Third Summer Registration
Information about BannerWeb course registration for Summer 2013 is contained in the registration booklet. The schedule of available third-summer electives for April registration will be posted here in early April.
Important course notes:
* 308, Clinical Practice with Families, is a 10-week course. Register for the Term 1 portion of this course only but leave the time slots for the Term 2 portion open on your schedule. When registration is over, OAS will register you in the Term 2 portion.
* Courses 313, Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Practice, and 337, Neurobiology and Clinical Social Work, are 5-week electives offered both terms. Do not register for the course in both terms.
* The FOAMS designations on three electives have changed, per the Sequence Chairs. If you have taken these courses, you must use the previous FOAMS designation (not the current one) when doing your degree audit:
-- 322, Beyond Combat: Clinical Social Work Theory and Practice: changed from M to A.
-- 324, Social Work Treatment with Adolescents in Culture and Context: changed from M to Free.
-- 326, Social Work and the Schools: Making the Marriage Work: changed from M to Free.
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 outlined at http://www.smith.edu/ssw/registrar_registration.php. We suggest you read this document through at least once prior to February 22, 2013.
BannerWeb Registration Dates and Times
Third-summer students will participate in BannerWeb online registration, for electives only, starting Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 3:00 pm Eastern time. Students must have completed the process by 11:00 pm Eastern time on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. OAS staff will be available by phone and email for the first hour of registration on March 3 to answer questions (but please direct technical questions to ITS, which will also be staffed, (413) 585-4487). Staff are not able to register students by phone.
When preparing for BannerWeb registration, map out your courses in advance. We strongly urge you to prioritize your remaining FOAMS rather than choosing “free” electives that may seem more interesting but don’t meet requirements. (See below for details.)
Students will not be able to register until the dates and times specified above.
Although OAS staff will run routine degree audits at the end of each registration period, students bear responsibility for meeting degree requirements. Note that students with holds on their records due to tuition balances owed, library fees, parking fines or late course evaluations will not be able to register until the holds are released by the appropriate office.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: SELF AUDIT
It is your responsibility to ensure that, by the end of BannerWeb registration, you will have registered for courses that enable you to meet all graduation requirements. Follow these instructions to check what you may need.
- Using the BannerWeb transcript of your courses and grades, add up the credits you earned in summer terms to date. Include any transfer credits that appear on the transcript.
- Most students will have a total of 42 summer credits.
- Subtract your total from 56 to determine the number of elective credits you still need to graduate. In most cases it will be 14, the equivalent of seven courses (three in Term 1 and four in Term 2). If you will need more than 7 courses or 14 credits for the degree, contact Valerie Abrahamsen, Registrar, email@example.com, before 12:00 noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, to have your maximum credits reset in Banner.
- In some cases, permission will be granted for you to take four courses in Term 1 and three in Term 2. To request permission, contact Valerie Abrahamsen, Registrar, firstname.lastname@example.org, before 12:00 noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
- To qualify for the degree, all students must successfully complete one elective from each of the following option categories (the FOAMS).
- Total credits needed to graduate (Master’s students): 131.
- Make a note of any electives below that you have already taken and passed. If the Chair changes a FOAMS designation of an elective, it is the original designation on your record, not the new one, which is used for your degree audit. (That is, if you took 360 as an F elective and the designation was changed to F/S, you cannot use the course to meet an S requirement.)
A course designated a certain FOAMS category one year (e.g., "F") may be changed the following year by the Chair (to, e.g., "F/S"); the course will only fulfill requirements of the old designation (e.g., "F" in the above example). Note: Designations are in progress as Chairs hire instructors in their Sequence.
(F) Field of Practice Policy
*0360, *0361, *0362, *0363, *0371, *0372, *0377, *0561, *0562
(O) Oppressed Populations
*0312, 0316, *0318, *0364, *0375, [*0376], *0377, 0390, 0397, , *0533 (Dismantling Institutional Racism section), *0560, *0561, *0562, *0590, [*0591], *0592, 0595, *5534
(A) Advanced Social Theory
0310, *0312, *0314, *0315, *0318, 0322, , 0325, 0536, , *0599, *5534, 5535, 5536
(M) Multiperson Modality
0306, 0307, 0308 (10-week course), 0309, *0314, *0315, 0317, 
(S) Social Welfare Policy Elective
*0318, *0360, *0361, *0362, *0363, *0364, 0368, *0371, *0372, 0373, 0374, *0375, [*0376], *0377, *0533 (Dismantling Institutional Racism section), *0560, *0561, *0562, *0590, [*0591], *0592, *0599
These electives, coded "Free" count toward the degree but not toward the FOAMS: 0311, 0313, 0320, 0324, 0326, 0327, , 0335, 0337, , 0339, 0340, 0392, , , 0506, 0514, , 0533 (most sections), 0534, , , , , , 0582, 0597
*A course that is cross-listed (e.g., O/S). A cross-listed course may not be used to satisfy two options in your schedule.
Please note: Bracketed courses are not offered this year but may be on your transcript from a previous year. This site will contain the most up-to-date information.
In the FOAMS categories above where you have not yet satisfied the degree requirement, refer to the electives schedule on the website to find courses so coded; they are listed by term. All other courses in your schedule may be “free” electives. Electives coded “3rd sum” or “Sr” on the schedule are exclusively open to third-summer students but not required. Click on “Supplement to Course Listings” at the bottom of the Course Listings page to view the descriptions of these electives designed for your class alone.
At the end of your four-day registration period you should have seven (7) courses: three in Term 1 and four in Term 2 (or, if you’ve requested a change, four in Term 1 and three in Term 2), with elective requirements met. Extra courses may be added during the Course Add period, April 14 (starting 3:00 pm Eastern Time) through April 17 (ending 11:00 pm Eastern time). The maximum number of courses you will have on your schedule is five courses in a term. (Caution: when using BannerWeb during the Course Add period, it is inadvisable to drop a course needed to meet degree requirements, since most other courses that might fulfill your requirement are probably full.) Schedules shall be considered preliminary until classes begin.
For detailed descriptions of courses and the course Supplement, go to the online course listings on the website. New electives must run for three years before they are considered for addition to the permanent online course listings.
Changes can and often do occur after registration. If you are registered for a course that changes term or meeting time, OAS will send a notice of the change to you, attempt to register you again in the changed offering, and follow up if there is a time conflict.