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SIE Advising & Provisional Admission

Provisional Admission | Mandatory Advising | MPT | Health Requirement | Expectations | Advising & Academic Director

Provisional Admission

Qualified SIE applicants receive Provisional Admission. To receive full admission, students must fulfill the requirements listed below. Blocks preventing registration are placed on the student account until requirements are fulfilled.

Mandatory Academic Advising

Provisionally admitted SIE students must attend an advising session. Upon admission, students have an advising block which prevents registration until this requirement is fulfilled. Students may Schedule an Appointment or attend the Information Session.

Prepare for Advising Session

Schedule an Appointment (after you are admitted)

Attend an Information Session

The SIE Information Session reviews the overall program, plans of study, requirements, and other basic components. Students who attend the Information Session may use this to fulfill the mandatory advising requirement upon admission. Dr. Presson will hold an Information Session on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Bioscience Research Building (BRB) room 1103.

Math Placement Test (MPT)

Visit the Math Placement Test information page to learn more about the test, and to take the Math Placement Test.

Student Expectations

In addition to the SIE Enrollment Policy, students who enroll in SIE are subject to all UMD policies and guidelines found at http://registrar.umd.edu/current/index.html#academics and www.president.umd.edu/administration/policies.You should spend some time reviewing these policies and understand your obligations as a University of Maryland student. Faculty are given authority to interpret these guidelines in their own courses.

SIE students are expected to attend lectures and labs, take all assessments as scheduled, and to complete all assignments on time. SIE students must abide by all these requirements and will not be given special exceptions or make up assignments due to work or personal schedules or events. While religious observances can be a documented reason for make-up assignments, travel to religious observances is not. Weddings, festivals, or other activities associated with culture or religion are not considered religious observance or excused absences. Students are expected to commit to their academic courses and make accommodations in other parts of their lives.

Advising and Academic Director

SIE advising supports students to begin preparation for a new career, helping students find their way. SIE advising assists with course load and course selection, preparation for MCAT, DAT and other professional and graduate school entrance exams, the application process for professional and graduate schools, and other academic issues.

Dr. Joelle C. Presson, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs, College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, serves as the SIE Academic Director. Dr. Presson oversees all academics and advising. She and her staff select and review instructors, advise students, and ensures the program’s overall quality. Her direct email is jpresson@umd.edu.

Elaine Shaw-Taylor serves as the SIE Coordinator, assisting Dr. Presson on all program aspects. If you are looking to have your advising block lifted or need to be in touch with the SIE office, make sure that you also include Ms. Shaw-Taylor on any email. Her direct email is estaylor@umd.edu.

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