Spring 2019 Course Advising and Course Selection Period for Seniors

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018

Butler Seniors!  Spring 2019 Course Advising is Here!

Course Offerings for the spring is now available.  So it’s time to give serious thought to your academic program for next semester, and I am writing now with some important information about procedures and deadlines for spring 2019 course advisement and selection.

You should complete the Departmental Academic Planning Form (DAPF) on TigerHub  prior to consulting with your department adviser, as per the instructions below.   The DAPF will be used to help departments track the progress of their concentrators, including plans for independent work.  Your academic advisers have access to the DAPF through StuView, and you are advised to follow the instructions given by your department.   Procedures vary by program, so when in doubt, check with your department representative or department administrator.  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 seniors on TigerHub begins at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5th and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 7th.  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 (January 21nd – 25th) to allow you to make course changes. 

As you know, the p/d/f selection period has begun, and runs through Monday, November 26th 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 Monday, November 26th.

Please note that all seniors have a “senior hold” preventing the dropping of any courses online.  Any senior wishing to drop any course must submit a Course Enrollment Worksheet signed by their Residential College Dean to the Office of the Registrar at 101 Morrison Hall.  If dropping a departmental course, the senior's departmental adviser must also sign-off.

I hope that your thesis work is progressing, and that the rest of the term goes well.  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. 

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