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  • F r e s h m a n G u i d e 2 0 1 3 - 2 0 1 4 B o w i e S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y

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    Fall 2013 - Summer 2014

    Academic Advising Center Thurgood Marshall Library Suite # 082

    301-860-4072 Bowie State University

    14000 Jericho Park Drive Bowie, MD 20715

    Bowie State University

    The Freshman Guide: Academic Advising Handbook

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    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents...1

    Academic Calendar.2

    Campus Directory Frequently Dialed Numbers..4

    The Academic Advising Center at BSU .5


    High School vs. College8

    Freshman Milestones ..10

    Academic Recovery ...11

    Academic Schools.12

    Academic Majors..14

    Registering for Classes..16

    Student Services20

    Student Connections with Academic Advising 22

    Bowie State University BULLDOGS!!

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    September 3 First Day of Classes

    September 3-9.. Late Registration

    September 9 Last Day to Add/Drop, or Register for Class

    September 16. Presidents State of the University Fall Convocation

    October 14 18.Mid -Term Evaluation for Undergraduates

    October 22.. Mid-Term Grades for Undergraduates Due by 5 p.m.

    November 8 Last Day to Drop with Grade of W or Change from Credit to Audit

    November 11 15..Winter/Spring 2014 Advisement Week (Undergraduates)

    November 18.. .Winter/Spring 2014 Registration Opens

    November 28-29. Thanksgiving Recess- University Closes on Wednesday, November 27th at 5 p.m.

    December 2 .Classes Resume

    December 6. Last Day of Classes for Non Graduating Students

    December 9. Reading Day

    December 10-16.. Fall 2013 Final Examinations for Non Graduating Students


    January 2.. University Reopens

    January 2.. Winter Session Classes Begin

    January 2 & 3 .Winter Session Late Registration

    January 8 Last Day to W/D from Winter Session

    January 20..Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No Classes)

    January 22. Last Day of Winter Classes

    January 25. Final Winter Grades Must Be Entered by 5 p.m.

    *All dates are subject to change

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    January 27..First Day of Classes (Regular and 1st Eight Week Session)

    January 27 -31.Late Registration (fee assessed)

    January 31..Last Day to Add/Drop, or Register for Classes Starting on 1/27

    February 5. Spring 2014 Convocation

    March 17 - 21. Mid-Term Evaluation for Undergraduates

    March 24-28.. .Spring Break

    March 31.Classes Resume

    April 7 11 Advisement Week (Undergraduates)

    April 11 Last Day to Withdraw with (W) or Change From Credit to Audit

    April 14.Founders Day

    April 14.Summer/Fall 2014 Registration Begins

    May 7.. Last Day of Classes

    May 8.. Reading Day

    May 9 15.. Final Exams for Continuing Students


    Session I May 27 June 27 5 weeks

    Session II. June 30 August 1 5 weeks

    Session III May 27 August 1 10 weeks

    May 27 Session I and III Classes Begin

    May 29 Last Day to Drop/Add for Session I and III

    June 13 Last Day to Withdraw from Session I

    June 27 Session I Classes End

    June 30.. Session II Classes Begin

    July 3 Last Day to Drop/Add for Session II

    July 4. 4th of July Holiday Observed

    July 18.. Last Day to Withdraw from Sessions II and III

    August 1.. Session II and III Grades Due

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    Campus Directory Frequently Dialed Numbers

    Campus Information.301-860-4000

    Academic Affairs.301-860-3460

    Academic Advising Center301- 860-4072

    Admissions (Undergraduate).301-860-3415

    Alumni Relations.301-860-3939



    Bowie Card Student Identification Card301-860-3795

    Career Services301-860-3825

    Campus Safety/Police...301-860-4040

    Commuter Affairs & Community Services..301-860-3844

    DIT Help Desk (Email, Logon Info.)301-860-4357

    Disability Support Services..301-860-3292

    Financial Aid301-860-3540

    Health & Wellness Center301-860-4170

    Honors Program.301-860-4090

    Housing & Residence Life.301-860-5000

    Intramural & Recreational Sports..301-860-3812


    New Student Operations..301-860-3837

    Office of the Registrar/FERPA..301-860-3430

    Office of Student Life..301-860-3796

    Student Government Association (SGA)301-860-3796

    Student Accounts..301-860-3490


    Dr. Mickey L. Burnim President

    Henry Administration Building 301-860-3555 Dr. Weldon Jackson Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

    Henry Administration Building 301-860-3460 Tammi L. Thomas Chief of Staff

    Henry Administration Building Dr. Karl Brockenbrough Vice President for Administration and Finance

    Henry Administration Building 301-860-3470 Dr. Artie Travis Vice President for Student Affairs & Campus Life

    Henry Administration Building 301-860-3390 Dr. Richard Lucas, Jr. Vice President for Institutional Advancement

    Henry Administration Building 301-860-4303 Ms. Karen Johnson Shaheed Executive Vice President and General Counsel

    Henry Administration Building 301-860-3555 Mr. Anton Goff Athletic Director

    James Gym 301-860-3571 Ms. Cassandra M. Robinson Director of University Relations & Marketing

    Henry Administration Building 301-860-3555 Mr. E. Wayne Rose Vice President for Information Technology

    Marshall Library 301-860-3957

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    The Academic Advising Center (AAC) at Bowie State University is committed to assisting students in

    identifying and completing their educational goals in a friendly, helpful, and professional environment. The

    Center's professional advisors deliver services to all students at the University, but they focus primarily on the

    advisement, development, and retention of first- and second-year students.

    Successful academic advisement occurs when the student, Academic Advisor, and faculty work together as

    partners with the shared responsibility of ensuring the academic progression and success of the student.

    Academic advisement involves assisting students in the selection of courses, identification of programs of study,

    and review of their life and career goals. AAC's staff is committed to the success of all students.

    Academic Advising Center Staff

    Yvette C. Galloway, Ed.D. Director of the Academic Advisement Center 301-860-4074

    Kortnee Brown, B.S. Administrative Assistant 301-860-4072

    Gloria Alexander, M.A. Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Probation & At-Risk Student Services 301-860-4065

    Pascal Brown, M.S. Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Special Projects 301-860-4075

    Aurora Burke, B.S. Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Freshman Advising Services 301-860-4066

    Dorsha Goodman, M.A. Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Sophomore Milestones 301-860-4068

    Allen Mosley, M.S. Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Advising Services for Athletes & Veterans301-860-4069

    Angela L. Williams, Ph.D. Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Transfer Advising Services 301-860-4071

    ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER Thurgood Marshall Library Lower Level Suite 082 Ph: 301-860-4072 Fax: 301-860-4086

    STAFF PICTURE or Graphic

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    The Academic Advising Center (AAC) team is committed to providing comprehensive advising services to each

    student enrolled at Bowie State University. Academic advising provides each student an opportunity to develop

    an academic plan that meets personal and career goals. Every freshman entering Bowie State University is

    required to participate in academic advising each semester prior to enrolling in classes. The AAC advises

    students with less than 60 credits. Students must meet with a department advisor in seeking advisement with 60

    or more credits. Students majoring in Computer Science, English, Nursing and Social Work are advised

    by departmental faculty. Freshmen who are undecided about a major will meet with an Advisor in the AAC.

    Academic Advisors and the Career Development Center staff will assist students with declaring a major by the

    beginning of sophomore year.

    Academic Advisor Respo