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Academic Calendar Advising

Class Absences—General

Class Absences—Death/Family Emergency Confidentiality of Student Records

Contacting Faculty

Course Catalogs-Course Descriptions

Course Registration Dean’s List
Fellowships

Laptop Computer Program

Contact Us

Academic Calendar

The University’s academic calendar can be found at:

http://www.sju.edu/news-events/events/academic-calendar

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Advising

All incoming freshmen in the Haub School of Business are advised through the Haub School of Business Advising Center:

http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/hsbadvising/

Incoming Arts and Sciences students with a declared major are assigned a faculty advisor in their major.  Incoming students who are undeclared are assigned a faculty advisor in their division (Math/Natural Sciences, Social Sciences,  or Humanities).  In many cases, students are assigned to a Freshmen Seminar class, where the course professor is their academic advisor.

There is also a College of Arts and Sciences Advising Support Center located in Barbelin Hall room 122.  They can be reached by phone at 610.660.2631.  Other information about the CAS Advising Support Center's services are listed at the link below:

http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/casadvising/index.html

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Class Absences—General

Each faculty member will note the attendance policy for his/her class on the course syllabus. Allowable absences vary by the number of times a class meets each week. Students should view these absences as available for exceptional circumstances (family emergencies, interviews, off-campus educational trips), not for casual absences from class.

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Class Absences—Death/Family Emergency

When a death in a student’s family or a family emergency requires a student to miss a series of classes, the student should contact his/her college Dean’s Office. If the student is unable to do so, the student or family can ask a faculty member or an administrator to perform this function.

The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences can be contacted at 610-660-1282.

The Dean of the Erivan Karl Haub School of Business can be contacted at 610-660-1645.

The Dean’s Office will notify each of the student’s faculty members of the family emergency.

Students who need to miss an extraordinary number of classes, as deemed by the faculty member(s), may be asked to take a leave of absence for the semester.

Families who wish to have a death notice sent to the University community by email, for the prayers and additional support of the University community, can do so by contacting Campus Ministry at 610-660-1030.

The Counseling Center offers a bereavement support group and/or individual counseling sessions for students who seek assistance with the loss of a loved one. More information is available through the Counseling Center at 610-660-1090.

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Confidentiality of Student Records

Saint Joseph’s University is required by law to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality of student records. The background for these requirements (FERPA) and descriptions of them can be accessed at:

http://www.sju.edu/int/resources/registrar/csrpolicies.html

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Contacting Faculty

Parents should refrain from contacting faculty directly; faculty are restricted by legal confidentiality in what they can share about students and, thus, cannot engage in conversations about student progress with parents or outside callers.  More information on student privacy can be found through the link directly above: Confidentiality of Student Records.

Academic matters should be addressed between the faculty member and the student—or with the assistance of the appropriate Dean’s Office. Students in Arts and Sciences can contact the Dean of Arts and Sciences at 610-660-1282. Students in the Haub School of Business can contact the Dean of the Haub School of Business at 610-660-1645.

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Course Catalogs-Course Descriptions

Course catalogs, containing descriptions for all courses in all divisions of the University can be found at:

http://www.sju.edu/academics/catalogs/

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Course Registration

The Registrar’s Office rosters all incoming freshmen in their required courses; incoming freshmen do not create their own schedules.

Course registration for upperclassmen (and first semester freshmen) takes place in late fall for the spring semester and in late spring for the fall semester. Advisors and many course registration programs are available for students to assist with this process. Students are advised to prepare several course roster scenarios to prepare for the possibility that some courses may close, necessitating other time and day selections for required or elective courses. Additional information on course registration can be found at:

Arts and Sciences students:

http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/casadvising/Registration/index.html

Haub School of Business students:

http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/hsbadvising/formsandregistration.html

Students may drop and/or add courses only through consultation with their advisors.

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Dean’s List

For Arts and Sciences and the Haub School of Business

The Dean’s List honor is awarded to students who achieve all three of the following requirements: 1) earn a 3.5 grade point average for the semester; 2) successfully complete at least 15 credits for the semester; and 3) receive no grades lower than a B for the semester (a B-, for example, will disqualify a student from earning the Dean’s List). If any of these requirements are not met, a student will not be eligible for Dean’s List status.

Formal acknowledgements of Dean’s List honors are sent to students approximately eight weeks following the semester for which students achieve the Dean’s List.

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Fellowships

The Saint Joseph's University's Fellowships Office offers guidance and advice to fellowship applicants already enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, and the University College. The Fellowships Office works closely with fellowship/scholarship applicants in every step of the application process, from discerning which fellowships / scholarships best suit their needs to discussing the steps that need to be taken along the way. Its web site offers additional information for students in each class, application deadlines, applications and fellowship opportunities:

http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/resources/fellowships/

The Fellowships Office can be contacted by phone at 610-660-3130.

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Laptop Computer Program

The Haub School of Business and the Department of Psychology offer laptop programs. Students in the Haub School of Business or Psychology are required to participate in the University's laptop program.

Students who are not in either of these programs may purchase laptops through the University, but students who are not in either of these programs cannot receive the same laptop support and service as students who are enrolled in the Haub School of Business or the Department of Psychology.

Information on the laptop program through the Haub School of Business and the Department of Psychology can be found at:

http://www.sju.edu/laptop/

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