Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Resource: Barnard Summer Pre-Health Opportunities Database


Are you a pre-health student wondering what to do this summer?

Barnard Health Professions Advising is here to help!

Check out their Pre-Health Opportunities database to find opportunities for growth and exploration tailored for pre-med students.
Link to Google Sheet: Pre-Health Opportunities Database

IMPORTANT end-of-semester policies & procedures



A message from the Dean of Studies Office (read it now in case you need it later!):

As the end of semester draws near, the Office of the Dean of Studies would like to go over several  important pieces of information that will help you make it through the coming exam period.

We want to be sure that everyone is aware of college policy and practice, so that if something should come up to impede your progress, you will know what to do.

One of the most important things to remember: if you are experiencing any kind of difficulty, whether it be academic or health-related, don't hesitate to contact our office at 212-854-2024, and we will direct you to the help you need.

FINAL EXAMINATION INFORMATION:
All instructors and students are expected to stick to the official exam schedule. If you find yourself scheduled for three exams within a 24-hour period or four within 48 hours, your first step should be to go to the Barnard Registrar's Office (107 Milbank), where you will receive further guidance as to how to proceed.

DEFERRED EXAMS:
Click  here for more info.
Students may defer an exam ONLY in cases of acute illness or personal emergency on the day of the exam. If you need to request a deferral, you must:

  1. Contact your instructor FIRST
  2. THEN Contact  the Dean of Studies Office (212-854-2024) on the day of the exam, before the scheduled start of the exam. (There will be staff in the Dean of Studies Office as early as 8am during exam period).
  3. You may be asked to provide documentation of your illness; the staff in the Dean of Studies Office can talk with you about how to share documentation.
  4. If the instructor approves your request, the dean will explain next steps. Deferred final exams for the fall term will be administered in January, at the end of the first week of classes, by the Registrar's Office. It is your responsibility to check the registrar's website the previous week for the time and location of your deferred exam. Your eventual final grade for the course will be joined on your transcript by an "X," which signifies that you deferred the final.
Please be aware that deferred exams cannot be requested in advance of exam week. If you need to make arrangements to take an exam at another time due to circumstances not having to do with illness, then you must speak to your instructor directly

ILLNESS DURING EXAM: 

If you become ill during an examination:
  1. inform the proctor
  2. hand in the exam, and
  3. go directly to Health Services.
If you've completed less than 40 minutes of a two-hour exam or less than one hour of a three-hour exam, you should qualify for a deferred exam (see above.) If you leave the exam more than 40 minutes into a two-hour exam or more than an hour into a three-hour exam, you'll be graded on the basis of the work you've completed to that point.

INCOMPLETES:Incompletes are to be given only in cases of illness, personal emergency, or other compelling circumstances. If you need to request an incomplete, and the instructor is amenable, pick up a copy of the incomplete form at the Registrar's Office, or online at the Registrar's site and proceed from there. (Please note that incompletes apply only to coursework exclusive of the final examination. For information about deferring exams, see above.) Click  here for more info.

GRADES:Final grades are indeed final. Grades may be changed only in cases of clerical error or in the event that for some unusual reason the instructor needs to reevaluate the work of the entire class. Grades may not be recalculated on the basis of reexamination or the submission of  additional or revised work.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY:As you write papers or complete exams, whether in a proctored environment or in the comfort of your residence hall, keep the College's Honor Code in mind. Under pressure, it can sometimes be tempting to make a regrettable decision, such as using untrustworthy and undocumented sources, collaborating on an exam, not following proper citation methods on a paper, or claiming someone else's work as your own. Keep in mind that doing something that might violate the Honor Code is never, ever the way to respond to a  difficult or pressured academic situation. There's always a better choice. Please also be aware that any misrepresentation of your circumstances in order to obtain an exam deferral or an incomplete is a violation of the Honor Code. 


