The Alert Program
Learning is a matter of committing both time and energy to your studies.
What does this mean? For every hour in class, you should be spending two to three hours studying. Some subjects may be more demanding than others. If you find one course
harder than another, you must devote more time and energy to that difficult course. How do you commit more time and energy?
Are you taking too many courses?
If you are having difficulty with your courses because you aren't giving them all the time they demand, you have two choices: find more time or talk to an academic advisor.
Ask about the advantages and disadvantages of dropping the course: loss of financial aid or health insurance, and the impact on immigration status or quality point requirements of the retention system.
There are approximately eight weeks left in the semester. If the decision to drop a course is reasonable for you, then there are two steps that must be completed.
First, you must contact your academic advisor. Second, you must officially drop the course using myUMBC by 4/17/2012.
You have the time; you're studying hard. Yet, you're not doing well. You may not be using appropriate study techniques, and/or you may need tutoring:
- The Learning Resources Center, ACIV 345: tutoring and study skills consultations (x52444)
- Student Support Services, ACIV 345: tutoring, academic support, and personal counseling (x53250)
- Biological Sciences Tutorial Center, BS 011: biology tutoring
- Chemistry Tutorial Center, Meyr 145: chemistry tutoring (x52504)
- Computer Science Help Center, ITE 201E: computer science help (x56336)
- The Math Gym, 4th floor of the Math & Psychology building
The Math Gym is an exciting new place at UMBC to "exercise" your math muscles. The Math Gym provides personal trainers to help you build up your foundational math physique and all mathematical skills necessary for success in your courses. We are open Sunday-Thursdays 5-9pm and on Fridays from 3-5pm. No appointment is necessary; just walk in and ask for a workout. Come join us in the math department lounge and see the results!