Butler Juniors!  Fall 2018 Course Advising is Here!

Monday, Apr 16, 2018

Course Offerings for the fall is now available.  So it’s time to give serious thought to your academic program for the fall semester, and I am writing now with some important information about procedures and deadlines for fall 2018 course advisement and selection.

The Departmental Academic Planning Form (DAPF) is used to help departments track the progress of their concentrators, including plans for independent work.  Your department advisers have access to the DAPF through StuView, and you are advised to follow the instructions given by your department.  In general, departments will be asking you to schedule an appointment with your Departmental Representative or designated academic adviser.   Procedures will vary from department to department, so when in doubt, check with your department representative or department administrator. 

You should complete the Departmental Academic Planning Form (DAPF) on TigerHub  prior to the appointment, as per the instructions below.   At your advising meeting, your adviser will review the courses in the Course Queue and check the box indicating approval, with added comments, if appropriate.  Departments will be able to track the completion of DAPF forms and see which courses have been approved by the faculty adviser.

Here are the instructions for using the Departmental Academic Planning Form (DAPF):

 1.      The DAPF is available on Tigerhub; you can find it using the Academic Planning Form link in either the left menu or the header.

 2.      Complete your DAPF and use the Course Planner to create a course queue prior to your appointment with your departmental adviser.  The DAPF asks you to provide information about academic plans for the upcoming term. The DAPF will allow you to review your degree progress by showing the departmental requirements you have completed or by linking you to the Degree Progress Report in your Academic Record.  If you have questions about departmental course requirements, please be prepared to discuss with your departmental adviser.

 3.      Schedule a meeting with your departmental adviser to discuss your course selection plans for the coming term.   Following that meeting advisers will sign off directly on the electronic form.  Advisors also have text areas for comments. 

Note: The course selection period for juniors on TigerHub begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 23rd and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25th.  Course selection is first come, first served within that window, so select courses early!  You will be charged $10 per day after the deadline and you will have to bring a course enrollment form in person to the Registrar’s Office with a signature.

TigerHub reopens for dropping and adding courses during the second week of final exams (May 21st - May 25th) to allow you to make course changes. 

As you know, the p/d/f selection period is coming to a close, and runs until this Friday, April 13th at 11:59pm.  To select the p/d/f grading option, log into TigerHub and look for the “Elect P/D/F Option” located in the lower left of the Academics section of your Student Center.  The absolutely final deadline to drop a course this term is also Friday, April 13th.

As always, I am available to give you an additional layer of advice, or to answer any questions.  Please feel free to make an appointment to see me by calling Sue Giranda at 609-258-3474. 


I hope that your junior independent work is progressing, and that the rest of the term goes well.  And that you enjoy the wonderful spring weather that will (finally!) be here this weekend.

All best,

Dean Stirk

David Stirk 
Dean of Butler College 
Gordon Wu Hall
Princeton University 
Princeton, NJ  08544 

Appts.: 609-258-3474
Direct: 609-258-4954 
Fax: (609) 258-2488
E-mail: dstirk@princeton.edu