An advisee wants to…
Add or drop classes.
Students can add classes on VandalWeb for the first six days of the semester. They can drop classes on VandalWeb through the first four weeks of the semester. After these deadlines the student must complete an Add / Drop form.
- Students can add classes online until the sixth day of class without the instructor’s permission
- After the sixth day, a student must get the instructor’s signature on the Add/Drop form
- Each form costs $5, which must be paid to Student Accounts before the form will be processed.
- Students can drop a class without receiving a W anytime during the first four weeks of the course with their advisor’s signature
Change a course to Pass/Fail.
Students can earn up to twelve credits of Pass/Fail by completing the Pass/Fail Option form, but there are strict limitations on what courses can be taken as Pass/Fail. Advisor should consult the Registration Regulations before allowing a student to enroll in a course Pass/Fail.
Change their major.
The student must complete a Change of Curriculum form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office. This form is often confusing to students, so you may want to help them complete it.
- An undergraduate student may use this form to update their catalog year for their degree requirements, but not their Core requirements. To change their Core curriculum, a student must complete a Change of Core form.
- Students must secure signatures from the department they are joining and the department they are leaving.
- Encourage advisees in transition to connect with an advisor in the new department as soon as possible. Often, students who change majors are not contacted by the new department until advising opens, which causes confusion and anxiety for the student.
Change their core catalog year.
The student must complete a Change of Core form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office. Students have the option of changing to a newer version of the University of Idaho Core curriculum (UI Core) or the Idaho State Board of Education Core curriculum (State Board Core). Students with at least 14 transferable credits from another institution of higher education, earned after graduating from high school, are the best candidates for State Board Core. Any student who does not meet these requirements should remain on the UI Core.
Satisfy a degree requirement by taking a course outside the degree program.
The advisor must complete a Degree Audit Substitution/Waiver Request and submit it for approval to a department head or Associate Dean. Academic advisors have the ability to waive or substitute courses in their degree program but advisors cannot waive or substitute general core requirements.
- If a degree program requires more than 128 credits, an advisor can use the Degree Audit Substitution/Waiver Request to decrease a student’s credit requirement to 128. No student can graduate from the University of Idaho with less than 128 credits, unless they have an approved petition from the Academic Petitions Committee
- Only the Academic Petitions Committee can adjust a student’s general core requirements. Student’s who wish to complete an Academic Petition should contact their college dean’s office
Participate in the commencement ceremony before completing all degree requirements (walk before finishing classes). Many students need to take an additional summer or fall term to finish their degree program, but would still like to walk through the commencement ceremony during the previous spring. To do this, a student must complete a Commencement Walk-Through Request form with their academic advisor.
- This form requires the signature of the student’s dean or associate dean
- This form must be submitted with a completed copy of the student’s Application for Degree form, which is available on VandalWeb (see student wants to graduate below for more information)
- The student must also fill out the Graduating Senior Survey and submit a paper copy of the confirmation page with the Application for Degree to verify the survey has been completed
- Advisors and administrators have the ability to deny these requests
There are four major steps a student needs to complete before graduating. Applications for Degree and the Graduating Senior Survey page must be completed by the last day of the term prior to graduation. Forms should be submitted to the college dean’s office for verification and processing.
Students should complete the following steps:
Step 1: Complete the online Application for Degree form, which is available through a student’s VandalWeb. The application is located under the Student Information/Registration Menu.
Step 2: Take the Graduating Senior Survey (also available on VandalWeb under Student Information/Registration Menu) and print out the final confirmation page of the survey. Attach this document to the Application for Degree as proof that the survey was completed.
Step 3: Get advisor’s signature on the Application for Degree form, and submit both documents (Application for Degree and verification of Graduating Senior Survey completion) to the college dean’s office.
Step 4: Pay the application fee(s) to the Student Accounts/Cashiers