Hi EdTech Students (faculty and adjuncts, too!)
The time prior to registering for the next semester seems to be a great time to have all of our currently enrolled students, as well as new students just being admitted, to immediately do something that will make your academic efforts flow more smoothly and avoid pain and frustration. Several students each term near the end of their programs, assuming all along that they have been admitted to both the MET (or MS Ed Tech) program and a certificate program, only to find out that they forgot to apply for admittance to the certificate program. The Graduate College treats degree and certificate programs as entirely separate programs and you can only be admitted to two of them at a time. Graduate College current policy allows a student to earn up to 1/3 of the certificate or degree coursework requirements BEFORE being officially admitted to that certificate or degree program. However, if you miss that cut, all bets are off.
It is time now for each of you, and I mean, Right Now! to do the following:
1) Log in to BroncoWeb
2) Navigate to your Student Center
3) Under the “Academics” banner, click on the down-arrow in the “other academic…” dialogue box and select “Academic Requirements”.
4) When the screen refreshes, click on the double right arrow to the right of the “Academic Requirements” box to bring up the actual Academic Advisement Report.
5) The Academic Advisement Report specifies the requirements for all programs in which you are currently admitted. As you scroll through the report, you may find, for instance, that you are admitted to the MET program, but a certificate that you thought you were pursuing doesn’t appear, “Houston, we have a problem!”
6) If you find everything to be in order, nothing more needs to be done; however, if you find that programs you thought you were admitted to do not show up, contact me. Same holds true if you're thinking of adding a second certificate, changing your certificate program, or change of any kind. Contact me first BEFORE you make the change; there are often unintended consequences!