Despite winter’s approach, spring semester 2014 — which begins Monday, Jan. 6 — is just one calendar page away.
To help students stay on top of approaching semester deadlines, the Division of Student Affairs is teaming with various administrative offices to offer reminders.
“We’re taking a proactive approach,” said Dr. Kaye Patten Wallace, senior vice president for the student experience. “Everyone is liable to procrastinate, and if you’re a student, delaying until you miss a critical deadline can create snags in your academic journey. We’re working to emphasize the most important deadlines for our students.”
Emails to students will go out over the upcoming weeks, identifying key deadlines:
• Friday, Dec. 27, is the due date for spring 2014 semester payments, which includes the first Installment Payment Plan and/or the completion of financial aid processes;
• Monday, Jan. 13, is the date at which late fees are assessed for past due balances (those covering spring and prior semesters); and
• Monday, Jan. 20, is the last day to drop for spring semester.
The University offers multiple resources to assist students in completing all necessary processes before the deadlines, Patten Wallace noted.
“Students who have been assigned a success coach can discuss their specific situation and any questions with their coach,” she said. “The coaches are trained to be the first-line resource for students.”
In addition, staff at Rocket Solution Central in Rocket Hall Room 1200 can walk students through any questions that may be more complicated. Students also can speak with staff by calling 419.530.8700.
Students can use the myUT portal to accomplish multiple tasks: Check their student account, apply for or check on the status of financial aid, make payments, apply for the Installment Payment Plan, or add or drop classes.
The Office of the Treasurer — utoledo.edu/offices/treasurer — offers the most up-to-the-minute information on approaching academic deadlines, plus answers to questions on the Installment Payment Plan, and a link to a student budget template to assist in financial planning.
Dropping classes in a timely manner is essential to avoid having to pay for those classes, Patten Wallace said: “If you’re a student and decide you’re not going to attend a class you registered for, you must drop it before classes begin on January 6. After that date, you’ll have financial responsibility for any class you didn’t drop.”
She suggested using the myUT portal or visiting Rocket Solution Central to drop any classes, adding, “Whatever method is utilized, students need to complete that drop.”