ACADEMIC PROBATION or SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS WARNING:Please be advised that if you are on academic probation or SAP warning, incompletes or deferrals may have an impact on your academic standing. To discuss your probationary status, please contact the Dean of Studies Office at 212-854-2024. For more information, see the Dean of Studies webpage.  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Self-Care & Resources Reminder



The end of semester may bring a decrease in sleep and an increase in stress for many of us.  Many of us experience distressing life events that don't stop just because we're busy with schoolwork.  Some studies have shown that watching fish is relaxing and lowers your blood pressure.  In case that helps, please enjoy this video.  For times when that's not enough, there are resources on campus where you can find peers, professionals, and space to get some support.  Below are just a few examples:


Furman Counseling Center offers several forms of support for Barnard students:
  • Our counselors offer one-hour workshops throughout the year to help students develop personal skills in a variety of areas, such as maintaining balance, stress management, romantic well-being, and smart emotional living. Watch for announcements and flyers about these workshops on the FY Blog and in the residence halls.




Your class deans are available to meet with you by appointment and during walk-in hours.  Click this link to make an appointment or see when walk-ins are.  Need to see someone but can't find an available time that fits in your schedule?  Call the Dean of Studies office at 212-854-2024 any time 9-5, Monday through Friday.
  • Worried about a class? Confused about program filing?  Just need a friendly, nonjudgmental listener?  Have a question but aren't sure whom to ask?  We're here for all this and more.



Well Woman is the health promotion program and wellness center at Barnard College. Our mission is to promote the health and wellness of Barnard students through a variety of programming activities. Our philosophical approach to wellness focuses on an integration of body, mind and spirit, which moves us toward a more proactive, healthier existence. We use as our model the Wellness Wheel which includes physical, intellectual, occupational, emotional, social and spiritual, service and cultural dimensions which represent all aspects of human growth. The open center of the wellness wheel reflects the notion that each "spoke" impacts on the others and that we cannot be truly healthy if we neglect any aspect of the wheel. However, it is important to remember that gaining total wellness is a journey and a process that continues throughout life.












Your RA and Res Life staff are on site, trained, and ready to listen and support you.





Nightline is an anonymous, nonjudgmental peer listening hotline that primarily serves the Columbia/Barnard community and its affiliates by providing them with a listening and referral service. Staffed by committed, caring, and trained Columbia/Barnard undergraduates, Nightline offers a safe space for you to talk about anything that is on your mind. Operating by the mottos, "We are here to listen" and "We are here to get you through the night," Nightline is here to listen to anything you have to say; no problem is too big or too small.
  • Nightline is here to listen every night of the academic year from 10:00PM-3:00AM at (212) 854-7777.
  • Anonymous: All Nightline peer listeners, excluding the Directors of Nightline (who no longer take calls) are anonymous, and remain so during the entirety of their time at Barnard/Columbia. Callers also have the privilege of anonymity--listeners do not ask callers to identify themselves, nor do they have means to gather this information. The phones used by Nightline have no caller ID.
  • Nonjudgmental: No matter what you want to talk about, be it sexual orientation, depression, eating disorders, family, friends, or just stress, we are willing to listen and will never judge a caller on what you have to say. No problem is too big or too small.

Milestone: last day of classes of your first semester of college



It's hard to believe that it's already the last day of classes.  You've almost made it through your first semester of college, although it probably feels that the end is nowhere in sight as you contemplate everything that needs to be done in the next two weeks.  We hope that you'll remember to do a few things over the next two weeks in addition to studying:
  • Sleep!
  • Get some exercise.
  • Eat some veggies.
  • Take some slow, deep breaths.
  • Have some social time somewhere other than the library.
  • Most importantly: be kind to yourself and your peers.
And remember that your performance on a final exam represents your performance on a final exam...no more, no less. For each one, study hard, do your best, and then move on. You're almost there!

