Academic Info Post-Midterms, PDF, Summer Classes for Sophomores
Dear Butler Sophomores,
Welcome back from spring break!
As you plan ahead for the second half of the semester, this is a good time to assess how things are going for you academically. You may want to consult the ASAP website to find out more information about academic resources—there’s still plenty of time in the term to join a study group, improve your efficiency at taking notes or preparing for exams, or get help in office hours. Talk with your professors or preceptors if you feel like you’re not learning the material well, or if you’re struggling to write the kind of papers that are expected: your instructors are often your best academic resource. If you are struggling in a 100- or 200-level math, science, or language course, tutoring may also be available by filling out the tutor request form then scheduling an appointment with me at wass.princeton.edu to discuss. I would also recommend scheduling an individual McGraw Consultation if you feel that you need to improve how you’re studying.
- Mid-term grades can be seen in SCORE as they are posted (mid-term grades are usually reported for 100 and 200-level courses).
- You may elect to drop a class or take a class Pass/D/F on SCORE until Friday, April 12. No course drops or grade option changes are permitted after April 12. I would encourage you to talk with your faculty adviser, Dean Stirk or me. You may also find it valuable to talk to your peer advisers for their perspective.
- If you are considering dropping a class and would become course deficient, you should especially come speak to me or Dean Stirk first.
- And if you are starting to think about a summer class, get information and the application form here on the Butler website.
AB sophomores, the departmental open house schedule is attached: it’s important to attend for any departments you’re considering, since they will give information about the sign-in procedures that you’ll follow in April. AFTER you meet with your department and follow their sign in procedures, you will declare your major on a link that will open on the Registrar’s site April 15-23. SCORE will open for you on April 24.
If you are still pondering your major (and that’s OK), the Major Choices website has useful student-written profiles of departments, along with adviser and alumni information.
I hope that you had a good break and that the rest of the term goes well. Don’t hesitate to contact me or Dean Stirk if you have any concerns.
Matthew Lazen, Ph.D.
Director of Studies