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Virtual Academic Advising & Course Registration - Summer 2022

Math Department Summer 2022 Advisors

Welcome to the Virginia Tech Mathematics Department!

We look forward to meeting with you this summer. This welcome email was sent to all incoming math majors on June 8, 2022.

CHECKLIST FOR INCOMING MATH MAJORS

Complete Items A-E below before your virtual academic advising & course registration session.

Complete the following on the College of Science summer virtual academic advising & course registration website.

  • Step 1 (Set Up Technology)
  • Step 2 (Submit Documents For Expected Credits)
  • Step 3 (College of Science Requirements) 

Math department summer 2022 virtual academic advising & course registration sessions will be held weekdays from July 6-22

You will receive a link to sign up for an advising session once you have completed the College of Science Fall 2022 - New Student Academic Advising & Course Registration Information Worksheet here. Links to transfer credit information and the portal for the upload can also be found on the College of Science Virtual Academic Advising & Course Registration page.

Sign ups for the Math advising sessions will be done through the Navigate platform. Appointments are first-come, first-serve so please complete and submit the worksheet promptly.

  • Within three business days of completing the survey, an email will be sent to your VT email with instructions to sign up for a math department virtual academic advising & course registration session. That email will come from the Navigate advising platform.

To stay on track to graduate in four years, math majors who do not have transfer credit for MATH 1225 (Calculus of a Single Variable) should take this course in their first semester. To be eligible to enroll in the course, you must earn a score of 80 or better on an ALEKS Placement Assessment or have a qualifying score on a college-level examination shown on your record in Hokie Spa.

IMPORTANT: We encourage all math majors to take the ALEKS Placement Assessment, regardless of whether you have a qualifying college-level exam score.

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  1. Have your FERPA self-passcode ready to share with the summer advisors at the beginning of the advising session.
  2. Review your personal advising information in the Navigate advising platform by clicking the box below. Login with your VT PID and password, then click the Reports tab. Don't miss the documents attached to the Note!

 

Make sure you have completed Step 3 (College of Science Action Items) on the College of Science summer virtual academic advising & course registration website. Review video tutorials as needed. You may also want to watch this video about the conditional add/drop feature for course scheduling.

RESOURCES

Use the Guide For Choosing Courses document to register for the appropriate math course in HokieScheduler. Be sure to submit any math transfer credit documentation that you have to the College of Science Fall 2022 - New Student Academic Advising & Course Registration Information Survey.

Math placement is generally done per the table below. Summer advisors will speak with each student individually during their virtual academic advising & course registration session to ensure proper placement.

Documented Math Transfer Credit VT Math Course Placement
None MATH 12251
MATH 1225 MATH 1226
MATH 1225+1226 MATH 2204+2114 or MATH 2405H2
MATH 1225+1226+others placement on individual basis


1
 To stay on track to graduate in four years, math majors who do not have transfer credit for MATH 1225 (Calculus of a Single Variable) should take this course in their first semester. To be elibigle to enroll in the course, you must earn a score of 80 or better on an ALEKS Placement Assessment or have a qualifying score on a college-level examination shown on your record in Hokie Spa. Students who pass by June 13, 2022 will be guaranteed a seat in the course. Students who do not earn an "Eligible to Enroll" status for MATH 1225 will be removed from the course in early August and must take MATH 1214, Precalculus, instead.

IMPORTANT: We encourage all math majors to take the ALEKS Placement Assessment, regardless of whether you have a qualifying college-level exam score.

2 Students who have transfer credit for both MATH 1225 and MATH 1226 are eligible to take MATH 2405H, Mathematics in a Computational Context. Your summer advisor will look at your individual record and will discuss whether this course might be a good fit for you. In preparation for this, please read the information below.

Use the Guide For Choosing Courses document to register for the appropriate English course in HokieScheduler. Be sure to submit any English transfer credit documentation that you may have to the College of Science Fall 2022 New Student Academic Advising & Course Registration Information Survey

English placement is generally done per the table below. Summer advisors will speak with each student individually during their virtual academic advising & course registration session to ensure proper placement.

Documented English Transfer Credit  VT ENGL Course Placement
None ENGL 1105
ENGL 1105 ENGL 1106
ENGL 1105 + 1106 No first-year writing course needed

If AP exams were completed during a span of multiple years, you may need to contact the College Board and ask that your scores be merged and sent to Virginia Tech again (college code 5859).

Students must earn a C or better to receive transfer credit from courses taken at other colleges and universities. If you have submitted a transcript with a COVID-19 specific grading scheme that does not clearly indicate whether a grade of C or better was earned in a course, an explanation of the actual grade must be provided to the Registrar's office. This verification will be requested on the Hokie Spa transfer credit screen.

The table below shows the maximum number of credits allowed to transfer from various sources. Students who exceed the maximum in any category will need to submit a Credit Decline Form to transfercredit@vt.edu. This form should be discussed with an advisor before it is submitted.

Transfer Credit Max # of Allowable VT Credits 
AP 38
IB Diploma 38
IB Certificate 30
CLEP 12
Cambridge International 38
community college(s) 60
multiple sources 90

Beginning Aug. 15, students on the CHEM 1035 waitlist will be placed into CHEM 1035 as space allows. You must be CHEM 1035 eligible!

