Fall 2011 Academic Deadlines and Events

The College of Technology wishes to welcome all new and returning Cougars to the Spring 2011 Semester! We are committed to assisting you achieve academic success. Here are some general things and helpful hints you should know for the upcoming semester.

Academic Advising

Academic advising is very important and necessary to stay on track for graduation. We recommend you see an advisor at least once a semester. Seniors should see an advisor the semester before they plan on graduating to ensure all requirements are being met for graduation.

The Academic Services Center is located in 108 T1 (Technology Annex). If you need to make an appointment to see an advisor, please call our front desk at 713.743.4100. We recommend that you call several weeks before you need to see an advisor because appointments are booked well in advance. We do not make same day appointments. In addition, please call the day before your appointment to confirm your appointment. We have half-hour appointments for advising needs such as graduation checks, degree plans, and course selection. For quick five-minute questions, including VA certifications and declaring a minor, we also have walk-in hours.

The office is open for advising from 8:30 – 11:30 am and 1:30 - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Evening hours are on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Please call or visit us in 108 T1 for specific appointment and walk-in times.

Adding/Dropping Classes

Students can add classes using the self service function in PeopleSoft (myUH) until 11:59 PM on Tuesday, January 25. If you have concerns about attempting to add a course that is closed, you must see the department that houses the course by Tuesday, January 25 by 5 PM.

Please remember that any late registration requires immediate (same day) payment or the scheduling of a payment plan, otherwise your enrollment will be cancelled. If you are dropped from classes due to non-payment, you may not be able to get back into the same courses.

In order for a class not to count towards the enrollment cap for Texas residents, a course must be dropped by Wednesday, February 2. This day is known as the Official Reporting Day (ORD). This is also the last day to drop a course or withdraw without receiving a grade. For more information on the enrollment cap please visit http://www.uh.edu/provost/stu/stu_enrollcapqs.html. The last day to drop a course with a "W" is Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Please remember the policy on dropping courses; the policy establishes a limit of six "W" grades for undergraduate students.

Please note that adding and dropping courses will affect your balances owed to the University. Please check your account daily and make sure payment is taken care of. The payment and refund schedule can be found at http://www.uh.edu/financial/payment/refunds/.

Importance of Deadlines

There are deadlines for everything you do here at UH. Please pay close attention to them. Please pay your student bill on time and please add/drop your classes on time. The academic calendar, which outlines important dates and deadlines, can be found on the University of Houston website at http://www.uh.edu/academics/catalog/academic-calendar/fall2010-summer2011/by-semesters/sp11/index.php.

Spring 2011 Graduation

The Spring 2011 Commencement ceremony for the College of Technology will be Friday, May 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM. Students must apply to graduate. The regular filing period to apply for Spring 2011 graduation ends Friday, February 25, 2011. The fee is $25. The late filing period runs from Saturday, February 26 through Friday, March 25 and a fee of $50 (includes a $25 late fee) will be assessed. Fees are not refundable or transferrable. Please make sure you apply early if you are planning to graduate this spring semester! You can apply through your myUH account.

Tuition Payments

Students who had an outstanding balance for the spring were "disenrolled" for one or more courses. Emails were sent to those students. Students may re-enroll in available courses until the last day to add courses on Tuesday, January 25, and should pay or make payment arrangements immediately. As a general reminder, students are encouraged to check their accounts daily and make payment to any charges due.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites are strictly enforced in the College of Technology. Please make sure you have the prerequisites for the courses in which you are enrolled. If you have any questions or concerns, please see your instructor as soon as possible. The College can drop a student in violation of a prerequisite at any time during the semester, regardless of refund.

Change of Major

For students who are planning to change their major for the Spring 2011 semester, on-line requests must be submitted by Tuesday, February 1. Requests made after February 1 will reflect for the Summer 2011.

Other Important Information

  • Please remember to check your schedule and your PeopleSoft account periodically for accuracy.
  • Do not assume financial aid and/or scholarships have been posted to your account; please check and contact Student Financial Services with any concerns.
  • Footnotes are important. Please remember to check course footnotes for information on distance education classes, fees, prerequisites and other important information.
  • Check your schedules for classroom changes. Sometimes it is necessary to move a class location.
  • Email is the preferred method of communication for the University of Houston. It is important that your UH email address is properly set-up, including pointing your UH address to a personal email address if desired. Please make sure you read all communications from the university!
  • Please see your instructor and/or advisor if you have any academic concerns as soon as possible. It is often easier to handle these issues earlier than later in the semester.

Upcoming College Events and Deadlines

Spring 2011 Career Fair

The College of Technology Spring 2011 Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 16 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the UC Houston Room. More information can be found on the website at www.tech.uh.edu/College/Career_Services/Career_Fair/. Business attire is required. If you or your student organization would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Carmen Carter at crcarter@uh.edu. The college also has a new career counselor. Please contact 713-743-4100 to make an appointment to see Marguerite Hairston to update your resume and refine your job search.

College of Technology Student Ambassadors

Interested in being an ambassador for the college? Ambassadors are student leaders who enjoy meeting new people and talking about their experiences in the college at recruitment and other college events. Student ambassadors receive a book stipend. Applications can be found in the Academic Services Center, room 108 T1. Application deadline is February 7.

Wishing you a safe and successful semester!