Prepare for Registration
First semester freshmen
All incoming freshmenl have advisor holds placed on their registration until they meet with their Preceptor during the Torero Days orientation. One of the purposes of the Torero Days Preceptorial meeting is to introduce students to the Core Curriculum and the major and to trouble-shoot student schedules (math and foreign language placement, AP credit, etc.). Immediately following the Torero Days meeting, all freshmen advisor holds are lifted. During subsequent registration periods advisor holds are used for all undeclared students, but lifted and remain lifted once a student has declared a major (with the exception of tardy graduation petitioners as outlined below).
During the fall and spring semesters Preceptors are required to advise their Preceptees for the subsequent semester. As is the case in the current Banner system, freshmen eligibility for enrollment is determined by number of units completed. Prior to the registration period, all freshmen will receive an electronic notification urging them tomeet with their faculty Preceptor (or major advisor if they have declared a major) to plantheir classes for the next semester.
First semester transfers
All incoming transfer students will have advisor holds placed on their registration. If transfers have determined a major at the point of enrollment, they should meet with a faculty advisor in that major and complete a declaration of major form. If transfers are undeclared, they will be advised by the College Dean’s office. Once transfers have been advised the designated advisors will lift their holds.
Students with 45 or more units completed
All students who have completed 45 or more units and who have not declared a major are sent an electronic notification urging them to declare a major and outlining the procedural steps for doing so. Reminders will be sent out periodically until the declaration occurs. These students are also encouraged to meet with an advisor in the Dean’s office, who can assist these students in developing an effective academic plan.
Declaration of major
Students will be assigned to a faculty advisor by the department chair/program or area director upon the submission of a declaration of major form. The current forms have been modified so that they also require the signature of the assigned advisor. Students are not officially declared until they meet with their faculty advisor to discuss the major
and outline a plan for completing it. (NOTE: The requirement to obtain the signature of the assigned advisor
also applies to transfer students if they have determined a major at the point of enrollment and declare their major at that time).
Petition to graduate
All students who have reached second semester junior status are sent an electronic communication urging them to file a graduation petition and outlining the steps for doing so. The current form has been modified so that an advisor’s signature is required rather than optional. Students should also be directed to obtain the advisor’s signature prior to delivering the form to the chair/program or area director. Once a student has completed 90 or more units and has not yet filed a graduation petition, an advisor hold will be placed on that student’s registration. Hence, these students will not be permitted to enroll in classes until the petition has been processed.