COVID-19 Advising FAQs for Students
Updated July 24, 2020 (click here for: PDF Version, MS Word Version)
Who is my advisor, and how do I get in touch with him/her while I’m off-campus
How do I meet with my academic advisor?
- To see who your assigned advisor is, review the top block of your DegreeWorks audit (DegreeWorks link).
- If you have questions for your advisor, please email him/her. We will still be holding appointments (either via phone or email)*. To make a phone appointment with your AAC advisor, please still utilize our scheduling system, Accudemia; please follow this link:
How do I take care of my advising hold if I can’t go see my advisor?
- If you have questions for your advisor, please email him/her.
- If you have a phone appointment with your advisor, please make sure we have the best phone number to contact you (numbers listed on your BSU record sometimes connect to home or parent phones rather than personal cell phones). Your advisor will call you at your scheduled appointment time. The call will show up as “No Caller ID”, so please make sure to pick it up.
- To make an appointment with your AAC advisor, please utilize our scheduling system, Accudemia. To make an appointment, you can follow this link: https://bridgew.accudemia.net/
- Please email your advisor. In most cases, he/she will be willing to work with you via phone or email to clear your advising hold.
Will classes be online for the Fall 2020 semester??
What are the details on the new Pass/No Pass option for Spring 2020?
- Most BSU classes will be fully online for the Fall 2020 semester.
- A small number of classes will have an in-person component in addition to the online work. Use this link to access a list of classes with an in-person component.
- Online classes may be run as "asynchronous" or "synchronous" classes depnding on the preference of the instructor
- The Registrar's Office will update the BSU online schedule to reflect changes to the Fall 2020 schedule. Please check your schedule in Infobear regularly (including at the start of the semester) to review those updates.
I wasn’t able to complete Introduction to Advising. How do I complete it now?
University approved the option for students to elect for some or all of
their courses to be graded on a Pass/No Pass basis for the Spring 2020
Students will be able to opt in to the Pass/No Pass option between May 15 and May 22 (note: final course grades are due to be posted by May 15).
Requests to opt-in for Pass/No Pass grades after May 22 should be sent to Dr. Rita Miller, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, at UndergraduateStudies@bridgew.edu. Late requests will be considered until December 1, 2020.
Pass (P) and No Pass (N) grades do not affect the GPA at BSU.
For full details, please review the FAQ posted at the Registrar's website: Pass/No Pass FAQs.
How do I complete Registration Basics?
- If you started at BSU as a new freshman this spring semester and have not yet completed Introduction to Advising, we will reach out to you with next steps. If you have questions in the meantime, please email AcademicAchievement@bridgew.edu
I wasn’t able to attend a PREP session. How do I complete PREP?
- If you started at BSU as a new freshman this spring semester, you will need to complete required Registration Basics programming in the coming weeks ahead of Fall 2020 registration. Typically, these sessions are held in person, but for this spring, we will send you a power point that will go through the information necessary to prepare you to register yourself. Once you have reviewed the Registration Basics power point, then you will be able to schedule your advising clearance appointment during the registration period (April 6th – April 24th).
- You will receive communication in the coming weeks with the Registration Basics power point. You will also receive email prompts if you have not scheduled your advising clearance appointment ahead of your registration date.
I need to withdraw from a class. What do I do?
- If you are a second semester ELED, ECED, or SPED major this spring semester and have not yet attended a PREP session, we will reach out to you with next steps. If you have questions in the meantime, please email AcademicAchievement@bridgew.edu
I need to withdraw from all of my classes this semester (for medical or non-medical reasons). What do I do?
- The last day to withdraw from a Spring 2020 course is April 27th.
- If you are withdrawing from a course before that deadline, please complete the Registrar’s Office’s form (can be found here: Course Withdrawal Form Link) and submit to the Registrar’s Office email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you
can’t access or print the Withdrawal form online, please email email@example.com with your
name, Banner ID, and Course Number, Section Number, and CRN of the class from
which you would like to withdraw.
- If you are considering this option after the deadline, you will need to discuss your options with an AAC advisor. Please email AcademicAchievement@bridgew.edu including your name, banner ID, and the course you are thinking of withdrawing from, and someone will email you back to discuss options.
What is the process for being cleared for Fall 2020 registration?
- The last day to withdraw is April 27th. If you need to withdraw from all of your courses before that date, please email AcademicAchievement@bridgew.edu including your name and banner ID, and someone will email you back to discuss options.
- If you are considering withdrawing from all of your courses after the deadline, you should know that it is not guaranteed that your withdrawal will be granted. If you would like to discuss your options, please email AcademicAchievement@bridgew.edu including your name and banner ID, and someone will email you back to discuss options.
Can I still take summer classes?
- All BSU students need to be cleared by their academic advisor to register for Fall 2020 classes. Students can be cleared beginning on Monday, April 6th.
- Your AAC advisor will be emailing you with details about how to prepare for the registration clearance conversation, and then you will schedule an appointment during the registration period (April 6th-April 24th) to be cleared, so that you can register yourself.
- If you are a first semester freshman, you will need to have completed both Introduction to Advising and Registration Basics before setting up your one-on-one appointment for advising clearance. If you’re unsure if you have done so, please email AcademicAchievement@bridgew.edu with your name and banner ID.
- These clearance appointments will take place either by email or phone. You can discuss what works best with your advisor.
I am in the Summit Program. Do I still need to participate and continue to meet with my Summit advisor?
- Yes, you can register for summer classes beginning Monday, March 16th.
I am in the FGPR Program. Do I still need to participate and continue to meet with my academic advisor and academic coach?
- Yes, you should still be participating in the Summit Program for the remainder of the semester. See above information on "How do I meet with my Academic Advisor?" for more details.
*Many of the AAC advisors are also able to have a chat/video chat appointment with you through Microsoft Teams if you are interested in that option. If you would like to explore that option, please let your advisor know ahead of time to ensure he/she has the equipment required. If so, you would still make your appointment in Accudemia (make appointment here: https://bridgew.accudemia.net/).
- Yes, you should still be participating in the FGPR Program for the remainder of the semester. See above information on "How do I meet with my Academic Advisor?" and stay tuned on how to meet with your academic coach.
- If you want to meet with your advisor for a chat or video chat appointment, please use the Microsoft Teams app. The app is available online through Office365 or for download to a phone or tablet. You can sign in using your BSU email and username, and your advisor should initiate a chat with you at your scheduled appointment time.