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Please note that schedules have been deactivated in Bannerweb. We will notify students via email when they become viewable.

By now you should have received a postcard informing you of upcoming registration dates and times (if you have not received this postcard, please send your update address to the Office of Academic Support Services at sswoas@smith.edu to ensure you receive future mailings). For information on how to complete BannerWeb course registration for Summer 2014, please read the Registration booklet (click here); you should plan to read it at least once by March 14, 2014. To get registration dates and times, please click on the links provided specific to your class year.

Contact us: sswoas@smith.edu
(413) 585-7989

Academic Policies

For all academic policies, including transferring course credit and waiving courses, please refer to the Master's Program Handbook and observe all deadlines.

Class Block Chart

Unshaded areas on the chart below represent official class meeting blocks for SSW summer academic terms. Monday evenings are reserved for the Summer Lecture Series.

Note that the Banner database system, which produces class meeting schedules and other information, uses "R" to designate "Thursday." Thus, for example, if you have a class that meets on Tues. and Thurs., the designation will be "T R."

  Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
8:30-10:20 a.m.          
10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.          
1:40-3:30 p.m.          
3:40-5:30 p.m.          
7:00-8:50 p.m.          

Degree Requirements

Although the Office of Academic Support Services will run routine degree audits at the end of each registration period, students bear responsibility for meeting degree requirements.

Before reading specific registration instructions for your class, please make sure you are familiar with the school policies regarding course and graduation requirements as well as general registration information.

All credits awarded are in quarter-hours.

 

Elective Requirements (the FOAMS)

Students are required to take one elective from each of the following five categories: Field of Practice Policy (F), Oppressed Populations (O), Advanced Social Theory (A), Multi-Person Modality (M), and Social Welfare (S). No course with multiple designations may count for more than one elective option (that is, a course designated O/S may only count for O or S, not both). See additional instructions specific to your class.

Electives coded "Free" count toward the degree but not toward the FOAMS.

Elective Schedule

The elective schedule is class-specific; several courses are available to third-summer students only. Please note that it is impossible, once registration starts, to continually update course enrollments; course availability can be found through the BannerWeb registration process.

CRN

A CRN ("course reference number") is the unique four-digit Banner number assigned to a course section in a given term. For instance, course 101 section 07 in Term 1 may have the CRN 1062. Term 1 CRNs are in the range 1000–1999; Term 2 CRNs are in the range 2000–2999. You will use CRNs, not SSW course numbers, in the BannerWeb registration process.

Disability Accommodations

Students needing accommodations/assistance for registration or class schedules due to a disability should contact the Smith College Office of Disability Services as soon as possible. Laura Rauscher, Director - (413) 585-2071 (voice, TTY, TDD), lrausche@smith.edu. Appropriate medical documentation must be submitted in accordance with the college's guidelines, which can be found on the ODS website. Please allow two weeks to one month to complete this process so that arrangements can be made to assist you throughout the registration and scheduling process.

Special Circumstances

We understand that childcare, commuting, and part-time work can add stress to your very full academic schedule.

Entering students: If you have special circumstances that you would like us to consider while scheduling your required courses, please submit a request to the Office of Academic Support Services within two weeks of your acceptance to the School for Social Work. Using the MSW Special Scheduling Request form will help expedite your request. Submit it to the Office of Academic Support Services, sswoas@smith.edu, or fax, (413) 585-7994.

 

Second-summer students: If you have special circumstances that you would like us to consider while scheduling your required courses (the registration for which takes place prior to BannerWeb elective registration), please submit your request to the Office of Academic Support Services (sswoas@smith.edu or fax, (413) 585-7994). Such requests must arrive at OAS by 4:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday, March 7, 2014, in order to be considered.

 

Waitlists

Ignore messages about waitlists. In instances where a course is full, BannerWeb automatically returns a message about adding you to a waitlist; however, this is a message for Smith undergraduates, who also use BannerWeb. The School for Social Work does not utilize BannerWeb waitlists.

Add/Drop Procedures

Effective summer 2014, the Office of Academic Support Services is utilizing a new online Add/Drop procedure. A link to the online Add/Drop Google Doc form will be emailed to students prior to the start of each add/drop period. Please note: Add/Drop is for elective courses only.

Second- and Third-Summer Students

Second- and third-summer students may drop courses under the following conditions:

Deadlines for Summer 2014 are as follows:

Term 1: Begins May 5th at 8:00 a.m. and ends May 16th at 4:00 p.m.

Term 1: Begins June 2nd at 8:00 a.m. and ends June 5th at 4:00 p.m.

Term 2: Begins June 30th at 8:00 a.m. and ends July 17th at 4:00 p.m.

Click here to view the Elective Course Schedule (Updated June 25, 2014).

Withdrawal Grade

A student may obtain a final grade of W (Withdrawal) between the drop deadline and the end of the second week of a summer term by submission of a signed withdrawal form to the Office of Academic Support Services. After that date, a student may not withdraw. Students are responsible to ensure that they are meeting graduation requirements. See the Handbook (200.1B.e) for more information.

Staffing

During the academic year, staff in the Office of Academic Support Services, Lilly Hall 110, are available during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Summer hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The contact information is (413) 585-7989, sswoas@smith.edu.

 

Updated 6/25/14