Do I need to visit my advisor every semester?
Who is my advisor?
Do I need to use and check my UWF email account?
Why do I have a hold on my registration every semester?
What is a SASS and why do I need to check it and understand it?
What do I need to know about Registration?
Why can’t I register for a course for which I don’t have the prerequisite(s)?
Can I register for a course at my local college/university and have it count towards graduation at UWF?
May I withdraw from a course?
I see a few undergraduate courses listed as ‘online’ - why do they also include days and times?
What is a proseminar and how do I register for it?
Is there a minimum grade I must earn in each of my major courses?
Where do I find more information about the proseminar?
If I want to teach math in high school or at a higher level, what courses should I take?
I need help in my math courses - is math tutoring available?
What are the requirements for a minor in mathematics?
What is a ‘bannered SASS’?
When do I apply for Graduation?
How do I apply for Graduation?
How do I know that I’m on track to graduate?
I have more questions about graduation - where can I get answers?
Why should I meet with Dr. Kuhl, the graduate advisor, about graduate school when I’m probably not going to attend?
I’m having trouble in class (or with my roommate or with my significant other or with another issue). What can I do?
I’ve never had to study or work hard in math. So why are my math courses getting more difficult?
What is the UWF Math Association?
Are there opportunities to work in a student job in the department?
Yes. The department wants all of its majors to visit the advisor every semester in order to plan courses, to check prerequisites, and to check that you’re on track to graduate on schedule.
Mrs. Bushway - Bldg 4/Rm 335. You may email her at email@example.com for an appointment.
Yes. Please use and check your UWF email often. Your instructors use GroupMail for class information; your advisor uses GroupMail for advising reminders and information; the Registrar uses GroupMail for important changes and for registration dates â€“ and GroupMail is only sent to your official UWF email account.
This is so that you’ll visit your advisor in order to plan courses, to check prerequisites, and to check that you’re on track to graduate on schedule.
SASS stands for “Student Academic Support System” and your SASS audit is a summary of all your graduation requirements, courses, and grades, etc. You can find your SASS audit at MyUWF. You and your advisor will review your SASS before you register each semester in order to be sure that all your requirements are listed and are correct. When all the entries of your SASS audit turn green, you’re ready to graduate!
You are responsible for checking your SASS audit for accuracy and completeness. If you need help, here’s a good website: How to Read Your SASS Audit http://uwf.edu/sass/how_do_i_read_a_sass_audit/index.cfm.
Registration for upcoming semesters takes place in April (for Summer and Fall) and in November (for Spring). Watch your UWF email for information from the Registrar. Schedules appear on Course Search about two weeks before each registration period begins. Go to MyUWF to check your SASS audit and set up a trial schedule for the next semester. Be sure you have taken all necessary prerequisite courses.
Arrange a time to meet with the advisor to get your hold lifted, to discuss your schedule and to discuss your SASS audit. Let the advisor know if you have questions about registration. Be sure to register as early as you can.
Prerequisites are important. If you are in a degree-seeking program and in this department as a math major, then you must take all prerequisites for all your courses. NOTE: you should also KNOW and REMEMBER the concepts and specifics taught in the prerequisite courses, since you’ll need to use that information in future courses.
Yes. However, your advisor must approve the course(s) taken elsewhere. If you have your advisor’s approval, go to FACTS.org and select ‘college students’ and ‘transferring’ in order to complete the online Transient Student form. Your advisor will then approve your request online. If you have questions or need help with the form, go to www.uwf.edu/registrar and read the UWF Student Tutorial for the Transient Process.
You may withdraw from any course as long as you follow the university’s withdrawal policy. Meet with your advisor to determine if and how the withdrawal may affect your graduation date. If you receive financial aid, be sure to check with the Financial Aid office in Bldg 18 to determine if there will be any financial consequences for withdrawing from a course.
After the Drop/Add period each semester, there are three withdrawal deadlines. Here is the list of withdrawal deadlines in the order they occur each semester - check your syllabus, UWF planner, or the Academic Calendar or ask your instructor or advisor for the specific dates.
Students who are requesting a late withdrawal (after deadline #2) must have the approval of the advisor, instructor, and department chairperson (in that order) and finally, by the Academic Appeals committee. Requests for late withdrawals may be approved only for the following reasons (which must be documented):
1. A death in the immediate family.
2. Serious illness of the student or an immediate family member.
3. A situation deemed similar to categories 1 and 2 by all in the approval process.
4. Withdrawal due to Military Service (Florida Statute 1004.07)
5. National Guard Troops Ordered into Active Service (Florida Statute 250.482)
Requests without documentation will not be accepted. Requests for a late withdrawal simply for not succeeding in a course does not meet the criteria above and will not be approved.
Online sections of math and/or stats courses are taught concurrently with face-to-face sections and REQUIRE online students to attend live on their computers using Elluminate Live. This software allows students to hear everything the instructor says in class, to hear the questions their classmates ask, to ask their own questions, and to see everything the instructor writes on the computer screen. See Elluminate FAQS.
