ADVISING TOOLS

Course Catalogue
The Educational Goals
Aspirational Goals-Course List
Guide to Completing Goals
Quick Reference Guide for Advising
PeopleSoft Website
Academic Day Scheduler
Four-Year Academic Planner
Online Forms

CONTACT

Sarah Kirk
Provost and Dean of Faculty
Email: kirk@hws.edu

Quick Reference Guide

Transfer Students

Incoming transfer students fall under the rules for the semester that they entered HWS, not their class year status.

Fulfillment of Goals

Students entering HWS prior to Fall 2016: All students must complete a Baccalaureate Plan with their Primary Advisors. D-range grades may be used to address the goals.

Students entering HWS Fall 2016/Spring 2017: NO Baccalaureate Plan is required. The new curriculum automatically notes goal completion via PeopleSoft using the Aspirational Goals course list approved by the Committee on Academic Affairs (CoAA). D-range grades may be used to address the goals. At least five different courses must be used to fulfill the six Aspirational Goals.

Students are encouraged to consult the list of courses which address goals prior to registering for classes. There are certain courses which do not address any goals (e.g. music lessons).

Students entering HWS Fall 2017 or more recently: NO Baccalaureate Plan is required. The new curriculum automatically notes goal completion via PeopleSoft using the Aspirational Goals course list approved by the Committee on Academic Affairs (CoAA). Only courses earning a grade of C- or better may be used to address the goals. At least five different courses must be used to fulfill the six Aspirational Goals.

Transfer credit for Goals: Any enrolled HWS student wishing to take a course at another institution in order to address a goal must have that course approved by the chair of the appropriate department by using the Transfer Credit Request Form. For example, someone wishing to use a Biology course to address the Scientific Inquiry goal would need the signature of the chair of the Biology department, while someone wishing to use a Physics course would need the signature of the chair of the Physics department instead.

Abroad courses for Goals: Students wishing to use an HWS Global Education course for a goal (or for a major or minor requirement) may use the Course Substitution Request Form to obtain approval from the chair of the appropriate department as described above.

How do Credit/D-Credit/No Credit Courses Work?

Students entering HWS Fall 2018 or later: ALL courses are taken for a grade and may not be changed to the CR/NC/DCR option until after final grades are posted. The deadline for submission is two weeks after Incomplete grades are due. Fall courses: Students may change to the CR/NC/DCR option until the 8th week of the immediately following spring semester. Spring courses: Students may change to the CR/NC/DCR option until the 4th week of the immediately following fall semester. Final semester seniors: Students may change to the CR/NC/DCR option until the end of the 11th week of the same semester the course is taken. Changes are Not reversible. The Change of Grading Option policy limits CR/NC/DCR and D-range grades to 4 total.

Voluntary Withdrawals

Beginning Fall 2018 for all students: Students may withdraw from a course up to and including the last day of classes of the same semester. Final semester seniors: Students may withdraw from a course through the end of the 11th week of the same semester. Students may use up to four voluntary course withdrawals in their four years at HWS, as long as the student doesn’t fall behind more than 2 credits toward graduation.