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STUDENTS: Have You Approved Your Semester Conversion Individual Advising Plan?


Individual Advising Plan (IAP) alerts have gone to more than two thirds of UC’s 20,000 undergraduate students in degree programs who will make the transition to semesters on Aug. 27, 2012. Students should review and approve their IAPs.

Date: 6/18/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Video by Ned Donnelly

UC ingot   University of Cincinnati undergraduate academic advisors have completed more than two thirds of the Individual Advising Plans (IAPs) needed by the approximately 20,000 undergraduate students in degree-granting programs who will transition to semesters on Aug. 27, 2012.

IAP alerts related to those completed plans have gone out to students’ UC e-mail accounts.

Students should now approve their IAPs in order to be covered by UC’s conversion Pledge to Students.

To review and approve an IAP, students should go to:



Students with questions should go to their academic advisors.
 
His or her IAP will take each transitioning student in a degree-granting program through the conversion process. It will outline the courses needed and show how quarter credits apply to a semester program. It documents an expected degree-completion term.

Only students who entered and have taken classes at UC prior to Aug. 27, 2012, but who will graduate after August 2012 will need an IAP.

And students who enter UC as of Aug. 27, 2012, will not need an IAP, as their entire academic career will take place under the semester system.

THE SEVEN-WEEK SUMMER
Summer quarter 2012 will be seven weeks long due the conversion to the semester calendar. Summer 2012 will consist of either one seven-week full term or two half terms. Each of the half terms will last three and one half weeks. The full summer term runs from June 18 to Aug. 3. While summer is accelerated, students will still earn full academic credit in courses that will meet for longer periods per session than would be the case in a 10-week term. In other words, the class session/day is being extended during summer 2012 in order to allow students to earn full academic credit for courses.

MONEY MATTERS AND SEMESTER CONVERSION
While the annual amount of tuition will not increase due to semester conversion, the billing amount will generally be divided into two semester payments vs. three quarter payments. Similarly, financial aid will be distributed for two semesters vs. three quarters.
  • By law, it is a student's responsibility to pay his/her tuition bill; however, the student may set up his/her parent as an authorized payer: uc.edu/authorizedpayer
  • Under the semester system, tuition payments will be due 10 days before the start of the semester term. Similarly, financial aid will be distributed 10 days before the start of the semester term: uc.edu/paymentoptions