Friday, February 24, 2017

Could you be a future Rhodes Scholar? Find out how to prepare yourself to be a competitive candidate for this prestigious opportunity!


A message from Dean Runsdorf:

Dear First Years:

Do you have an interest in one day pursuing graduate study at Oxford University with the full financial support of a Rhodes Scholarship?  The great majority of you will become eligible to apply for this prestigious award when you become seniors, but we want you to begin thinking and planning ahead.   To learn more about the Rhodes Scholarship—what makes a good candidate, how to apply, the benefits offered to recipients—I strongly encourage you to attend a special information session that will be held from 5-6pm on Tuesday, March 7, in 202 Altschul.  

We are very fortunate that three former Rhodes Scholars, including Barnard’s own Professor Jim Basker, will be on hand to discuss their experiences at Oxford and to answer your questions.

If you are unable to attend but would like to know more about the Rhodes Scholarship, please feel free to schedule an appointment with me: https://barnard.edu/dos/about/meet

For additional information, http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

I look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,

Dean Runsdorf

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

History Department Meeting for Prospective Majors -- WEDNESDAY 2/22/17

Thinking of majoring in History?

Want to learn more about it?

Now's your chance!


Monday, February 20, 2017

Opportunity: "Traditions": Meet Visiting International Students & learn about their cultures



Every year Barnard hosts a group of students from partner institutions abroad, visiting us for a semester. Come meet our visiting international students (VISP), learn more about their cultures, and sample traditional food from their countries!!! This year's theme is "Traditions."
VISP Culture Nights: 

Wednesday, 02/22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday, 02/24, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: James Room
We hope to see you there!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Save the Date: Rest-of-Semester Roadmap: Spring 2017 Edition



Mark your calendars!  

Rest-of-Semester Roadmap: Spring 2017 Edition
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Planning for Summer 2017
  • Planning for Fall 2017
  • Welcoming next year's class
  • Plenty of time for Q & A about academics and advising.

Please plan to attend one of the following:

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
ALT 202 Lehman Auditorium

or

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
ALT 202 Lehman Auditorium

Education Program Open House


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Resource: Help Rooms to Support Your Academic Success


via GIPHY

Why study alone when Peer-Led Help Rooms are here for you?
Watch this space for updates!  Help Rooms currently available are below, with links to departmental websites if they have more info there.  


Biology 1500s Help Room

  • Sundays 7-8:30 p.m., 530 Altschul -- first meeting SUNDAY, 2/12/17
  • Wednesdays 7-8:30 p.m., 530 Altschul -- first meeting THIS WEDNESDAY 2/15/17 please note that first meeting only will be in 1207 Altschul)

Barnard Computer Science Help Room

Attention all Barnard women enrolled in a computer science course - the Barnard CS help room is up and running for the semester! Meet other Barnard women that are also taking computer science, and get help from Junior and Senior CS majors. ALL OFFICE HOURS WILL BE HELD IN Milbank 333B.
Help Room Hours for Spring 2017:

  • Mondays 6-8 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 4:30-8:30 p.m..



Economics Help Room

The Economics department is happy to announce that the Economics Help Room (EHR) is opening for the semester Sunday, February 5th, 2017 .
The new EHR location is 117 Barnard Hall !! (you enter through the Barnard Library). The hours (all in the evening) are:
  • Sundays 7 to 9pm
  • Mondays 7 to 9pm
  • Tuesdays 7 to 9pm
  • Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm.

Tutoring will be available for Intro to Economic Reasoning, Math Methods, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Statistics, and Econometrics. The tutors are your peers, and the EHR is a judgment-free zone. There is no such thing as a stupid question in the EHR!
If you use the EHR, please keep the following in mind:
First and foremost, at the start of the semester, there will be an adjustment period, so not everything will go smoothly at first. We appreciate your patience as we “learn on the job.”  You should feel free, at any time, to send any comments via email to Professor Harrison (sharriso@barnard.edu) , or to stop by her office (244 LeFrak Center, Barnard Hall) to chat about your experiences.  All comments will be kept confidential.
Second, when asking for help with homework, please also bring your textbook and notes with you. The tutors might not have had the same professor as you do, and therefore might not have used the same textbook. Therefore, it will be helpful for them to see how you were taught the material.
Third, there will be sign-in sheets. Please sign in! It is important that we keep this record of use.
You can find updates about the EHR throughout the semester at:
 or just go to the Economics department home page, and find a link to this page.


