Preregistration Advisement Period
Students are expected to meet with their academic advisor to discuss and understand how their course selections meet both personal goals and their program of study requirements. Preregistration advisement is more productive if students arrive with tentative course schedules. This preparation allows advisors and students to examine the wisdom of course selection with time left to discuss co-curricular involvement such as internships and study abroad, for example. After the preregistration advising conference, the advisor grants students permission to preregister by selecting “advisor approval” in On Track. All currently enrolled students may preregister using Elon OnTrack at a time (or later) established by the Registrar according to semester hours earned. Students should not miss class to preregister. If access begins during class time, a student should preregister immediately following class. The preregistration advisement period is two weeks prior to the start of preregistration each fall and spring term. The second week is often the heaviest with academic advising appointments.
Fall 2012: Preregistration Advisement Period is October 26-November 9 Preregistration begins November 8
Spring 2013: Preregistration Advisement Period is April 4-18 Preregistration begins April 16
Preregistration Advising Support for Spring 2013
Advisors who would like a refresher on reading a student's computerized degree audit, understanding the nuances of general studies requirements, and navigating On Track are welcome to attend one of the repeating 45 minute sessions below. All sessions will be held in Belk Library 205
Tuesday April 2 10:30-11:15 AM
Thursday April 4 8:30-9:15 AM
Tuesday April 9 4:00-4:15 PM
Scheduling the Advising Appointment
A good rule of thumb is that the preregistration advisement period begins once students return from Fall Break and Spring Break. Advisors across campus differ in how they set up their advising appointments. Some advisors post sign-up sheets on their office door while others respond to email queries to arrange meeting times. Students just leaving their Elon 101 advisor should find out from their new advisor how appointment scheduling works for this new advising relationship. Prior to the start of preregistration, advisors are encouraged to double check their roster of advisees to be sure approval has been granted to deserving students. Students can check On Track to determine if their advisor has granted permission for online preregistration. When advisors forget this step, students cannot register online at their appointed time and much angst and frustration follows. This is especially troublesome to students if a delay results in one or more of their classes closing while they are frantically trying to find their advisor to gain access. Students who have procrastinated and are unable to secure an advising appointment before their access time will also be frustrated—a natural consequence of poor planning.
The Academic Support & Advising Center supports undecided students during preregistration. Students with declared majors, however, are expected to locate their assigned advisor for preregistration advice and clearance for online registration access.