  • All math majors who are international students will have a secondary academic advisor, Dr. Tao Lin.
  • You will also have a Cranwell International Center advisor, Max Crumley-Effinger, who can help with questions about student visa requirements, travel, etc. 
  • International students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits each fall and spring semester and at least 9 credits must be in a hybrid or face-to-face modality.

CORPS OF CADETS

First-year students who are members of the Corps of Cadets will be required to have study hours every evening from 7-11pm. Course requirements outlined by membership are listed below.

Membership Course Credits
All New Cadets MGT 1945 2
Army ROTC1 MS 1005 (CRN 88646, 88641, 88643, or 88645) 2
Naval ROTC2 MN 1004 3
Air Force ROTC3 AS 1115, AS 2944 (CRN 81248),
and AS 2934
3
Citizen-Leadership Track MGT 1935 2
Regimental Band
(Highty-Tighties)
MUS 3314
CRN 88250
1

1 Any freshman student planning to graduate in less than four years must discuss Milibary Science course requirements with the Army ROTC enrollment officer prior to finalizing their fall schedule. All transfer students should contact the Army ROTC enrollment officer as soon as possible to discuss "catch-up" ROTC training requirements and placement options to make up for ROTC training they have missed.

2 In order to take less than 15 credit hours in a semester, the midshipman must get approval from the Naval ROTC Commanding Officer.

3Due to transition times and hygiene concerns, Air Force ROTC cadets should be aware that they should not sign up for class at 9:30am Tues/Thurs if they sign up for AS 2934 on Tues/Thurs, or class at 9:05am Mon/Wed if they sign up for AS 2934 on Mon/Wed. Incoming 3 year Air Force ROTC cadets (transfer students with 6 semesters remaining) will also need to sign up for AS 2115.

Questions?
Army ROTC: Donna Mallet & Buck Kellogg (rotc@vt.edu)
Naval ROTC:  Dr. Francis Cavendish (fcavendish@vt.edu) or nrotc@vt.edu
Air Force ROTC: Capt. Darrell Cousin (cousind@vt.edu) or det875afrotcncoorgbox@vt.edu
Regimental Band: Senior Chief Jim Bean (jbean88@vt.edu)
Leadership Studies Minor: Dr. Elaine Humphrew (elaineh@vt.edu)
Transfer Cadets: Lieutenant Colonel Rewa Mariger (rmariger@vt.edu)
Corps of Cadets: Lieutenant Colonel Rewa Mariger (rmariger@vt.edu)

VETERAN SERVICES

The Office of Veteran Services works with Virginia Tech’s Bursar’s Office, Registrar’s Office, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Services to receive and process all documentation related to veteran and military student educational benefits. They also collaborate with university and community partners to ensure that veterans and military dependents are connected to the financial, academic, and social resources necessary for a successful transition to and through their course of study at Virginia Tech.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides accommodations to students on a case-by-case basis depending on the type of disability they may have. SSD offers a host of accommodations, including classroom accommodations, accommodations for deaf and hard of hearing students, the SSD testing center, note takers, alternate text, and housing accommodations. Students who wish to receive accommodations must register with SSD.

STUDENT ATHLETES
  • Free Time CRNs for Fall 2022 Schedule by Sport
  • Student athletes must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credits) every semester to maintain NCAA eligibility for practice and competition. If a student athlete wishes to drop below 12 credit hours, permission must be obtained from the University Registrar and consultation with a Student Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) counselor.
  • Freshman student athletes must pass 24 degree-applicable credit hours during their first academic year (ex: summer, fall, spring, summer)
  • All student athletes must complete a minimum of 6 degree-applicable credit hours every fall and every spring.
  • All student althletes must complete a minimum of 18 degree-applicable credit hours during the combination of fall and spring semesters each year.

MARCHING VIRGINIANS

Math majors can satisfy VT's foreign language requirement in one of three ways:

  1. Speak a native language that is not English.
  2. Taken at least two years of a single foreign or classical language in high school.
  3. Earn 6 semester hours of college-level foreign or classical language credit. These 6 credits are in addition to the 120 hours required for a math degree.

BIOL 1214: CAREERS IN MEDICINE (1 credit, Wed 5:30-6:20pm, CRN 81694) is designed to help students thinking of a career in health care investigate some of the many professional tracks and careers available, as well as understand the qualities, characteristics, and values embraced by excellent professionals. Health professionals will present different career paths that are available to students interested in heath care.

Incoming students cannot apply to change their major until Fall 2022 final grades have posted (at the earliest, depending on major change requirements). If you've been accepted to VT as a math major but have already decided that you no longer want to be a math major, you'll still need to attend our math department virtual academic advising & course registration session to complete your fall course schedule. However, you should also meet with a transitional advisor. 60-minute Zoom transitional advising appointments will be available to incoming students from 9am-4pm MWF and 9am-5pm TR June 13 - July 29. Make an appointment in Navigate by selecting "Transitional Advising" as the Service.

Incoming math majors are advised to meet with a transitional advisor after their math department virtual academic advising & course registration session, so that registration holds are removed and math major course requirements are known.

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