Math Help Rooms

Click on the room number for the schedule for that room:
333 Milbank Hall for help with College Algebra, Calculus I, II, and III
406 Mathematics Building for all other courses.


Organic Chemistry I Help Room

  • Sundays, 4-6 p.m., Altschul 530 
  • Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., Altschul 806

Physics Study Room

For students in all levels of Physics classes. Bring your homework; bring your questions; bring your ideas; bring your friends.

  • Mondays 7-9 p.m., 514 Altschul 
  • Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., 514 Altschul 

Empirical Reasoning Center

The Empirical Reasoning Center provides: 

TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 
The ERC offers training for statistical analysis, textual analysis, and geographical information systems software. We support both Macs and PCs. 
INDIVIDUAL GUIDANCE
The ERC can help individuals through each step of the research process from basic research design and formulating a hypothesis to data analysis and visualization to interpreting and presenting results. 
CLASSROOM SUPPORT 
The ERC supports courses with supplementary training sessions focusing on using analysis softwares, finding appropriate datasets, and interpreting and understanding the narrative of quantative and qualitative data.  


Spanish Conversation Practice

CAFÉ Y CONVERSACIÓN

Para todos los estudiantes que quieran practicar su español
Casa Hispánica (Entrada 612 West 116th Street)
Todos los jueves – ¡Ven a conversar!

Statistics Help Room

The Department of Statistics offers a help-room service for students enrolled in STAT UN1001, UN1101, and UN1201.
The purpose of the help-room is to supplement the regular teaching assistant and faculty office hours with peer-to-peer tutoring, and to facilitate the formation of study groups.

Help Room Hours and Location – Spring 2017

Sunday:           12pm – 4:00pm Room 903 9th Floor School of Social Work Building
Monday:          4:00pm – 7:00pm Watson Hall 6th Floor Conference Room
Tuesday:         4:00pm – 7:00pm Watson Hall 6th Floor Conference Room
Wednesday:    4:00pm – 7:00pm Watson Hall 6th Floor Conference Room
Thursday:        4:00pm – 7:00pm Watson Hall 6th Floor Conference Room
The School of Social Work building is located at 1255 Amsterdam Avenue (between 121st and 122nd street).
Watson Hall is located at 612 West 115th Street (between Broadway and Riverside Drive).

DEADLINE: upcoming drop deadline -- Tues 2/21/17, 4:30 p.m.



Remember that the last day to drop a course is next Tuesday, February 21 at 4:30 p.m.

This can not be done online and may take a little time, so now is the time to start working on this if you're considering it.

To drop a course from your current program, you must:

  1. Pick up an "Application to Drop a Course" (a.k.a. "drop form") from the Registrar's office (107 Milbank).
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Have your adviser sign the form.  Adviser unavailable?  Meet with your class dean.
  4. Then submit it to the Registrar's office. 

The course will then be removed completely from your Spring 2017 program and from your transcript.

If you are considering the idea of dropping a course, talk to your professor, your adviser and/or your class dean to make sure that you are taking into account all considerations.

Note: You may not drop a course that would leave you with fewer than 12 credits.  If you are trying to do this, please see previous blog post on 1-2-credit courses; you may be able to add a "short course" if it has not yet begun meeting.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Learn more about studying Psycholgy!

The Psychology Program Planning Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 3:00-4:00pm, in 323 Milbank.  Students will be able to meet the faculty, declare their major, and be assigned to an adviser.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Even More Columbia Summer Study Abroad Info Sessions


Columbia in Paris at Reid Hall (Semester/AY) Information Session

Date: Monday, February 13 
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Place: East Gallery, Maison Francaise (Buell Hall)

The Columbia in Paris program located at Reid Hall, Columbia’s Global Center in Europe, offers students an incredible opportunity to master French language skills by engaging in immersive academic coursework in a variety of majors while integrating into French culture. Included in the program's dynamic course offerings is the opportunity to take Art or Music Humanities at Reid Hall. The equivalent of at least two years of college-level French is required to participate in the program. Come learn more about how you can spend an academic year or semester in the City of Light while progressing on major requirements here at Columbia.

