The Registrar’s Office is pleased to announce the launch of a new electronic Major Certification Form. This online form replaces the old paper Senior Concentration form. The only students still required to use the paper form are University majors and December Completions in the Class of 2012. The link to the new online form will begin appearing in your portfolio tomorrow, September 22.
You can access the Major Certification Form link in the Wesleyan Career bucket in your portfolio. When you click on the link you will be brought to a landing page where all of your majors are listed. If your particular major has multiple tracks or concentrations, you will see a separate link for each. Since departments/programs do not currently require you to officially identify which track or concentration you are pursuing, you can navigate between them and see how each is progressing.
This tool is designed to directly interface with your individual academic history which means that if you have taken a course that has been pre-identified by your major as satisfying a requirement, that course will automatically pre-populate on the form and a check box will appear next to the course. If you wish to use that particular course to satisfy a requirement, you simply need to check the box, click submit, and the course will be applied.
There is also an “override” feature that allows you to propose a course outside of the pre-approved course list. You can either choose a course already posted to your academic record from a drop-down menu, or type in free-form text explaining what you would like to offer for consideration. Once you submit an override request, your advisor will be prompted to take an action similar to those currently being used in drop/add. Your advisor will be able to “approve,” “disapprove,” or click “see me” in response to your individual request.
There are also “planning text” links built into the form to accommodate departments/programs that require their students to project out and inform their advisor of how they intend to fulfill the major. Once submitted, the planning text boxes become part of the online form until you choose to update or delete them.
We envision the electronic Major Certification Form to be a useful planning tool when registering for courses. Each requirement displayed on the form contains a hyperlink to a complete list of courses that have been pre-approved to satisfy that requirement.
You can begin working with this electronic form from the moment you are accepted into a major. Please consult with your individual department/program for any form-related deadlines. Seniors will be required to submit their final version of the form at the end of Drop/Add in their final semester of their senior year for degree certification. Your department/program will use this form to certify that you have completed the requirements for the major, whereas a committee will certify that you have completed all university requirements.
We will be offering training on the Major Certification Form to juniors and seniors on the following dates:
- Wednesday, October 12 from 4:15-5:00pm in SHAN107
- Monday, October 17 from 12:00-1:00pm in SHAN107
We have posted documentation and FAQs on the registrar’s website http://www.wesleyan.edu/registrar/general_information/major_certification.html. If you have any questions regarding this new application, please contact Susan Krajewski at x2738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.