Undergraduate Student Services Office

Academic Advising Plan during COVID-19 Response

First off, thank you for your patience and understanding as we are all working under unique circumstances. With the most recent announcements by President Rogers of BGSU’s response to COVID-19 of students not returning to campus and staff working remotely, we have a few changes to make sure we can still service all students with academic advising questions. All advising appointments will be done via email or over the phone.

Please continue to check your BGSU e-mail and periodically check the website.  Should you have other questions you may also email your advisor or cotservices@bgsu.edu. Our e-mail volume may increase, but we will respond as quickly as we are able.

Jared Tuberty, Ph.D.
Director of Advising
College of Technology, Architecture & Applied Engineering
Bowling Green State University
jaredt@bgsu.edu
bgsu.edu/techadvising

First-Year Student Group Advising Sessions

We worked over Spring Break to modify the content of the group sessions to be distributed remotely. 

  • You are not required to come to campus to attend an in-person session or be on-line during your specific session time. 
  • Your academic advisor (Francesca Santogrossi, Tesfu Hambir, or Jared Tuberty) has emailed if you have a Mandatory Advising Holds and were not able to attend an in person Group Session. Please review that information and follow up with your advisor as requested.
  • Overall we will ensure we connect in one way or another so that you are prepared for initial Fall term registration in mid-April.

Individual Advising Appointments

You can schedule a telephone appointment just like you would an in-person one. 

  • Log into your MyBGSU portal and on the first page, you will find a link under the heading “Navigate.”  When you schedule the specific day and time, in the comment box, include “Telephone Appointment” and provide the phone number the advisor can call to reach you at that time. 
  • Feel free to reach out to your advisor with an initial e-mail to start a conversation.  Questions may be answered via e-mail or a follow up phone call can be scheduled.

Spring 2020 Class Schedule Changes

In response to President Rogers’ statement on Flexible Grading options, you are encouraged to carefully consider any decision to change your grade option or withdraw from a course, and suggest that you focus on your health and successful transition to this new learning environment. There is plenty of time to determine the best course of action for your educational career as it relates to these policies. 

Withdrawing from a Course 
The deadline for choosing to withdraw from a regular Spring session course has been extended to May 8, 2020.
A dropped course will have a grade of W for withdrawal – it does not factor into your gpa. Please see the Academic Policy for Dropping a course.

How to Drop:

  • Fill in all fields in a Schedule Change Form noting D in the Action Column – you can find the specific class information in your MyBGSU Student Center “Classes & Registration” Tile (do not use CANVAS). 
  • Save the form and make sure what you entered saved properly.
  • Send the completed form to jaredt@bgsu.edu from your bgsu.edu e-mail account (doing this will not require a physical signature on the form).

Changing a course to Pass/Fail.
All students will be allowed to convert any or all courses, not yet completed, to the S/U/NC (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/No Credit) grading option for Spring Semester 2020.  Students will have until May 29, 2020 to change to this option – that includes a week AFTER Spring term grades are posted.   So we encourage students to continue working forward in their course and take some time to consider if this option is appropriate for them.

Note, under the S/U/NC grading option, any course that the student receives a C or higher in would be converted to an “S” and will count toward their degree, regardless of current department, college or University requirements.  Should a student receive a grade of D or lower, it would be converted to a “U” or “NC” and will NOT count toward any degree requirements.

How to Change Grading Option – at this time the University is in process of developing a more streamlined process within your MyBGSU portal to change grading option.  Please be patient as that is developed and we will be in touch.

Note: it is not possible to retroactively change the grading option for a Winter Session course or a 1st 7 week session course that ended prior to Spring Break. Each of those sessions had already completed before there were any unanticipated adjustments to BGSU coursework.

Fall 2020 Registration

You can find your Fall enrollment date in your MyBGSU Student Center.  Click on the “Classes and Registration” Tile and then see “Enrollment Dates” on the left-hand menu.

The Fall 2020 Course Offerings are on-line and you are able to start putting courses into your Shopping Cart.  That can also be found in the “Classes & Registration” Tile.

 You can access your electronic Degree Audit in the “Degree Progress” tile. 

  • When you click on Degree Audit, a page will come up with your current major, you can then click “Run Audit” at the bottom of the page. 
  • This will bring up a new page and after a short wait, a new audit will appear – click “view audit” on the right side of the page
  • It is helpful to then click on “Open all section” which is a link just under the chart/graph area.  This then opens up each requirement. 
  • While there is a great deal of information that may not make sense at first, take some time to explore it.  It also makes more sense when you view it along with your specific degree checksheet.

There are sesources for understanding your Degree Audit. As always, do not hesitate to reach out to your advisor with more questions or concerns.  

Co-op

The message below was sent to students enrolled in TECH 2890, TECH 3890, TECH 4890, the co-op courses.

Students whose co-op work hours have been impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic will not be required to make up the missed hours. Students who can work remotely at their co-op may do so at this time. Students who are given the opportunity to resume working at their co-op when the COVID-19 situation improves should do so as appropriate for their personal situation, health and well-being. 

If necessary, the co-op office will consult with faculty to develop a ‘make up’ assignment’ for students whose current co-op has been impacted.  Updates regarding the parameters of a ‘make up’ assignment will be posted to Canvas once it has been finalized.

As a reminder the guidelines for earning a passing co-op report/photo are still in place.  You must receive an 11/11 on your report and a 1/1 on your photo for a total of 12/12 to pass your co-op course.

Students enrolled in a spring 2020 full-time or part-time co-op should continue to monitor their BGSU email and their Co-op Canvas course shell for updates and messages from the co-op office and their assigned faculty representative regarding their co-op site review and co-op report feedback/grades and ‘make up’ assignments. 

Above all, we are committed to our students’ health and well-being as well as helping students finish their co-op with no loss of time toward degree completion. 

Welcome to the Undergraduate Student Services Office

Undergraduate Student Services Office is here to help you! USS assists undergraduate students, faculty, and staff by providing the following services. Visit us in 102 Technology Building or call 419-372-7581.