2012 or delay starting course sequences until after the semester conversion if the sequence cannot be fully completed on the quarter system.