More helpful tips -- and some relaxation exercises -- on the Furman Counseling Center website:  https://barnard.edu/counseling/resources/anxiety


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Help/Workshop Room Schedules during Reading Period



Need some last minute study help before finals begin? Check out the schedule below to see what departments will have Help Rooms during reading week and when:

Biology: Help Room will not be open during reading week

Chemistry:

Computer Science: Help Room will not be open during reading week

Economics: Help Room open on 12/13 from 7:00-9:00 PM in 117 Barnard

Math: Open 12/12 and 12/13 during normal hours, open 12/14 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

College Algebra – Analytic Geometry, Calculus I, II and III courses - 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. (staffed by Barnard undergrads 6-10 p.m.) in 333B Milbank

Calculus IV and Higher Math courses - 9 AM - 6 PM in 406 Mathematics 

Physics: Help Room will not be open during reading week

Spanish: Open 12/12 and 12/13 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM in 303 Altschul

Statistics: Help Room will not be open during reading week



Friday, December 8, 2017

IMPORTANT: Please double-check your schedule if you're registered for FYSB-BC1113 FEMINIST FUTURES


Please note updated end-time -- correct meeting times for this class are: 
Tuesdays    5:40pm-6:55pm
Thursdays   5:40pm-6:55pm

Due to a computer error, the end-time was previously incorrectly listed as 6:25pm in myBarnard/Student Planning. So if you registered for this class, please double-check your Spring 2018 schedule to make sure you don't now have a scheduling conflict.

Thank you to those of you who alerted us to this issue!

Deadline: Current registration period ends TODAY/FRIDAY, 9:45 p.m.



Still need a FY Writing or FY Seminar class?

Forgot to sign up for a lab or discussion section?

Changed your mind about something you thought you wanted to take?

Still waitlisted for something and need to add a Plan B in case it doesn't work out?

Don't yet have 12 (minimum) or 15 (recommended) credits on your spring 2018 schedule?

You have until 9:45 p.m. Today/Friday to add and drop courses for spring 2018.

(See Columbia Academic Calendar or Barnard First-Year Deadlines gBear Calendar for upcoming add/drop periods)

You do not need to get your adviser's approval again to add and drop courses during this period, though of course please consult as needed for advice.


UPDATED: Sections of FY Seminar and PE that currently have space available

Still need a FY Seminar or PE class for your Spring 2018 schedule or want to change the one you have?

Things will of course change once people start adding and dropping, but as of the timestamp on this post, the following sections have space:

FY Writing:

  • ENGL-BC1211-03 FY WRITING: LEGACY OF MEDIT
  • ENGL-BC1211-05: FY WRITING: LEGACY OF MEDIT


  • FYSB-BC1105-01 LANGUAGE AND POWER
  • FYSB-BC1107-01 RACE,SCIENCE&REPRDCTV JUSTICE 
  • FYSB-BC1138-01 FREE SPEECH IN AGE OF NEOLIB
  • FYSB-BC1170-03 LEGACY OF MEDITERRANEAN II
  • FYSB-BC1216-01 REVOLUTION:LOCKE TO LUXEMBOURG
  • FYSB-BC1270-02 THE AMERICAS II
  • FYSB-BC1298-01 THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS
  • FYSB-BC1466-01 SUSTAINABILITY
  • FYSB-BC1601-02 REACTING TO THE PAST


PE:

  • PHED-BC1510-02 CAMPUS CONDITIONING
  • PHED-BC1692-01 QI GONG
  • PHED-BC1693-01 BEGINNING YOGA


I you have trouble finding a spot, please visit the First-Year Dean during your registration appointment.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Course Evaluations: what are they and why should you do them?

At the end of each semester, Barnard students are asked to evaluate their courses via evaluation forms in CourseWorks/Canvas.

Student feedback is used in two ways:
  • The faculty incorporate student feedback as they continuously revise and enhance their courses.
  • Data from these surveys are key elements in how the College evaluates teaching during the reappointment, tenure and promotion processes.

