Academic Info Post-Midterms, PDF, Summer Classes for Freshmen
Dear Butler Freshmen,
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.
Your advising period for fall course enrollment will be I will April 10-25 and SCORE will open for you on April 26. Course Offerings for fall 2013 will be available on the Registrar’s site beginning tomorrow, March 28. I will send you more information about enrollment for fall term courses in the next couple of weeks, as well as reminders about academic deadlines—so be sure to keep an eye out for these messages.
I hope that you had a good break and that the rest of the term goes well. Don’t hesitate to contact your faculty advisers, me, or Dean Stirk if you have any concerns.
Matthew Lazen, Ph.D.
Director of Studies