Academic Advising Office

Location: 702 S Wright Street, room 3051 Phone: (217) 333-1647 Hours: 9:00am-noon, 1:00pm-4:30, M-F

The Academic Advising Office welcomes students interested in learning about educational and career opportunities in the field of Communication. Our advisors assist students with academic planning, career and graduate school goals, as well as helping them navigate campus resources.

Fall 2014 Academic Deadlines

For explanation of these policies go to the Office of the Registrar
UG = Undergraduate

Part of Term (POT) values indicate the time frame of the course. The Class Schedule shows what part of term each course is scheduled in to assist with identifying deadlines:

  • 1 = Full 16 week semester (approximately 8/25/2014 - 12/10/2014 plus finals)
  • A = First 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 8/25/2014 - 10/17/2014)
  • B = Second 8 weeks of the semester (approximately 10/20/2014 - 12/10/2014)

August 2014

  • August 24
    • Deadline to cancel registration
  • August 25
    • First day of instruction for the Fall POT 1 and POT A courses
    • Deadline for degree-seeking students to register for first classes without being charged $15 late fee penalty
  • August 26
    • Late registration begins via Student Self-Service
  • August 28 - Sept 5
    • Registration of non-degree students without penalty
  • August 29
    • Deadline to add a UG POT A course
    • Deadline for all students to drop POT A course for refund if reducing assessment range
    • Deadline to suppress directory information

September 2014

  • September 1
    • Labor Day (All Campus Holiday)
  • September 8
    • Deadline to reduce POT 1 program and receive refund if reducing assessment range
    • Deadline to add a UG POT 1 course
  • September 19
    • Deadline to drop a UG POT A course via Student Self-Service without a grade of W
    • Deadline to elect credit-no credit or to change credit-no credit to regular grade basis in a UG POT A course
    • Deadline to file intent to use the Campus Grade Replacement option in a UG POT A course
  • September 28
    • Full payment due for Fall 2014 charges unless on a payment plan

October 2014

  • October 14, Noon
    • Faculty deadline for reporting mid-term grades for freshmen
  • October 17
    • Deadline to drop a UG POT 1 course via Student Self-Service without grade of W
    • Deadline to remove UG Incomplete grade from previous semester to prevent change to an F grade
    • Deadline to elect credit-no credit or to change credit-no credit to regular grade basis in a UG POT 1 course
    • Deadline to file intent to use the Campus Grade Replacement option in a UG POT 1 course
    • Deadline for UG student to withdraw from Fall semester without grade of W
  • October 20
    • Priority registration Time Tickets (earliest registration times) for Spring 2015 available on Student Self-Service
    • POT B courses begin (nontraditional courses may begin earlier or later)
  • October 24
    • Deadline to add a UG POT B course
    • Deadline for all students to drop POT B course for refund if reducing assessment range

November 2014

  • October 31
    • Deadline to withdraw from the University and receive the minimum 40% pro-rata refund
  • November 3
    • Priority registration for Spring 2015 begins for continuing students only
  • November 14
    • Deadline to drop a UG POT B course via Student Self-Service without a grade of W
    • Deadline to elect credit-no credit or to change credit-no credit to regular grade basis in a UG POT B course
    • Deadline to file intent to use the Campus Grade Replacement option in a UG POT B course
  • November 22 - 30
    • Fall Break
  • November 24
    • Spring 2015 Registration begins for new students and continuing students not currently registered

December 2014

  • December 10
    • Last day of instruction
  • December 11
    • Reading day (no classes, no final examinations)
  • December 12 - 19 (excluding weekend)
    • Final examination period
  • December TBD
    • Faculty deadline for reporting grades

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