Confidentiality
In the CourseWorks system, the identity of respondents is confidential; responses are not linked to the student who submitted them.  As an additional step, instructors cannot view any responses at all until after their course grades have been submitted. The CourseWorks system allows instructors to send an email to "nonrespondents" to encourage participation, but they cannot identify which particular students have or have not completed the evaluation.

Grade Blocks for nonresponding students
Students are requested to submit all assigned evaluation forms for all courses. To encourage participation, Barnard students (except for graduating seniors) who don't submit all the evaluation forms for a Barnard course (whether filled in completely, partially, or not at all) will be blocked from viewing their grade online in that course for three (3) weeks after the deadline.

Dates & Deadlines:
You should by now have received an email informing you about Course Evaluations.  Access evaluations on CourseWorks Canvas, or by clicking a link in any of the reminder notification emails sent.  Evaluations are completely anonymous.  To request a reset/retake please email courseworks@barnard.edu and provide the full course ID.  IMATS cannot move responses, nor see them to provide you a copy (recall that evaluations are anonymous).

  • Dec. 4:  Evaluations are available to fill out via CourseWorks/Canvas
  • Dec. 14, 11:59 p.m.:  Deadline to submit evaluations
  • Jan. 5:  First day you can view your grades if you don't submit evaluations
Questions?
Technical difficulties?


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

DON'T WORRY if current-semester recitation or discussion section says "canceled" -- it is NOT canceled




Several of you have let us know that some current, fall-semester recitation sections are now showing up in red and as "canceled" in Student Planning.  Don't worry about this! They are not canceled.

Since you don't receive separate credit or a separate grade for these sections, they are coded differently in they system, which is causing them to show up in this way, but you are still registered!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Summer Research (and funding!) opportunity: Barnard Summer Research Institute -- Open House FRIDAY



SRI (Summer Research Institute) is a 10-week program for Barnard students who want to conduct scientific research during the summer. You can work with faculty at Barnard or elsewhere in the city. The SRI will provide a common experience for all students. It will also provide you the option of living in Barnard’s subsidized summer housing. Your research experience will be supplemented with academic and skill-building experiences, lectures, social events and a capstone poster event at the summer’s end.

SRI Open House
Friday, December 8, 12:00-1:00pm, 
James Room, Barnard Hall.

ADVICE: Double-check your schedule to make sure you're registered for the right classes


This add/drop/registration week is a good opportunity to double-check your schedule in myBarnard/Student Planning to make sure you're fully and correctly registered for everything you meant to register for. 

If you see a problem that you can't resolve by adding/dropping on your own, please contact the registrar, registrar@barnard.edu, Milbank 107.

Registration/add/drop is open all week Monday to Friday. 9:30am-9:45pm

Want to make any changes to your Spring 2018 schedule?
Got in off a waiting list and now want/need to add/drop another class?
Want/need to switch sections of FY Seminar?

Now's your chance!  Registration/add/drop is open all week












Not sure when your current or future registration times are?

Friday, December 1, 2017

Opportunity: Liman Summer Fellowship Informational TUESDAY

The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School supports undergraduate students working in the public interest.  The Liman Summer Fellowship offers students an opportunity to participate in public interest law projects.  Past fellows have worked on issues relating to immigrants' rights, workers' rights, prison conditions, educational adequacy, reproductive rights, and juvenile rights.

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply.  Application deadline: Jan. 30.

Learn more and hear from Barnard students who participated last summer:


NEW CLASS: Dada & Surrealism -- no prereqs & open to First-Years!

Looking to add a class to your Spring 2018 schedule when registration/add/drop reopens next week?

Check this out:


IMPORTANT: Double-check your spring schedule if you registered for FILM-UN1000-01: INTRO TO FILM & MEDIA STUDIES


Correct meeting times for this class are: 
Tuesdays   1:10 PM - 2:25 PM
Thursdays 1:10 PM - 3:55 PM*  
     *note later time on Thursdays

Due to a computer error, the Thursday end-time was not correctly listed in myBarnard/Student Planning, during the November Registration week. So if you registered for this class, please double-check your Spring 2018 schedule to make sure you don't now have a scheduling conflict.