For more information
http://columbia.studioabroad.com/?go=ParisAY

Application deadline for Fall 2017 and Academic Year 2017-2018: March 15

Questions?
Interested but can’t attend? Schedule an appointment to meet with Lindsey Schram (ls2553@columbia.edu). 



Columbia in China Summer Programs Information Session

Attend this information session to learn more about Columbia's two Summer Chinese Language Programs in Beijing!

Summer Language Program: This nine-week program immerses students in one of the world's most dynamic cities and offers four levels of intensive Chinese language studies from beginner through fourth year. Students complete the equivalent of one year of Chinese at Columbia. Group excursions in and around Beijing, the program base at Peking University and a week-long travel break give students insight into Chinese society and lifestyle.

Summer Business Chinese Program: This nine-week program begins with intensive, personalized instruction in Chinese language classes that emphasize the specialized vocabulary, jargon, linguistic styles, and appropriate behaviors used in a professional setting. During the final weeks of the program, students participate in a field project and are placed with local or multinational companies, giving them an invaluable opportunity to apply their formal learning of business Chinese in context.


Date: Tuesday, Feb. 14th
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Place: 403 Kent Hall

For more information: 

Application deadline: March 1

Interested but can’t attend? Schedule an appointment to meet with Robin Leephaibul (Robin Leephaibul Advising Calendar) or email her at rl2705@columbia.edu.



Columbia University in London Fall 2017 Program Info Session

Date: Wednesday, February 15
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Place: 606 Kent Hall

Learn about this exciting program with the Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature! Columbia Professor Jean Howard will teach the program’s Fall 2017 Global Seminar, London Theatre 1590 to 2017, which will examine changes in London theater culture from the late Elizabethan to the contemporary moment. Other courses will be chosen from the local host university, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). QMUL, one of the UK’s most prestigious universities, offers programs across a broad range of disciplines, including physical and natural sciences, business and management, engineering, humanities, and social sciences.

All qualified students are welcome to apply for the program. Students do not need to major in English and Comparative Literature, but they should demonstrate the motivation to study the topic taught in the global seminar.

Application deadline: March 15

Questions? Schedule an appointment to meet with Jillian Burdziak at (Jillian Burdziak Advising Calendar) or email her at jmb2336@columbia.edu.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Planning to study abroad in 2017-2018? Fill out needed form by Feb. 15

Please submit your Intent to Study Abroad Form by February 15 to study abroad during the fall 2017 semester or 2017- 2018 academic year. The form is available via myBarnard and takes but a minute to complete.

Kindly note that the form is non-binding, however, you should have a strong interest in seeing the study abroad process through. Also, you should have some idea of where you would like to go, including the program and/or institution you would like to attend while abroad. Click on the link below for a list of Barnard approved programs by region.


If you do not see a program that matches your interests and/or would like to review the study abroad process in greater detail, please email studyabroad@barnard.edu for an appointment with Dean Garay.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Economics Help Room -- This Sunday and the rest of the semester!


The Economics department is happy to announce that the Economics Help Room (EHR) is opening for the semester on Sunday, February 5, 2017.

The EHR is located in 117 Barnard Hall.  Please note this is a different room than in past semesters!!

The hours (all in the evening) are:
Sundays 7 to 9pm
Mondays 7 to 9pm
Tuesdays 7 to 9pm
Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm.

Tutoring will be available for Intro to Economic Reasoning, Math Methods, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Statistics, and Econometrics. The tutors are your peers, and the EHR is a judgment-free zone. There is no such thing as a stupid question in the EHR!

If you use the EHR, please keep the following in mind:

First and foremost, at the start of the semester, there will be an adjustment period, so not everything will go smoothly at first. We appreciate your patience as we “learn on the job.”  You should feel free, at any time, to send any comments via email to Professor Harrison (sharriso@barnard.edu), or to stop by her office (244 LeFrak Center, Barnard Hall) to chat about your experiences.  All comments will be kept confidential.

