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Ask the Advisor

Advising Services offers e-mail advising. This service is designed to address the needs of students who have general questions (i.e., Where can I find a listing of classes that fulfill the IAI General Education Curriculum? How many social and behavioral sciences are needed for a degree?) and not for students requiring case specific assistance (i.e. What is my English and math placement? What classes do I need to finish my degree?).

Due to Federal Laws and our desire to maintain our students’ information in a secure and confidential manner, students are discouraged from including any personal information in their e-mail question, specifically social security numbers or student identification number (B number). Students who are interested in learning more about whether their question can be answered by e-mail advising should visit www.oakton.edu/advising.

Now, on to the Ask the Advisor Question of the Month . . .

Question: I’m planning to transfer soon, but I didn't do very well when I first came to Oakton.  I'm concerned that my grade point average will follow with me to the schools I’d like to attend.  Will my Oakton GPA transfer — or just my credits?

Answer: Good question! Your GPA is certainly a representation of your academic performance at Oakton.  But you know that expression, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? That’s right: the GPA that you earned at Oakton remains at Oakton. It works the other way, too: when students transfer in to Oakton from another school, their former GPAs don’t travel with them. But your credits are something different, and colleges and universities will review them to determine which are transferable to their institution. And keep this in mind: while you’ll start with a clean “GPA slate” at your new institution, your Oakton GPA is taken into account during the admissions process to the colleges and universities of your choice.

Did you know that Advising Services offers e-mail advising? This service is designed to respond to general questions (Where can I find a listing of classes that fulfill the IAI General Education Curriculum? How many social and behavioral sciences are needed for a degree?) and not to provide case-specific information (What is my English and math placement? What classes do I personally need to finish my degree?)

Due to Federal Laws and our desire to maintain our students’ information in a secure and confidential manner, students are discouraged from including any personal information in their email question, specifically social security numbers or student identification number (B number). To find out more, visit our e-mail advising page.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


Ongoing
Fall registration.

June 27
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

June 27
Last day to withdraw with a "W" (no withdrawals after mid-term) Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after June 27.

July 4
Independence Day holiday. College closed.

July 18
Incomplete (I) grades from spring 2013 semester for which required work was not submitted will become an "F" after this date. .

July 25
Classes end.

July 29
Grades due.

July 29
Late interim classes begin.

August 16
Late interim classes end.

August 19
Late interim grades due.


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