Thank you to those of you who alerted us to this issue!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Repost: Follow us!


Missing important information?  
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Go to the page --> Under "Following," select "See First"

Want to be sure you're not missing deadlines or risking being charged late fees?  

Add Barnard First-Year Deadlines to your gBear Calendar and set up the recommended reminder settings.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Final Exam Schedule & Exam Conflict and Hardship Policies



The detailed, course-by-course final examination schedules for fall 2017 are availalbe online.

Barnard:
https://barnard.edu/events/final-examinations-fall-2017

Columbia:
https://ssol.columbia.edu/?tran[1]_tran_name=scel

Please note the following important advice and instructions from the Barnard Registrar (also above the Barnard schedule on the website):


Not all examinations are scheduled in the room in which the classes have met.  Check carefully for possible changes.
Any changes or additions to the exam schedule will appear in bold italics.
Please note that procedures listed on the Columbia master schedule DO NOT apply to Barnard students.  If you have exam conflict (two exams at the same time) or exam hardship (defined as three exams within a 24-hour period or four exams within a 48-hour period), please go to the Barnard College Registrar's Office.

FREE Web Development Courses



Athena Digital Design Agency (ADDA): Our mission is to champion and inspire Barnard women on their journey into coding literacy through web development. Participants will begin by learning the fundamentals of web design so they can be competitive in the new economy.

Athena Digital Design Agency will be offering the following courses in Spring 2018:

1. HTML/CSS Course:
This class is perfect for students who would like to learn the basics of web development! Students will successfully complete several websites by the completion of this course. NO CODING EXPERIENCE or computer science background will be required for participation and applications will be open to only Barnard students.
2. JavaScript Course:
This class is for students to learn to develop their own interactive games and web applications. This class is recommended for students who have already taken the ADDA HTML/CSS course, or have equivalent coding experience. Python and other functional programming languages are not required, and will not be taught.
Key Deadlines:
Application Opens: 12/1/2017
Early-bird deadline: 12/8/2017 (first 10 applicants will receive guaranteed admission)
Regular deadline: 12/23/2017

What to do if you missed the Nov. 17 Registration/Adviser Permission Deadline or need to make changes to your spring 2018 schedule


If you missed the Nov. 17 deadline to receive adviser permission and register for classes, don't panic.  You are late, but it is not too late to do something about this.

What to do in some common scenarios:

1.  If you have not received your adviser's permission to register and are therefore not registered for any classes, please contact and meet with your adviser ASAP to discuss course selection and obtain your adviser's permission to register online. Once you get this permission, you'll be able to register when the next registration/add/drop period begins on Monday, December 4.


2.  If you are registered but are not in the minimum 12 credits due to waitlists or other issues, we hope you will be admitted from waitlists in the near future.  If you're still not in 12 credits when the next add/drop period begins on Monday, December 4, you may wish to add a "plan B" option then.


3.  If you registered on time but want/need to make changes to your schedule (add, drop, join new waiting lists, etc.), don't worry!  It's not too late at all!  All students who have adviser permission to register may add/drop courses during upcoming add/drop periods and during the beginning-of-semester "shopping period."


3.  If you registered on time but want/need to make changes to your FY Writing or FY Seminar registration, you may do so during upcoming add/drop periods, but you may not change FYW/FYS sections once the semester begins.  If you're having trouble finding sections with space, please visit the FY Dean.


And it's never too late to add First-Year Deadlines to your gBear Calendar and set up reminders so you never miss another deadline!

Want to go to Paris? First-Year/Sophomore info session about Barnard/Sciences Po program



Are you a first-year or a sophomore considering studying abroad in Paris? Interested in a joint program from Barnard and a prestigious French university?

Come learn about Sciences Po in Paris, and the opportunity to do simultaneously your last year at Barnard and your first year of graduate school in France!

