Ask an Advisor
Advising and Counseling 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 was placed on academic probation at the start of the fall 2012 semester. I met with an advisor at that time, and received clearance to register for classes – but when I tried to register for spring 2013 online using myOakton, I still couldn’t make it work. How can I fix this situation?
Answer: Your meeting with the advisor was a good first step, but when you are placed on academic probation, you are required to meet with an advisor prior to registering for classes every semester until both your semester and cumulative GPAs are at the minimum 2.0 (C average) needed to be removed from academic probation. There might also be other reasons for the holds. Your best bet is to come back to Advising Services and meet with an academic advisor, who can identify the reasons for any holds and help you work through a solution. Don’t put this off: the sooner your holds are eliminated, the sooner you can register for the upcoming semester!