Faculty Recruiting Support CICS

Updates on Registration & Advising for CICS Undergradautes - March 24, 2020

Dear CICS Undergraduate Students, 

We've received several questions about updates to Pass/Fail grading and other details related to advising and registration. We know there is a lot going on, and that it might feel like information is harder to access without being able to stop by in person.  We want you to know that all of us in CICS are working very hard to make sure you have the best possible experience in your classes and with registration this semester. 

You should have received an official email from the university about changes being made to accommodate the shift to remote instruction. Here is a summary of some of the most recent changes that may have an immediate impact on registration plans for next semester:  
  • Fall 2020 registration has been delayed by about a week. Please check SPIRE for your registration appointment. Summer registration started yesterday (3/23).
  • All advising activities are taking place online, including undergraduate pre-registration advising. Professional advising staff and individual faculty advisors will be consulting with students over a mix of email, phone, and video conference. Questions? Contact the CICS Advising Office (cicsadvising@umass.edu | 413-545-4822) or visit cics.umass.edu/advising for more details.
  • The University has removed the limit on the number of courses that students can take Pass/Fail and has adjusted deadlines for requesting Pass/Fail grading. The full details of the announcement relating to this change are available here.
  • We are in the process of considering how the expanded availability of Pass/Fail grading will be taken into account by our undergraduate programs. We will provide details to students before registration begins.

Alicia Clemente
Director of Academic Advising & Student Success

Christine Holbrook
Director of Academic Programs