1. Schedule Adjustment/Registration
January 25, 2016 through February 5, 2016 is the schedule adjustment period. During this time frame, students may add and drop classes without it affecting their transcript. Schedule adjustment is also the beginning of waitlist/holdfile check-in. If you are on a waitlist/holdfile for any course, you must check-in daily or else you will be dropped from the waitlist/holdfile. Once you are dropped from the waitlist/holdfile, there is no way to regain your previous position, regardless of the circumstances.
Friday, February 5, 2016 is the last day of schedule adjustment. After February 5, 2016, students will not be able to add or drop courses. Additionally, all waitlists will end on February 5. If you were waitlisted for a class, but did not gain access to the course through the waitlist, CCJS Advising can NOT oversubscribe you into the course. There are NO exceptions to this policy.
Students can now receive permission for more than three CCJS courses. If you would like to receive a stamp for an additional course, please visit our stamps website at www.ccjsstamps.umd.edu.
Students who currently have between 75-89 credits will be required complete an academic audit during the spring semester. Audits are a comprehensive review of your degree thus far and cover what you will need to complete in the future to obtain your degree. Audits can be done online or in-person. Students in the 75-89 credit range will receive additional information about audits via e-mail after schedule adjustment ends.
3. Spring Graduation
Students who anticipate graduating in Spring 2016 MUST apply for graduation by Friday, February 5, 2016. Students apply for graduation online through Testudo at: http://testudo.umd.edu/. More information about the Spring 2016 commencement ceremonies will be posted on the commencement website (http://www.commencement.umd.edu/), the CCJS website, and emailed to students in the coming weeks.
Summer Graduates: If you are planning to finish your course work in the summer, please DO NOT apply for spring graduation. Summer graduates can apply for graduation while registering for summer courses. Summer registration begins February 23, 2016. If you are planning to graduate in the summer, please be advised there is no formal university or departmental graduation ceremony in the summer. Students planning to graduate in the summer can request to "walk" in the spring CCJS departmental graduation ceremony. During the departmental ceremony, graduates will have their name called and walk across the stage in regalia. Summer graduates' names will NOT appear in either the university or departmental program booklets. If you would like to walk in the Spring 2016 ceremony as a summer graduate, please contact CCJS advising (firstname.lastname@example.org) AFTER you have registered for your remaining summer courses and no later than Friday, April 15, 2016. In the e-mail, please provide your full name, UID, email address and please list the subject as “Spring 2016 Walk List.”
*Please note that a degree in CCJS is a Bachelor of Arts (BA) NOT a Bachelor of Science (BS)