Second, when asking for help with homework, please also bring your textbook and notes with you. The tutors might not have had the same professor as you do, and therefore might not have used the same textbook. Therefore, it will be helpful for them to see how you were taught the material.

Third, there will be a google sign-in sheet. Please sign in! It is important that we keep this record of use.

You can find updates about the EHR throughout the semester at:

http://economics.barnard.edu/economics-help-room

or just go to the Economics department home page, and find a link to this page.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

IMPORTANT from Registrar: Check your course registration and fix problems by FRIDAY, 2/3/17



The deadline to register for spring courses was Friday, January 27.  All courses you are currently taking should have been green in Student Planning as of 9:45 pm that day.

You must look at your spring 2017 courses on Student Planning.

You are registered for a class only if it is GREEN.  If it is yellow, or grey, or not there at all, you are not registered and must take immediate steps to add it.

If a class is yellow and you are not taking it, there is nothing you need to do.


How to add a class and make it turn green:

1. If it is a lab, discussion section, recitation section, PE course, dance technique course, Rehearsal & Performance, or a class that has not yet started, or if you are switching sections of a course:
Come to the Registrar's Office, 107 Milbank, for the appropriate form, have it signed, and return it to the office.


2.  If it is a full academic course and it is YELLOW on your schedule, you can add it by filing this form with the appropriate signatures: https://barnard.edu/sites/default/files/l_form_post_registration_student_planning_91916.pdf
The deadline to add such a course without a late fee is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 3.  After that, a progressive late fee will be in place.


3.  If it is a full academic course and it is either grey or non-existent on your schedule, you must petition to the Committee on Programs and Academic Standing to add it.  Consult your class dean, who can provide you with the link to the petition site.  There is a progressive fee for adding classes late.

Note that much of this information is posted on the Academics page of myBarnard, which is updated regularly and which students should consult carefully.

(Student Planning is your official registration.  What is on Courseworks/Canvas is not official.)

Thank you.

Office of the Registrar
107 Milbank
212-854-2011

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Resource: Physics Workshop Room



Taking Physics?  Got questions?  Want to talk with some friendly upperclass Barnard Physics majors who want to help you make sense of it all?

Look no further than the Physics Workshop Room!

Mondays and Wednesdays
7-9 p.m.
Altschul 514

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Upcoming Columbia Office of Global Programs Info Sessions



Columbia Summer in Rio de Janeiro Information Session

Date: Monday, February 6
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Place: 201 Casa Hispanica

This summer program, based at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica (PUC-Rio), offers intensive training in Portuguese for motivated undergraduate and graduate students. Courses are taught by the PUC-Rio language instructors and faculty from Columbia. All students participate in a Community Involvement Project which facilitates interactions with local people and provides an invaluable opportunity to strengthen language proficiency while gaining insight into Brazilian culture and society.

For more information: http://columbia.studioabroad.com/?go=rio

Interested but can't attend?  
Schedule an appointment to meet with Jillian Burdziak (Jillian Burdziak Advising Calendar) or email her at jmb2336@columbia.edu



Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) Information Session


Date: Friday, February 10
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: 606 Kent Hall (Office of Global Programs & Fellowships)


Studying abroad at the Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) offers an incredible opportunity to master German language skills by engaging in intensive academic coursework while integrating into German culture. Students enroll at the Freie Universität Berlin, which hosts a variety of departments including Biology, Economics, Political Science and much more. Students may also consider taking select courses at other universities in Berlin such as the Humboldt.  Berlin’s vibrant nightlife, art scene and fascinating history create an exciting environment to experience life in the new Europe.  The equivalent of at least two years of college- level German is required to apply to the program. Studying in Berlin for the full academic year opens the possibility of arranging full-time internships during the semester break in February and March.  Motivated students, with the help of the program, have arranged many interesting internships over the years in political foundations, government offices, hospitals, opera houses, public relations firms, and schools.

