September 2013

September 2013 First Year Timeline:

Each month throughout the year the Academic Advising Center’s New Student Committee will be sending out a monthly digest of useful tips and activities for first year students.  This is the first installment of those timelines.  These timelines — along with a ton of other useful information — can be found on the Peer Advising Website at —

Need a question answered?

If so, make an appointment to see your Academic Advisor.  To make an appointment you can either stop into the Academic Advising Center in 1255 Angell Hall or call at 734 764-0332.

Get organized and check out these great resources

If you have not already done so, it would be a good idea to purchase a daily planner and to check out the Study Strategies Website. The semester has a way of becoming increasingly hectic and establishing solid study strategies and time management strategies early in the semester can help make things more manageable.

Study Centers
Academic Support Services Website

Need help writing a paper? Looking for a tutor? The University of Michigan offers a variety of academic support services to help you succeed academically. This website is designed to help you learn about the wide range of services on campus. Use these resources to reach your academic goals!

Newnan Advising Center's Strategies for Success Website

Have you ever wondered how some students earn "A"s while you struggle, no matter how much time you spend studying? Do you feel that your grades don't reflect your academic potential? Many UM students believe that the "A" students receive high scores without a strong effort. In reality, students who earn high grades have developed or adapted their study strategies to meet the rigors of college coursework. You can do the same. Use the information on the Newnan Center's Strategies for Success website to develop your personal study strategies plan.

Peer Academic Advising

By Rob Gordon, Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center
September 20, 2013

Confused about your schedule? Looking for help swapping classes? Trying to get on a waitlist? Or just have questions about how to get off on the right foot? If you do, come into the LSA Academic Advising Office (1255 Angell Hall) and talk to one of our experienced Peer Advisors (remember them from Summer Orientation?) or check out the Peer Academic Advising Website at

The Peer Academic Advising Office is located in 1255 Angell Hall and is open M, W, F from 12:00 – 5:00 and Tu and Th from 12:00 – 7:00.

Confused about how to use Wolverine Access?

By Rob Gordon, Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center
September 20, 2013

The LSA Advising Office has developed a series of short Wolverine Access/Registration Tutorials.  These tutorials give you a quick overview of how to register for a classhow to swaphow to drop, how modify a class from graded to pass/fail, how to use an override, how to find mini-courses, how to backpack, and how to search for classes using the LSA Online Course Guide.  Check out the Wolverine Access Tutorials at the Peer Advising website.

Drop/Add – Pass/Fail Deadline is September 23

By Rob Gordon, Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center
September 20, 2013

Remember that you have until Monday, September 23, 2013 to change your class schedule without penalty.  Until then you can drop, swap, add, or modify a class.  After Monday, September 23, 2013 you can no longer change a class from graded to pass/fail and between September 24, 2013 and November 8, 2013 you will need to fill out a Late Drop form to withdraw from a class.