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e.advisor - August 2015

Registered for the 2015-2016 School Year?
The Fall 1 term begins Monday, August 17. Register now to avoid the hassle of wait-listed courses. It's important to register early as classes with low enrollments can be cancelled prior to the first day of term. You can register yourself using Banner Self-Service, completing an online registration form, or contacting your academic advisor directly. Find SPS course schedules here

Graduating in October or December of 2015? Don't Forget Your Application for Degree
If you anticipate graduating from your undergraduate degree or certificate program in October or December, please complete an online graduation application through Banner Self-Service by Wednesday, September 30. Your advisor will complete a graduation audit once he or she receives your application. The audit confirms that you have met the minimum overall GPA of 2.0, the minimum number of credit hours for the degree, specific course requirements of the degree, and that your transfer courses are congruent with our transfer policy. Students who have previously applied for graduation must complete the application through Banner-Self Service even if a graduation audit has already been completed.

Partnership Corner
Please be sure to turn in your tuition reimbursement forms to your employer for the fall term! You can find your registration information in Banner Self Service. Please contact your employer for additional details on tuition forms and deadlines. If you have any questions about your registration, please contact Lana Kelly Hilliard, Community Outreach Coordinator.

Attention Project Management Minor and Certificate Students
SLU sponsored PM Breakfast on campus. Join the "P.M. in the A.M. for Busy Professionals" series continues at Saint Louis University, with a presentation by Dr. Matt Grawitch on "Reducing the Pain of Change Management." Changes in projects are common and may be deleterious or beneficial-project changes affect the cost, the scheduling, and the risks that impact project success, both directly and indirectly, so we must do anything we can do to enhance our change management performance. When & Where: Friday, August 14, 2015, from 7:30 to 8:45, at the Center for Workforce and Organizational Development, Enter the Wool Center, 3545 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63103. Register at here.

Financial Aid Update
Important Notice: Due to University-wide system updates the weekend of July 31st, the Fall 2015 payment due date has been moved to August 5th.

Refunds: Students who have aid which exceeds their direct billed costs
will receive a refund. Aid can be paid no sooner than 10 days prior to
the start of the semester. After aid has been applied, refunds will
either be mailed or deposited directly into a checking or savings
account. To take advantage of the electronic refund process, click on
the "refund" tab within the "Payment Suite" of your mySLU account.

Policy Reminder: Course Withdrawals
Course withdrawals can be completed in Banner Self-Service prior to the start of the term. After that date, you should contact your academic advisor to be sure that all withdrawal procedures are followed. Notifying the instructor or not going to class does not constitute formal withdrawal. Click here to view the tuition refund schedule for specific deadlines.

Save the Date for the SPS Trivia Night
The 7th Annual SLU School for Professional Studies Trivia Night to benefit student scholarships will be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Online registration begins August 15, 2015 and includes Vito's pizza online ordering options. Please contact Lisa Masters, SPS Development Officer, at (314) 977-3938 or if you would like to volunteer for the event or contribute a gift for the auction.

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Save These Dates

Fall 1 Scholarship Deadlines

New Student Orientation

Project Management Breakfast

Fall 1 Term Begins

Early September Online Info Session

Labor Day

Late September Online Info Session

SPS Events Calendar

Study Tip of the Month

Don't try to do all your studying the night before the test. Instead space out your studying, review class materials at least several times a week, focusing on one topic at a time.

Reflect and Connect

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"- Nelson Mandela

Take time to think about all the importance of education and pat yourself on the back for getting another step closer to your goals.

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