Q: What is University College?
A: University College is the portal of entry for all incoming freshmen. UC was created to support students making the transition from high school to college, to assist students needing additional skill preparation, to offer a strong academic advising program for students and to assist students in making informed decisions on choosing majors. This is YOUR college!
Q: When do I exit University College and enter my senior college?
A: Once you have earned 30 hours above developmental coursework, completed a freshman seminar and are in good academic standing, you will then enter the college of your major.
Q: How do I change my major?
A: If you are in University College, you can change your major in the Academic Advising Center located in 252 Elkins Hall. If you are in your senior academic college, go there or go to the college you would be transferring into.
Q: How do I declare a minor?
A: You will declare a minor once you have entered the college of your major.
Q: Can I have two majors?
A: Yes, you can have two majors but only one will be listed in the system. You must notify your college that you are pursuing two majors at the same time.
Q: How can I find out who my advisor is?
A: You can find out who your advising is by visiting the Academic Advising Center. If you are no longer in University College, go to the departmental office of your major to find out the name of your advisor.
Q: I don’t know what to major in. What do I do?
A: First of all, if you are not attending your University Studies course START NOW! This class will help you with your career choice. Also, set up an appointment with your advisor to discuss your issues. Don’t panic! Not everyone enters college knowing exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives. Just take it one day at a time, do your research and ask questions.
Q: I’m transferring from another college and have already applied to Nicholls. What do I do next?
A: You will need to visit our transfer advisor Mary Delaune in 234 Elkins or call him at 985-448-4093. Please bring a copy of your transcripts when you see him.
Q: I just received a letter stating that I have been placed on academic probation/suspension. What does that mean, and how do I get off of probation/suspension?
A: If you are on academic probation, your external cumulative GPA has dropped below a 2.0. To prevent suspension, make sure your semester GPA stays above a 2.0. If you are suspended, be sure to appeal. If granted, your waiver will allow you to return to school on academic probation. To be removed from academic probation, your external cumulative GPA must reach a 2.0.
Q: The wrong class is listed on my Blackboard or there is no class at all. What do I do?
A: You will need to speak to your instructor and ask them to add you to their Blackboard class.
Q: I can’t login to Banner. What do I do?
A: Visit Record and Registration to reset your username and password.
Q: I’m trying to register but the classes are closed. How do I get into a closed class?
A: If the class is closed, all seats have been taken. Continue to check Banner; a seat may become available. If it is a UNIV 101 class or a WWW class, please see your advisor. Some courses, depending on your major, are available with permits only. You can only get into theses courses with departmental approval.
Q: I am trying to register but the computer states that I have a hold on my record. How do I remove the hold?
A: See your advisor.
Q: What is the last day to pay fees?
A: The last day to pay fees changes every semester. Please see the academic calendar for these dates.
Q: What is the last day to resign from the university?
A: The final day to resign changes every semester. Please see the academic calendar for these dates.
Q: What is the last day to drop a class with a W?
A: The final day drop with a W changes every semester. Please see the academic calendar for these dates.