For more informationwww.bcgs.columbia.edu

Interested but can't attend?
Schedule an appointment to meet with Meg Booth (Meg Booth Advising Calender) or email her at mr2850@columbia.edu

Monday, January 30, 2017

Making registration changes after January 27



From the registrar:

January 27 was the deadline to make registration changes electronically.

​If you need to make a change to your Spring 2017 registration, you may still be able to -- see below for your specific situation:


1.  You can still add, without a late fee, one of the following if needed:
  • discussion section
  • lab
  • recitation
  • PE class
  • dance technique course, or 
  • a section of Theatre Rehearsal and Performance.  
--> Come to the Registrar's Office, 107 Milbank, for an add form, have it signed, and return it to the office.


2.  To change sections of a course, come to the Registrar's Office, 107 Milbank, for a section-change form, have it signed, and return it to the office.


3.  If you want to add a full academic course, you must petition to the Committee on Programs and Academic Standing.  See your class dean to find out the petition process.


4.  You can drop a course until February 21.  Come to the Registrar's Office, 107 Milbank, for a drop form, have it signed, and return it to the office.  (You cannot drop below 12 points.)

Resource: daily walk-in hours w./ Assoc. Dean for International & Intercultural Student Programs


As part of Barnard's response to this weekend's executive order, Wendy Garay, Associate Dean for International & Intercultural Student Programs, will be holding office hours from Monday through Thursday 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm in 10 Milbank. 

Please note that we expect international students to stop by; however, all Barnard students are welcome to participate in office hours.

Additionally, a town hall is in the works for later this week - details to follow.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Reminder: beware of "phishing" attacks on your email account




From BCIT:

With the start of the new year, I would like to remind you about phishing attacks against your email and provide you some resources to learn more about how to detect and avoid falling for phishing scams.

As a general rule, never enter a password in a website that you received via email.  Always type the web site address or use an existing bookmark before entering your password in any web site.

What is Phishing?
Phishing is an attempt to deceive you into thinking that a legitimate organization is requesting information from you. These requests for information may look innocent or seem to come from a legitimate source, but actually they do not. These scams usually request that you reply to an email, respond to a request by phone, or follow a link to a web site.

Here's a recent phishing example received at Barnard:

> From: Ivanna Mone <IvannaMone1234@barnard.edu>
> Date: August 13, 2013, 4:31:29 AM GMT+05:30
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> Subject: UPGRADE
>
> Your E-mail box has reached its maximum limit of 20 GB of storage and
>
> Your account will be disabled if you do not update now.
>
> To upgrade your account, please click the link below:
>
> CLICK HERE- www[dot]badplacetogo[dot]com
>
> Your account will remain active after we have confirmed your account successfully.

If you click the link in the email, it may look like your normal email login page, but its purpose is to steal your password or download a virus to take control of your system.

Below are some security reminders to help protect you and Barnard from phishing scams

Be wary of suspicious looking emails:  What makes an email suspicious?
*  It claims to be from a Barnard or Columbia department, but the sender's address isn't @barnard.edu or @columbia.edu.
*  It claims to be from a non-existent department, such as "Barnard Webmail Management Team".  Mail from BCIT will explicitly reference "BCIT" or "BCIT Service Desk".  Mail from Columbia's Help Desk will reference "CUIT".
*  It sends you to an account management link that doesn't reference Barnard or Columbia.  Although some online services used by the College don't have barnard.edu web addresses (ex.: Service-Now, our ticketing system, which is at http://barnard.service-now.com), many illicit web sites will direct you to a random-sounding web address with no Barnard or Columbia branding.
*  It threatens dire consequences for minor issues.  Neither BCIT nor CUIT will delete your email account if you go over quota.  Indeed, nearly the only reason for account deletion is when an individual has left the organization!  Consider the cause-and-effect chain.
*  Bad grammar, misspellings, etc.  (No one is perfect, of course, but conspicuously poor English in what is supposed to be a professional business communication is often a sign of forgery.)

Note that there are exceptions to all of these signs--for instance, a Barnard account could be compromised and used to send out a phishing email, so it would come from an address @barnard.edu--but if a message meets more than one of these criteria, it is almost certainly illegitimate.  If you have any questions or concerns about phishing emails, please feel free to contact the Service Desk.

