February 2020
Owl Families,

February is upon us already! We hope that you and your student are having an Owltastic start of the spring semester. Remember that our office of New Student Transition and Family engagement is always available to answer any questions or concerns that you all may have.

All the best,
FAU New Student Transition and Family Engagement
Family Helpline: 1-888-328-8411
Summer Classes at FAU!
Families, encourage your student to consider enrolling in a summer class or two or three. Florida Atlantic University is committed to helping students progress through their degree and graduate on time or early. The Summer 2020 schedule offers a large selection of on and off campus options including over 350 online, 700+ on campus in Boca Raton, Davie, and Jupiter, as well as faculty led study abroad and internships.

Summer courses taken early in a student’s academic career have a positive impact.
• Lightens the load later in a more intense semester
• Decreases the time to graduation
• Decreases the overall cost of education
• Helps a student focus on a difficult subject
• Broadens global awareness in faculty-led study abroad 
• Helps students meet the state summer enrollment requirement*

Financial Aid is available in summer to eligible students. The Pell Grant program, Florida Pre-paid and Bright Future Scholarships can be used to pay for summer credits!

Housing – Housing contracts are available for the full or half summer starting March 1.

Registration opens: March 23, 2020
For more information visit: FAU.edu/summer

* Florida Board of Governors regulation 6.016 –Students entering a university in the State University System with fewer than 60 semester hours are required to earn a minimum of nine credit hours in one or more summer sessions at one of the state universities in Florida before graduation. 
University Advising Corner

Can’t Have One Without the Other:
Graduation Progress and Financial Resources

  Academic success & finances go hand in hand!

  • How well a student does in their classes affects their semester and overall GPA, which has a significance influence on their federal, state, and institutional financial assistance. Funds that are affected can include scholarships, grants, and/or loans depending on the requirements of the specific funding source that may be used to pay for course tuition and fees as well as housing and meal plans.

  • Grades are a source of currency. Depending on whether a student passes their registered classes or not can change the amount of the financial assistance awarded and/or continued.

  • Grades also contribute to credit hours earned. The difference between how many credit hours students may earn vs. credit hours that they have attempted is very important to keeping a good pace towards graduation, because this ratio can also determine the amount of assistance awarded and/or continued to pay for future coursework, fees, and books.

  • Encourage students to meet with their academic advisor and coaches! We can help students learn more about academic policies, teach them how to sign up for tutoring, encourage them to attend all classes, visit professor’s and/or teaching assistant’s office hours, and use other campus resources.

  • Registration advising for the summer and fall semesters have begun! Please encourage your students to schedule an appointment now to avoid long lines in March, when the registration opens for the summer and fall semesters.

       Math Learning Center
        FAU Academic Calendar
       Success Network

Marsha Saddler, University Advising Services Liaison to Families
advisingservices@fau.edu |  www.fau.edu/uas   | 561-297-3064

Mark your calendars!
Mark your calendars the 2020 Football schedule is here! Secure your spot for every game. Get your 2020 season ticket deposit! 
Career Fairs
Families please inform your students to save the dates for this months Career Fairs. Let them know to please RSVP on Handshake and reach out to the Career Center if they have any questions.
  • Tuesday, February 4 at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - College of Nursing Career and Internship Fair

  • Thursday, February 13 at Recreation and Fitness center 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Career Expo

  • Thursday, February 20 at Recreation Center 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - FAU Accounting summer Leadership, Internship and Career Fair
FAU Career Center
Other Important Dates in February
Here are some events to encourage your students to participate in and dates to keep in mind:  
  • Monday, February 10: Last day to Drop w/25% Tuition Adjustment
  • Tuesday, February 11: Personal Library Tours at 12 p.m.-12:50 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 12: Immigration Workshop at 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 19: Make a Difference Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 20: Lavender Lunch at 12 p.m.

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