Sciences Po, B.A./M.A. Program
Information Session with Dean Wendy Garay
Friday, December 1, 12-1 pm, 502 Diana

Monday, November 27, 2017

RSVP today (Monday) to attend Study Abroad Lunch Seminar with Consulate General of Sweden

The Consulate General of Sweden wishes to invite you to a Study Abroad Lunch Seminar at Columbia University - Deutsches Haus on November 29, 12.00-13.00.

You will have a chance to learn about Sweden’s higher education system and what programs are offered, hear from an American student who recently returned to the U.S. after studying in Sweden, as well as ask any questions you might have to the Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research.

Food and bev­erages will be catered by NYC-based Swedish coffee chain FIKA.

The event is free and open to the public, but registra­tion is required. To reserve your place, please email emma.lindgren@gov.se no later than Monday, No­vember 27.



Monday, November 20, 2017

Econ Help Room open after Thanksgiving Break as usual

The Economics Help Room hopes you had a good Thanksgiving break and will re-open tonight,  Monday, November 27.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Spring registration deadline: 9:45 p.m. TONIGHT, Friday 11/17/17


Online registration ENDS at 9:45 p.m. tonight -- be sure you are registered (green) for at least 12 credits by that point to avoid possible late fees.


You will still have additional opportunities to adjust your schedule during upcoming add/drop periods in December and early January, and then again during the "shopping period" during the first two weeks of next semester. 

When can you make changes to your schedule?  Find out in one of several ways:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

FY Writing or FY Seminars full? Try again later today, or tomorrow

Students who may have double-registered for FYS/FYW classes are now dropping extra sections as directed.  Some who were having technical difficulties are getting help from the registrar to drop extra sections.  

This means that more space is becoming available in these classes, so please check again later today or tomorrow if you weren't able to get into one during your registration time.  

Still can't find one?  Come visit FY Dean Walk-In Hours Friday 12:30-1-15.

IMPORTANT: Please drop "extra" sections of FY Seminar or FY Writing ASAP



As a reminder, students may not register for more than one section of FY Seminar or FY Writing.  You may "plan" (yellow) more than one FYS/FYW course, but you may not be registered (green) for more than one.There is simply not enough space to allow this, and it harms your fellow students by making them unable to register for a required course.  

If you are registered for more than one FY Seminar or FY Writing course, please immediately drop all but one.  

If you are trying to drop an extra FYS or FYW class and receive an error message, please contact or visit the Registrar ASAP.

If you are still registered for multiple sections of FY Seminar or FY Writing on Friday, Nov. 17 at 12 noon, the registrar will arbitrarily drop all but one from your schedule -- take care of this yourself ASAP if you want to have a choice in this matter.  

REPOST: Registration Week Nov. 13-17: Register during your assigned time, beginning on THURSDAY for first-year students



As a reminder, you need to meet with your adviser sometime before your first assigned registration time this week.  You are already able to plan courses, but you will not be able to register unless/until your adviser approves you for registration, and this can only happen once you have had an advising meeting.

Haven't met with your adviser yet?  Contact him/her ASAP to set up an appointment.

To register for spring courses this week:


  • Be sure you have met with your adviser*, and that he/she has granted you permission to register.  
    • *Can't reach your adviser?  Deans can help!  Check the "meet the deans" website for appointments and walk-in times.
  • Be sure you have planned (yellow) your preferred Spring 2018 courses in myBarnard/Student Planning so they'll be ready to go when your registration time begins.
  • Log into myBarnard and find your registration times (Academics tab --> My Registration Times link on righthand side).  
  • Log into Student Planning via myBarnard as soon as your first registration time begins on Thursday, and no later than the end of your last registration time on Friday, Nov. 17, and click the blue "REGISTER" button on the upper right.  
  • Unless a course has note informing you of special registration procedures (application, writing sample, audition, must attend first class to confirm, etc.), you will be actually registered for any course that shows up in green on your schedule.
  • Many courses will initially waitlist all students (e.g. Organic Chemistry I, Bio 1502). If you aren't able to add a class, add yourself to the waiting list and/or select a "plan B" option.
  • NOTEYou must be fully registered (green) for at least 12 credits by the end of this week, or you will be charged late fees.  There will be additional add/drop times in the coming weeks and months, along with a final "shopping" period at the beginning of the spring semester, when you will again consult with your adviser before finalizing your schedule.
Questions?  Meet with your adviser or a dean.  

