An electronic report that outlines all required courses/assessments required for a student’s program of study. The Academic Evaluation will track the courses/assessments a student has completed, has in progress and has not yet started. Review your Academic Evaluation at: iol.alverno.edu.
For weekday students, a suggested sequence of courses used for planning purposes only. An academic map can help students plan what to take each semester so they can complete their degree in an eight semester sequence.
A review of student records for students who have had difficulty achieving academic success. Students may be placed on Probation (a cautionary status), Probation with Warning (the most severe status, warning students of potential dismissal), or, if a student’s record has improved, they can be placed on Good Standing.
An Advising meeting for students in the weekday program that takes place during the first 4-5 weeks of a student’s first semester. During this meeting, the advisor will review how a student can find and understand their Academic Evaluation, Academic Map, and Validation Report.
The Intermediate Level Event that marks a significant point in a weekday student’s academic career. At this event, a student is moved from a Professional Advisor to a Faculty Advisor in her school/department.
An Advising meeting for all new weekday college students that takes place prior to the start of their first semester.
Assessments that allow students to earn college credit for previous experiential learning or prior coursework. You can learn more at the Assessment and Outreach Center here: https://www.alverno.edu/Assessment-Outreach-Center-Credit-for-Prior-Learning
An advisor who is also a faculty member in the student’s area of study.
At the undergraduate level, a student that is taking between 12-18 credits in a semester.
In the weekday program, a required General Education course with a variety of options that explore global culture and issues.
A personalized plan created with you and your advisor. This plan includes all requirements for graduation and what semester you will complete those requirements. Grad_Plan_Fillable_Form.pdf (alverno.edu)
HFA stands for “Humanities and Fine Arts.” In the weekday program, HFA Electives are a General Education requirements that offer a variety of options within the disciplines of the Humanities (English, History, Religious Studies, Language/Cultures) and the Fine Arts (Art, Art History, Creative Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre).
Stands for "Interactive Online." This website has important student information such as class schedule, Academic Evaluation, billing information, personal information and more. You can find it here: iol.alverno.edu.
The primary program of study toward your degree. The majority of courses taken throughout your degree are within your major. You can find a list of majors Alverno offers here: https://catalog.alverno.edu/weekday-college/majors/
A secondary program of study. Minors consist of fewer courses than majors and are areas of study that enhance your learning in your major. You can find a list of minors Alverno offers here: https://catalog.alverno.edu/weekday-college/minors/
Alverno’s course management system. You can log in to Moodle here: moodle.alverno.edu.
A process to formally un-enroll from Alverno. Please contact the Advising Office for more questions about taking an Official Withdrawal.
At the undergraduate level, a student taking between 1-11 credits in a semester.
An electronic form to seek permission for a variety of requests including independent studies, taking courses elsewhere, taking courses prior to or concurrent to a prerequisite, substituting a course and more. All permits are approved by appropriate faculty. You can find the permit form here: https://lampout1.alverno.edu/php/registrar/permit/login.php
A course, validation, or other condition (such as major) required in order to take a certain course.
The code that reports your status at the end of a particular course. Progress codes include: Satisfactory (S) for successfully completed courses, Incomplete (I) for courses that require a minimal amount of remaining work, Unsatisfactory (U) for courses where the student does not meet criteria, Unofficial Withdrawal (UW) for when a student stops attending a course but does not drop/withdraw, or Drop/Withdrawal (DW) for when a student chooses to drop a course after the official enrollment period.
A program in the Advising Office for first-generation, first-time Alverno students in the undergraduate weekday program. Promise Scholar students work with a specific Promise Scholar Advisor from entry to graduation. Promise Scholar students are required to meet with their advisor twice a semester. Please contact your Promise Scholar Advisor for more questions about the program requirements.
Undergraduate students interested in returning to Alverno after an Official Withdrawal. Weekday and Accelerate students who would like to readmit need to fill out the Readmit Paperwork: https://www.alverno.edu/files/galleries/Readmit-Paperwork.pdf or call the Advising Office for next steps. Students in all other undergraduate and graduate programs should contact the Admissions Office to begin the readmission progress.
A hold that will prevent you from registering for future courses. Holds may be due to outstanding financial balances, missing paperwork, or a required meeting with your advisor. You can check for registration holds in IOL.
A temporary leave of absence from Alverno that lasts up to 4 semesters. Please contact your Academic Advisor for more questions.
In the undergraduate program, a computerized report that tracks a student’s progress toward completion of the 8 ability areas needed for graduation. You can find your personalized Validation Report in IOL.
An official report of your completed coursework at Alverno. You can request a copy of your transcript from the Registrar here: https://www.alverno.edu/files/galleries/Transcript_Request_COVIDdocx-0001.pdf
A course taken at another institution that fulfills a requirement toward your Alverno degree.
Additional support students can receive in a subject or academic area. Alverno offers general, walk-in resource centers, small group, and one-on-one tutoring. You can find more information about tutoring here: https://www.alverno.edu/Instructional-Services
At the undergraduate level a validation is a record of an ability earned in a course. To be “validated” in an ability, a student must demonstrate mastery of that ability to their instructor via requirements of the class (written work, group interactions, presentations, projects, etc.). Validations are required across each of the 8 abilities. You can find the validation requirements here: https://www.alverno.edu/Registrar-Undergrad-Ability-Level-Matrix and you can keep track of your own progress towards completing validations in IOL under “Validation Report."
An option for registration used when a course capacity has been met, but a student would like to join the course should a seat become available. You can select waitlist when completing registration to be added to waitlist. You can track your waitlists and make changes in IOL through “Manage My Waitlist."
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