What Do You Know About Academic Records And Registration?

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What Do You Know About Academic Records And Registration?

What do you know about academic records and registration? If you want to work in the administration block of some organizations, you need to be up to date with the rules surrounding how documents should be handled. Below are questions to test your knowledge of registration processes. Give them a try and get to learn more about it. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Scenario: Timmy is having issues registering for his classes. He calls in to complain that he is receiving an error message - "Major Restriction" - when he tries to add NUR 435 to his schedule. Which of the following best illustrates how to handle the situation?
    • A. 

      Tell Timmy he needs to call his academic advisor with no further explanation

    • B. 

      After viewing the restrictions for NUR 435, you see that a student must be a Nursing major to take this course. You continue investigating and see on Timmy's fact sheet that he is classified with a Pre-Nursing major. You inform Timmy of all of this information and suggest that he may need to contact his academic advisor for permission to register for this class or for a major change to make him eligible for the course.

    • C. 

      Tell Timmy that this error message indicates that he has not met the necessary prerequisites for the class, and that he should contact his advisor for an override.

    • D. 

      Transfer the phone call to the Academic Programs and Policy Office. He is obviously having articulation issues and needs to have them look at his transcript.

  • 2. 
    Scenario: Timmy calls about registering for a Math class. He says that he was able to register for MA 098, but decided to take the placement test to see if he could take a higher Math. After the placement test, Timmy surprisingly scored high enough to take MA 105. But after some consideration, he decided that he'd better start a little lower and begin with MA 102 instead. He attempted to register and click both the class and corresponding lab for MA 102, but this time received an error message of "PREQ/TEST score." Which of the following best describes how you should handle the situation?
    • A. 

      Tell Timmy to stop calling our office.

    • B. 

      Tell Timmy to contact his academic advisor; this is not something our office handles.

    • C. 

      Check his fact sheet to verify that he is flagged for MA 105. Since 102 is less than 105, you realize that he will need permission from the Academic Programs and Policy Office to register for a lesser Math than he has qualified for. You call APP directly to handle the situation, to fully explain the situation to the student and then transfer the call to APP.

    • D. 

      Tell Timmy that he needs to select both a class and corresponding lab for MA 105; this error is indicating that he is not selecting the correct corequisite for the class.

  • 3. 
    How long do students have access to withdraw on BlazerNet?
    • A. 

      Undergraduate students have until their withdrawal deadline (about 60% of the way through the term) to withdraw on BlazerNet, and graduate students may withdraw on BlazerNet until the last day of class.

    • B. 

      Students may only withdraw on BlazerNet until the undergraduate withdrawal deadline. Graduate students may withdraw until the last day of classes, but they must submit the withdrawal in writing (either in person or via mail/fax) after the posted undergraduate deadline.

    • C. 

      All students may withdraw on BlazerNet until the last day of classes.

    • D. 

      Students cannot withdraw from their classes on BlazerNet at any time. All withdrawals must be completed in writing via the green withdrawal form or by written request through mail/fax.

  • 4. 
    Who should a student contact for their RAC?
    • A. 

      Their academic advisor

    • B. 

      The Registrar's Office

    • C. 

      The Academic Programs and Policy Office

    • D. 

      The RAC is available online on BlazerNet for students to view

  • 5. 
    On the class schedule under the Select column, what does the abbreviation "C" indicate?
    • A. 

      The class has been cancelled

    • B. 

      The class is a computer/online course

    • C. 

      The class is a cooperative exchange course

    • D. 

      The class is closed

  • 6. 
    Scenario: Timmy's friend calls about getting access to the class schedule on BlazerNet. He is a former student who graduated in Summer 2008 and who are considering coming to graduate school here. Assuming that it's the Fall term of 2009, how would you direct Timmy's friend to the class schedule?
    • A. 

      Tell Timmy's friend to use his BlazerID and strong password to log in to BlazerNet. If he does not know his former ID and password, he should reset his information through the BlazerID Central website.

    • B. 

      Politely explain to Timmy's friend that students lose access to BlazerNet within 1 year of graduation; however, he may access the class schedule online through www.uab.edu/Current Students/Class Schedule.

    • C. 

      Instruct Timmy's friend to come to our office and pick up a paper copy of the class schedule in the lobby outside Room 207 in the HUC.

    • D. 

      Tell Timmy's friend that he and Timmy need to stop bothering our office.

  • 7. 
    How can you view and/or assist a student to view the name of his academic advisor?
    • A. 

      On SFAREGS, click the "Student Term" tab and look in the Advisor block.

    • B. 

      On BlazerNet, direct the student to the Student Resources tab, then the Academic Profile channel. The advisor's name and email link are listed at the bottom of the channel.

    • C. 

      View the Student Fact Sheet on BlazerNet. All advisors are listed in the Advisor block.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    In which of the following situations should you transfer a call to AskIT?
    • A. 

      The student complains that he has a "Registration Add Error" when he tries to register for a class.

    • B. 

      The student complains that he has a "Need Valid Mailing Address" hold.

    • C. 

      The student complains that he needs his RAC to register.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    When are "BlazerID/Email" holds removed?
    • A. 

      Nightly, when the system resets

    • B. 

      Every hour on the hour

    • C. 

      Students must call AskIT to have the hold removed every time

    • D. 

      At the end of the week, there is an automatic process to remove any holds that are no longer valid. To have it removed earlier, student must contact AskIT

  • 10. 
    On the Class Schedule under the Location column, what does the abbreviation "HB" stand for?
    • A. 

      Humanities Building.

    • B. 

      Heritage Hall Building.

    • C. 

      Hill Building.

    • D. 

      Hulsey Building.

  • 11. 
    What does the term "RAC" stand for?
    • A. 

      Registrar Academic Code

    • B. 

      Regional Athletic Code

    • C. 

      Registration Access Code

    • D. 

      Residential and Academic Conduct

  • 12. 
    Scenario: Timmy is listed as a Nursing major but is having difficulty registering for NUR 391. It is an independent study class set up with a variable credit hour range from 1 to 6 hours. Timmy only needs to register for 3 hours. How does he do that?
    • A. 

      He can't register for just 3 hours, the class must be taken for 6 hours of credit.

    • B. 

      When he registers on BlazerNet, the system will automatically know how many credit hours the student should have and it will register him accordingly.

    • C. 

      Timmy will need to contact the School of Nursing to change his credit hours. This is not something that a student is able to do online in BlazerNet.

    • D. 

      When he registers on BlazerNet, the system will automatically default to the lowest number in the range - in this case, 1 hour. To register for 3 hours, Timmy must go to the "Add, Drop, or Withdraw Classes" screen and manually change the hours to 3.

  • 13. 
    If a student has an "International MA" hold, what steps should you take to completely clear the hold and enable the student to register that day (assume it's the last day to add/drop)?
    • A. 

      First, the student must have an acceptable local (non-international) mailing address on record. Once you enter this in or see that the student has done so on BlazerNet, go to SOAHOLD (or BlazerNet) and backdate the hold.

    • B. 

      The "International MA" hold deals with the student's visa status and you should, therefore, direct him to the International Scholar and Student Services Office.

    • C. 

      First, the student must have an acceptable local (non-international) mailing address on record. Once you enter this in or see that the student has done so on BlazerNet, go to SOAHOLD (or BlazerNet) and backdate the hold. Finally, you will need to go to SFARGRP and enter in a registration time ticket.

    • D. 

      First, the student must have an acceptable local (non-international) mailing address on record. Once you enter this in or see that the student has done so on BlazerNet, direct the student to the International Scholar and Student Service Office. This hold deals with the student's visa status and they will need to assist him.