Learn more about phishing here:  http://cuit.columbia.edu/cuit/it-security-practices/phishing-scams-spam

Stay Safe Online,
Antonio Crespo
Senior Director, IT Security
Barnard College

Spring Final Registration: DEADLINE to finalize your Spring 2017 schedule -- FRIDAY



The deadline to finalize your Spring 2017 academic schedule is this Friday, January 27, at 6 p.m.

That means...
  • The "Course Plan" on the Spring 2017 screen in Student Planning should show, in green, all courses that you are taking for credit this semester, including any P.E., dance technique, Varsity sport, or performance course for which you will earn credit this semester. If you are unable to add a course that you know that you are in, or if you are unable to drop a course that you will not be taking, visit or contact the Registrar's office (107 Milbank, registrar@barnard.edu).
  • As noted in several posts below, the credits for P.E. or dance technique courses will not appear until the third week of classes.
  • If you are enrolling in courses that require enrollment in discussion sections or labs that have separate course numbers, those additional parts of your schedule should also appear in your "Course Plan," even if they will not carry additional credits.
  • Friday, January 27, is the last day on which you may officially add a course to your schedule. If you need to add a course to your schedule after that date, you will need to petition the Committee on Programs and Academic for permission to do so, and a late add fee may be charged.
  • You may still drop courses until the drop deadline listed on the Academic Calendar, but that will require you to fill out a form, get it signed by your adviser, and turn that form in to the registrar's office.  

Monday, January 23, 2017

Opportunity: Network of Pre-Medical Students Volunteer Fair FRIDAY


P.E.-Registration technical issue -- ATTEND CLASS AND SPEAK TO INSTRUCTOR TO JOIN A P.E. CLASS




Due to a registration error, students needing the PE requirement have been unable to register for PE classes; they receive a message referring to "missing points."

As of 1/23/17, the classes listed below were open.  Please check the Directory of Classes for the most recent info.  

UPDATED REGISTRATION DIRECTIONS as of 1/26/17: If you want to join a PE class, the department advises that you attend and speak to the instructor -- please note that classes missed during this first week of PE classes DO count against the total number of PE class sessions you may miss.


As always, attend all PE classes that fit your schedule for the most updated information.  Elective students who have already fulfilled PE can only attend class in person for a chance to be added.  

Monday / Wednesday Courses OPEN
  • Core Strength11:00-11:50 AM PHED BC 1532.001 09440 K. Thompson
  • Body Sculpting 3:10-4:00 PM PHED BC 1581.001 04252 L. Masone

Tuesday / Thursday Courses OPEN
  • Campus Conditioning PHED BC 1510.001Tues 8:00-8:50 AM (plus additional hour TBD) 09898 L. Masone
  • Group Fitness Sampler12:00-12:50 PM PHED BC 1500.001 01512 L. Northrop
  • Personal Fitness1:10-2:00 PM PHED BC 1102.002 09543 G. Padilla
  • Beginning Self Defense2:10-3:00 PM PHED BC 1690.001 04591 G. Padilla
  • Karate3:10-4:00 PM PHED BC 1680.001 03662 E. Bernstein
  • T’ai Chi4:10-5:00 PM PHED BC 1691.001 05877 S. Shulman



Pass/D/Fail "Uncovering" Deadline: Jan. 27

If you elected the Pass/D/Fail Option for a course you took last semester, you are now able to view the grade you would have earned and, if you wish, "uncover" that grade.

How?
Log into myBarnard, click on the "Pass/D/Fail Option" link in Web Adviser.  













You'll be able to peek at what grade you would have earned had you taken the class for a letter grade.  If you like the grade, you may select "uncover" from the dropdown menu, and the course grade will appear on your transcript. 



 If you do nothing, the grade will remain in P/D/F status. The deadline to uncover a grade of P is the registration deadline at the beginning semester immediately following the one where you elected the p/d/f option -- in this case, Friday, January 27, 2017.

I tried to click on P/D/F Option online as directed, but nothing happened!
This is most likely because you are using Safari as your web browser. Try Chrome or Firefox or something else. If the problem persists, contact Student Computing.