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You are ultimately responsible for making sure you have met all of the requirements for graduation.

It is a good idea to check on your program progress in GullNet to be sure you are on-track. To do this, go to and log in with your username and password. When you get into GullNet, go to Self Service and then to Student Center. There is a drop-down box on your Student center page - look for Academic Requirements. This will let you know how many credits you have taken, what Gen Eds you have completed (or still need to take) along with your progress towards completing the Social Work major.

When you come to your advising meeting during Program Planning, be sure to know what courses you still need to take so that the appointment can move along smoothly. If you come to the appointment and don't have a clue as to what you need to take or what you want to take during the following semester, you may be asked to re-schedule your appointment. This is your education - take part in it!

Be ready to register when your registration period opens (this is listed on GullNet and your advisor will write it on your planning form) - classes generally fill up quickly and you don't want to miss out! The fine folks who oversee GullNet have put together this handout to help you with registering for courses.

Something to keep in mind during registration that is particular to the Social Work Department: we have classes at four sites - Main campus, Chesapeake, Cecil, and Hagerstown. Some sections of classes are limited to students at a particular site - you will not be able to register for a class at a site in which you are not enrolled as a student. Chesapeake class sections are .651; Cecil class sections are .641; and Hagerstown class sections are .661. Online sections vary, so be sure to look in the course description to see if you are eligible to register for the class.

Your advising appointments during Program Planning weeks in both the Fall and Spring semesters should focus on your course progress and the additional credits needed for you to graduate as planned. In addition to this meeting time, your advisor is available throughout the semesters to meet with you to talk about Graduate School, career planning, or other academic questions you may have. Be sure to send him or her an e-mail to set up an appointment to talk about these important issues!

Kimberly Clark-Shaw is the Advising Services Coordinator for the Seidel School and is another good source of information. Her e-mail is:

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