The proseminar (MAT4500) is a required capstone course for math majors. First, you’re required to attend at least two proseminar sessions â€“ they’re always scheduled for a Friday or two at the end of each semester. Please watch your email for the specific dates and times, and then come support your fellow majors and watch their presentations.
Continue thinking about your own proseminar project and write down your good ideas.
In the semesters before you plan to complete your proseminar, think about mathematical topics and classes and ideas you find interesting. You may talk with an instructor during their office hours about your ideas. Then choose a mathematics and/or statistics topic beyond the scope of the courses we teach, and ask an instructor in our department to work individually with you. With the help of your proseminar advisor, you’ll find a topic of interest. You’ll research your topic and meet regularly with your proseminar advisor to discuss what you’re learning. You’ll write a professional paper and make a professional presentation to the math faculty and other math majors and students.
Be sure to tell Mrs. Bushway as soon as possible who agreed to be your proseminar advisor and, after checking with him or her, she’ll register you for the proseminar course.
Check your SASS audit! Students who declared their math major during fall 2011 or later must earn at least a grade of C- in all upper-level (300-4000-level) math courses.Â Â
You’ll receive a copy of the proseminar guidelines at the beginning of the semester, but you can also ask questions of your proseminar advisor. There is also an online copy of the guidelines here.
As you earn your bachelor’s degree in mathematics, we encourage you to take MAS 4203 Number Theory and MGT 3212 as two of your math electives and earn the Professional Education Minor. Please check out the Professional Education Minor from the College of Professional Studies at http://catalog.uwf.edu/undergraduate/professionaleducation for details, courses, tests, etc.
You will also want to continue your mathematics education in graduate program(s). Please see the Department chair for information about the UWF Graduate Program in Mathematical Sciences.
Be sure to follow your class policies regarding help in course assignments. You can post questions on eLearning, go see your instructor, form good study groups that meet regularly, go to the Math Tutor Lab (up through Calculus III â€“ see next paragraph), etc. Do not WAIT to study for a test â€“ start studying for the next test on the day after the previous test!
The Math Tutor Lab in Bldg 4/Rm 321 is open Monday-Thursday 9-5 and Friday 9-1 (check the door for each semester’s schedule). Tutors are math majors and they will provide help with courses up through Calculus III. There are a number of computers in the lab for student use. There is no fee for this assistance.
Some of our majors and graduate students offer private tutoring for a fee determined by each tutor. Please see the Administrative Assistant in Bldg 4/Rm 323 or the advisor for more information.
Math majors may not earn a minor in math, but non-math majors may do so. A math minor may be earned by successful completion of the Calculus sequence (I, II, and III) and five advisor-approved upper-level mathematics or statistics courses. MAP2302 Differential Equations will also count toward a minor. At least three of these five courses must be completed at UWF.
When a student has registered for his or her last UWF requirements and that last semester has begun, the student’s SASS audit has a notation at the top that reads:
******* All requirements identified below have been met pending completion of current registration *******
That means your SASS is bannered, and congratulations you may graduate as soon as you successfully complete the semester!
Be sure to meet with your advisor during the Drop/Add period of the semester you plan to graduate to see that your SASS is bannered AND that you will complete all requirements.
GraduationÂ applications are due the first week of classes of the semester BEFORE the semester in which you plan to graduate, so:
For other important due dates at http://uwf.edu/registrar/graduinstr.cfm
You may print the graduation application from the registrar’s page (http://uwf.edu/registrar/graduinstr.cfm ) and take it to your advisor. The two of you will check your SASS audit and she’ll sign and submit your application.
Your advisor will check your progress each time you meet with her. Your graduation application starts the process with the Graduation Coordinator in the Registrar’s Office. Check the Undergraduate Graduation Checklist in the Student Records folder in MyUWF. Also read your UWF email regularly for important information about graduation.
Please see the Registrar’s Graduation FAQ at http://uwf.edu/registrar/Graduation%20faq.cfm Questions pertaining to the graduation process should be directed to the Graduation Coordinator at (850) 474-2245 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if you have decided to go to another graduate program or to begin a career after completing a bachelor’s degree, you will benefit from meeting with Dr. Kuhl to discuss our masters program in Mathematical Sciences. There are lots of reasons:Â you may hear something to change your mind, you may be able to work and also take a graduate courses, you can compare the program at UWF with other options, your employer may provide tuition assistance, or you may choose to return to UWF.
See your instructor and/or advisor. Check the schedule for the Counseling and Wellness Services’ Living Well Workshops (NEED A LINK HERE TO THEIR WEBSITE)
The UWF Math Association is a student-led organization and is open to all students with a general interest in math. Its purpose is to enhance student interest in mathematics, provide a social environment and volunteer opportunities, and identify possible career opportunities - and sometimes to eat pizza. Meetings are held regularly during the fall and spring semesters. For more information, contact Dr. Anthony Okafor
After successful completion of Calculus III, majors and minors may apply to work as a tutor in the math tutor lab or as a grader for faculty â€“ see Dr. Fedele in building 4, room 330, or email him at email@example.com for more information.