Advising Services Center - Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the advising services center located?
- The advising services center is located in the Halle Library on the second floor, in LIB 202.
How do I make an appointment?
- Call 978-998-7735, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or AIM ECAdvising to ask a quick question. Or simply drop-in to LIB 202.
What general education core classes do I need to take to graduate?
- The current listing of classes that fulfill the general education core requirements is available on the Registrar's web page or at the Advising Services Center. Students who entered the college in 2011, 2010 or 2009 must take three courses for a minimum of nine credits in the three following areas: Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences. The courses selected in each area must be in two or more disciplines. At least one course must be taken in both math and sciences respectively. Students must also complete Endicott Transitions, Seminar in Academic Inquiry, College Writing Seminar (or alternative writing course), Senior Thesis I, Senior Thesis II, and three core electives (generally above the 200-level). Additionally, before graduating, students must earn six writing credits in addition to College Writing Seminar, and complete Internship I, Internship II, Semester Internship and Internship Seminar (some areas may complete the internships as clinicals or practicums).
- Students entering the College starting in 2012 must take one course in each of the eight General Education areas: Individual and Society, Global Issues, Literary Perspectives, Values and Ethical Reasoning, Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression, Quantitative Reasoning, Science and Technology, and World Cultures. In addition, all students must complete the College Writing Seminar (or an alternative writing course), Seminar in Academic Inquiry, Endicott Transitions, Senior Thesis I, Senior Thesis II, two writing designated courses in addition to College Writing Seminar (one of which much be 300- or 400- level), as well as Internship I, Internship II, Semester Internship and Internship Seminar (some areas may complete the internships as clinicals or practicums).
- NOTES: Some majors build certain core requirements into their curriculum. Ask your advisor or stop by the Advising Services Center to find out which ones are built into your program.
Can I add and drop classes myself?
- Prior to the add/drop deadline, which is usually one week after the start of classes (see the academic calendar for specific dates), you may log into COAST and add or drop classes using the same process as you use for course registration. We strongly recommend seeking approval of your academic advisor before adding or dropping classes, as this can affect your progress towards graduation.
How do I add a class?
- If it is before the add/drop deadline (see the academic calendar for specific dates), you may log into COAST , click on "Registration," and enter the Course Number and Section Number (see the Course of Study for this information) and click "Add." NOTE: Course numbers that contain two letters should be entered with a space between the letters and the numbers (e.g., PE 210), versus course numbers that contain three letters, which should not include a space (e.g., BIO202).
- If it is after the add/drop deadline, you must fill out the "Exception Processing for Add/Drop/Withdrawal" form on the Registrar's website. If the class that you wish to add is full, you must seek the faculty member's permission in order to be added to the class; the faculty member can either add you to the class by using COAST, or you may fill out the "Permission to Add a Class" form from the Registrar's website and have it signed by the instructor.
How do I drop or withdraw from a class?
- If it is before the add/drop deadline (see the academic calendar for specific dates), you may log into COAST, click on "Registration," select the course you wish to drop, and click "Drop."
- If it is after the add/drop deadline but before the Withdrawal deadline, fill out the "Course Withdrawal Form" from the Registrar's website.
- To withdraw from a class after both the add/drop and withdrawal deadlines have occurred, the "Exception Processing for Add/Drop/Withdrawal" form (available at the Registrar's website or at the ASC desk) must be filled out and processed.
What is the difference between dropping and withdrawing from a class?
- When you drop a class (usually within one week after start of classes -- see academic calendar for deadlines), it will no longer appear on either your schedule or your academic record/transcript. When you withdraw from a class (usually within six weeks of the start of classes), it will still appear on your academic record/transcript, with a grade of "W." It will not, however, affect your GPA.