REPOST: Deadline to Withdraw from a Class (requires signature!) -- THURSDAY , 4:30 p.m.


The deadline to withdraw from a course is Thursday 11/16 at 4:30 p.m. You need your adviser's signature on a withdrawal form in order to withdraw from a course.

To withdraw from a course:
  1. Make an appointment to meet with your adviser.
  2. Pick up a withdrawal form (same as the drop form) from the Registrar's office (107 Milbank), Complete the form, meet with your adviser to discuss and obtain their signature.
  3. Submit the signed form to the Registrar's office before they close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. The course will remain on your transcript with a "W" next to the number of credits, indicating that you officially withdrew from the course midway through the semester.

Remember that all students are expected to complete at least 12 points of credit per semester; if you have extenuating circumstances and believe you need to drop below 12 credits by withdrawing from a course, you must see the Office of Disability Services for special permission, which is given only under extraordinary circumstances.

Considering staying in a challenging course?  Don't forget to check out the helpful resources at http://barnard.edu/dos/academic-support.

FAQs

I tried to withdraw from a class by clicking "drop" on Student Planning, but nothing happened!
A:  See directions above -- you must meet with an adviser and submit an actual paper form (welcome to the 20th Century!) to the Registrar's office.D

I withdrew from a course following the proper procedures, but it is still on my schedule and timeline in Student Planning
A:  Don't worry!  A student will not see the W (which is a final grade) until grades are in for this semester.  But if the course is gone from Courseworks, you have successfully withdrawn from it.

REPOST: P/D/F Deadline THURSDAY 11:30 p.m. (online)


If you want to declare the Pass/D/Fail option for a fall 2017 course, the deadline to declare  is Thursday 11/16 at 11:30 p.m. through myBarnard.

FAQs:

What is P/D/F exactly?
This is a transaction between you, the computer, and the registrar.  You do not need to discuss it with your instructor.  If you elect this option, your professor will continue to grade your work like any other students and submit a final grade for you for the course.  The grade must be a “C-” or higher to earn a “P”

Am I allowed to take a particular class P/D/F?
You can find the rules governing the pass/d/fail option, as well as instructions for utilizing it, here on the Registrar's website.

How do I elect to take a class P/D/F?
You do not need your adviser's approval to select the P/D/F option, but it would be a good idea to discuss the matter with your adviser or class dean to ensure that you have thought through the decision.  Log into myBarnard and follow these directions to elect the P/D/F option.

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.

What is this "uncovering" I keep hearing about, and how/when/why would I do that?
If you elect the P/D/F option by the deadline, you will have the opportunity, at the beginning of next semester, to log into myBarnard, click on the "Pass/D/Fail Option" link in Web Adviser, and peek at what grade you would have earned had you taken the class for a letter grade.  If you like that grade, you may opt to "uncover" it and revert to letter-graded status.  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 of the following semester.

Computer Science Coffee Hour - Thurs Nov. 16, 5:30pm, Milbank 105


Barnard Computer Science Majors and Possible Majors are invited to a Coffee Hour co-hosted by Dean of Studies Natalie Friedman and the three Barnard-focused advisers from CS: Professors Martha Kim, Daniel Hsu, and Alexandr Andoni.  We will be discussing planning for future semesters, and giving you the opportunity to ask questions or raise concerns.

Refreshments will be served!

When: Thursday, November 16th, 5:30-6:30pm
Where: Barnard's Milbank Hall, Room 105