Friday, October 29, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Get ready for spring registration by attending a Department Open House / Program Planning Meeting in early to mid-November
Got questions about a major or minor?
Want to talk to faculty and fellow students who are majoring or thinking of majoring in a particular field?
Visit a Department Open House, sometimes also called a Program Planning Meeting in early to mid-November!
Click here for a spreadsheet with days, times, locations/zoom links and the most up-to-date info: https://docs.google.com/
As of 10/25/2021, the following departments have meetings scheduled:
- Africana Studies
- American Studies
- Art History and Art History with Visual Arts concentration
- Biological Sciences
- Comparative Literature & Translation Studies
- Computer Science
- Environmental Science (for Environmental Science, Environment and Sustainability and Environmental Biology)
- Human Rights
- Neuroscience & Behavior
- Political Science
- Slavic Languages
- Urban Studies
- Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS)
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Monday, October 18, 2021
Now that the course drop deadline has passed, what other options are there to lighten the load for this semester?
To withdraw from a class, use this online form, following these steps:
1. Consult with your adviser.
2. Get an email from your adviser confirming they approve you to withdraw from this specific class.
3. Download that email as a PDF or save a screenshot of it.
4. Complete and submit the online W form, uploading your adviser’s confirmation email when prompted to do so.
5. You will receive an email confirmation once your W request is processed, ordinarily within two business days.
Note that the W will not appear on your record until the end of the semester when final grades are entered.
You may elect P/D/F for your classes:
If you are considering electing the p/d/f option for a fall 2021 course, you may do so via the Barnard Portal. The last day to elect the p/d/f option is November 18, 2021 (also the W deadline).
Reminder that last year's special p/d/f rules are no longer in effect - courses taken p/d/f this year are subject to the usual rules. See the Registrar's website:
Current students who entered as first-years may elect P/D/F grading in a maximum of 23 points (22 points for students entering as transfers). Courses that are only available with P/F grading are not counted. Courses where p/d/f grading is chosen but the grade is later uncovered will still count towards the credit limit.
The instructor is not informed when a student elects the Pass/D/Fail option. The instructor will assign a letter grade, which will be converted to P/D/F. Because of this, students may see a letter grade in SSOL and should reference their Barnard transcript to see the P/D/F grade.
Classes taken for p/d/f grades can be applied to general education requirements but not to major or minor requirements.
How to elect or revoke the p/d/f option
After the registration deadline for a term, students can elect p/d/f grading for any registered course. The deadline to make this election (or to undo it - also called “revoking”) is posted in the academic calendar. Students may not request P/D/F retroactively.
To elect the pd/f/ option:
-Go to portal.barnard.edu. (Use a browser other than Safari).
- Under the Academics tab, click on "Planning your courses", and then "Request P/D/F for a course".
- Log in
-Click on Pass/D/Fail.
-Click “P/D/F” in the Select column for each course you want to take p/d/f. Be sure to submit a request for each part of a course (e.g. lecture and lab).
After 3 business days, you can return to the same portal page to check the status of your request.
-If your request is still pending, you will see your request but no action.
-If your request has been approved, you will see “Approved” in the PDF Status column
-You will also see “Grading: Pass/Fail” on the course section in Student Planning.
If you requested P/D/F for a course in your major department
-you will see "Dept Chair approval reqd" in the PDF Status column.
-you will also receive email instructing you to obtain department chair approval by a certain deadline
-If the request is approved by the Chair, you will see a status of “Approved.” If not, it will say “Denied.”
To undo/ revoke your p/d/f election (must be done prior to the p/d/f deadline):
-click on “Revoke” in the Select column.
-Within 3 business days, the “Grading: Pass/Fail” note will have returned to “Graded” in Student Planning.
-If you revoke the p/d/f election, it will not count towards your p/d/f credit limit.
-If you drop or officially withdraw from a class that you had previously p/d/f'd, you should also revoke the p/d/f so that it won't count towards your p/d/f limit.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Gone are they days when you needed a paper form and handwritten signature. Follow the easy online steps below to drop a class on or before the deadline.
1. Contact your adviser to discuss and obtain their approval
Best practice is to have an advising conversation where you discuss options and any possible implications of this drop on your full-time status or your progress towards completion of your requirements, but depending on how much you and your adviser have already discussed things, they may accept an email request from you in place of a meeting.
2. Your adviser will submit an online request via WebAdvisor to enable you to drop online via Student Planning.
You will only be able to drop online if your adviser has granted this permission. Be sure that you are not attempting to drop below 12 credits -- the system will not allow this.
3. As soon as your adviser grants permission, you will receive an email informing you that you have permission to drop the class(es) discussed.
While this adviser permission is for the specific class you request, functionally it reopens your ability to drop in general, so be sure to drop the right class and nothing else.
4. You will have two days to drop the class online via Student Planning.*
If you don't drop within the 2-day window, you will need to request permission again.
*Note that you must drop on or before the drop deadline if you want the class removed from your transcript.
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- A grade of B+ or above in the Barnard course(s) (or equivalent) for which you wish to tutor
- A minimum GPA of 3.0
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- Commitment to academic integrity
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- Senior, Junior, Sophomore, or second-semester First-Year status
- Experience as a peer tutor preferred but not required
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Monday, October 4, 2021