Academics

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 
As a student, what are my advising responsibilities?

Please see this document: Student Responsibility Checklist

Where can I find my cumulative GPA?
You can view your cumulative GPA by logging into Concordia Connect.

How do I change my major?
Please submit a “program change form” with your academic advisor.

What is a minor?
A minor is a limited course of study in a designated subject area that requires less course work than a major.

Should I pursue a minor?
Yes! We recommend students earn a minor, however, it is not required. A minor usually requires 18-21 hours in a subject area. For most programs, many general elective hours are built in so students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a different subject area. Also, a degree program that includes minors is much stronger as a credential for graduate school or job application, and expands potential career opportunities as well.

How do I make changes to my schedule online?
At this time, you may not make online schedule changes. You may either submit an “add/drop” form to the Office of Academic Advising or may schedule an appointment to meet with your academic advisor. The only time you may make changes to your schedule online is during early April when you register for courses for the following academic year.

Where can I find the course schedule?
You can view the master course schedule by either visiting the Office of Academic Advising, logging into Concordia Connect or you can view the schedule.

I decide to take a course as P/DF, what grade do I need to earn in order to earn a “P”?
“C-“ or above

Will a “P” affect my GPA?

No

May I take a course in my major as P/DF?
Yes, however, please see your academic advisor as certain departments have restrictions.

What will happen if I earn a “D”.
The “D” will be transcripted and will affect your GPA.

What is a program sheet?
Your program sheet outlines the courses requirements for your major. Your academic advisor will update your program sheet at the end of each term with your grades. Every student should be tracking their own progress as well on their program sheet.

How can I check my academic progress?
You can either view Banner Web for a transcript of courses or you may stop by the Office of Academic Advising and request a copy of your program sheet or unofficial audit.

Is it my academic advisor’s responsibility to keep me informed of my deficiencies for graduation?
Academic Advising will keep up-to-date records of your progress and will act as a resource. However, the responsibility of meeting requirements for graduation rests with you. Regular meetings with your advisor are necessary to assist you in this process. Your advisor can complete an “unofficial audit” for you at any time to help you keep track of your remaining requirements.

Do I need to submit a form to graduate?
Yes, current students can find their forms on Concordia Connect.

What does it mean to audit a course?
If you wish to attend a specific course just to obtain knowledge, you may select to “audit” the course. You will not be awarded credit for the course. Exams and papers assigned to students taking the course for credit do not apply to audit students; all other expectations are the same. If you wish to audit a course, you will still be required to pay the same tuition as well as any fees associated with the course. Courses taken as “audit” are not eligible for financial aid.

What if I am having difficulty accessing Concordia Connect?
Please contact CougarNet at extension 3131. If you are off-campus, please dial (708) 209-3131.

 

Additional Information:

Spring 2015

Jan 12: Spring Classes Begin

Jan 12-16: Walk-In Hours

            MON–THU 8am - 5 pm

            FRI 8am - 4:30pm

Jan 16 : Last day to add a course

Jan 27-29: Mandatory Group

  Advising

            Transfer Tips

            KCC Rugland Room

            TUE 11:30am - 12:45pm

            WED 5-6:15pm

            THU 2:30-3:45pm

Feb 6:  Census Date: Last day to

  drop  a class so it will not

  be listed on transcript and

  to take a Course Pass/DF or

            Audit

Feb 12: Mandatory Group Advising

            Sophomore & Junior Cafe

            KCC OPRF Room

            THU 11:30-2:30pm

Feb 17: Academic Leader Series

            KCC Rugland Room

            TUE 11:30am - 12:45pm

Feb 24-26: Mandatory Group

            Advising

            Get FRESH

            TUE/WED/THU

            11:30-12:45

              2:30-3:45

              5:00-6:15

Mar 2-6:  Spring Break

Mar 10-12: Mandatory Group

            Advising

            Get FRESH

            TUE/WED/THU

            11:30-12:45

              2:30-3:45

              5:00-6:15

Mar 17: Academic Leader Series

            KCC Rugland Room

            TUE 11:30am - 12:45pm

Mar 20:   Last day to withdraw

  from a  class: “W” will post

  on transcript

Mar 24-26: Mandatory Group

  Advising

            Senior Salute

            KCC OPRF

            TUE 11:30am - 12:45pm

            WED 5-6:15pm

            THU 2:30-3:45pm

Apr 1:   Intent to Graduate Deadline for

  Summer/August  Graduation

Apr 2-6: Easter Break

Apr 23: Grad 101

            KCC OPRF

            THU 11:30am-3:30pm

             MON–FRI 8am -4:30 pm

May 8:  Last Day of Term

Walk-in Hours 8-4:00 every Monday and Wednesday!