Why do I have the Prefix “GS” followed by my actual major (e.g., GSPT)?
Sometimes new students are not able to begin taking classes within their major right away. Reasons include the need for Educational Enrichment classes, or students enroll in the Spring and that specific programs do not offer major-specific classes in the Spring. Once EE courses are successfully completed or the student successfully matriculates into their Fall semester, the student will begin taking major-specific classes. Some programs like Nursing require entrance examinations to be accepted into the program. Such testing occurs after a certain number of classes are taken. Until a student is accepted into a program, they may be considered GS/ (Name of Program). Other reasons include that the student changed majors in the middle of the term, etc. If you have further questions, please contact the Registrar’s office.
I’m not doing well in a class. Should I withdraw from it?
It depends. If you’re thinking about dropping a class follow these steps:
I’m on academic probation. What does that mean?
A Cumulative GPA below 2.0 constitutes a designation of academic probation. The purpose of academic probation is not to “be mean,” rather it is to alert a student that he or she is at risk of not succeeding academically. Once a student is identified as being on Academic Probation, he or she will receive advisement and referral as appropriate. Specific methods of remediation will be prescribed to meet the needs of the individual student.
I received an Academic Intervention Form (AIF) for one of my classes.
We want everyone to succeed academically here at Mount Aloysius College. A student will receive an AIF in the beginning part of the semester when the following student behaviors are observed:
AIFs also go out at midterms for all students who have either have a D or F and then following midterms for a student who is below a C.
Who is my advisor and how do I contact him/her?
Everyone receives an advisor after their initial appointment with Academic Advising. We recommend meeting with your advisor within the first 2 weeks of class. Meeting with your academic advisor throughout your time at Mount Aloysius College will more likely ensure your academic success within your chosen program. Check your Advisors’ Office Hours. If you are unable to schedule during normal office hours, advisors may be available at other times. Please give ample notice for advising appointments, especially those outside of normal office hours.
Why do I have to take the placement exam?
Testing is required in order to assure students of proper course placement which will more likely result in academic success at Mount Aloysius College. Exceptions to this requirement are made for those students who apply to Mount Aloysius College and who possess either an Associate or Bachelor degree earned at a regionally-accredited institution. This program assesses skills in reading English, mathematics, and elementary algebra. Students who do not meet established criteria in these skill areas enroll in one or more of the educational enrichment courses designed to strengthen specific areas of skill competency. Students will earn institutional credits (not to be counted toward graduation requirements) from successfully completing educational enrichment courses, which are in integral part of the student's academic program.