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Undergraduate Studies

FAQs

How Do I Get Advised?

Step 1. Make an appointment with your advisor. You can email them, call them, or drop by their office to schedule an appointment.

Step 2. Before meeting with your advisor, you should do the following things:

Step 2a. Keep an up-to-date curriculum sheet (found on the shelving unit outside of Bogard Hall 210) with all of the classes you have completed and the grades you have made. This will help you know what classes you need to take and make sure you meet all of the pre-requisites.

Step 2b. Fill out an advising form (found on the shelving unit outside Bogard Hall 210) with the appropriate quarter, your name, CWID, and the course numbers, call numbers, and times of the classes you want to take.

-Class availability can be found by logging on to BOSS and selecting "Course Sections" under "Courses."

-Pay attention to the pre-requisites. If you do not meet them, you will not be able to register for that class.

Step 2c. Check to see if you have any registration holds.

Step 3. Meet with your advisor. You must bring these things with you to your advisor meeting:

Up-to-date curriculum sheet filled out with the classes you have completed and the associated grades,

Filled out advising form with the classes you want to take for the advising quarter, and

A pen to sign your advising form or make any necessary changes.

Show up a few minutes early to your advising appointment. Do not be late!

Step 4. After you and your advisor have agreed on classes, be sure that both of you have signed your advising sheet and that you have been released to register for classes. 

How Do I Register for Classes?

Step 1. After you have been advised and cleared for registration, find out when you can register for classes.

Step 1a. Go to boss.latech.edu.

Step 1b. On the left side, select, "Critical Registration Dates." These days and times are associated with the total number of attempted hours.

Step 2. When the Registration Date for your classification and time comes, follow these steps:

Step 2a. Go to boss.latech.edu.

Step 2b. Click on "Student BOSS Login."

Step 2c. Enter CWID and BOSS PIN.

Step 2d. Under "Registration," click "Drop and Add Classes."

Step 2e. In the blank boxes, enter the call numbers for your desired classes. Click "Submit."

Step 2f. To double check that you are registered for these classes, go to "Registration" and click "Student Schedule." This will show you your schedule for the appropriate quarter.

Step 3. To confirm or pay for your classes, go to "Student Records" and click "Account Summary/Payments." You can pay for your classes here or confirm your classes.

**If you do not confirm or pay for your classes by the purge date, you will lose all of your classes.**

To find out the purge date:

Go to boss.latech.edu.

On the left side, select "Payment Deadlines and Purge Dates."

How Do I Find My BOSS PIN?

There are three ways to get your BOSS PIN: in person, by e-mail, or by fax.

IN PERSON: Bring your Tech ID to the Registrar's Office (Keeny Hall 207), and someone in that office will look it up.

E-MAIL: From your Tech e-mail, send a request for your BOSS PIN # to registrar@latech.edu. Include your full name, social security number, and birth date. Someone in the Registrar's Office will send it to you in an e-mail.

FAX: Fax a signed request for your BOSS PIN to (318) 257-4041. Include your full name, social security number, birth date, telephone number, and the fax number you want your PIN sent to. Someone in the Registrar's Office will fax your PIN to the number you designated.

How Do I Find My Advisor?

Step 1. Go to boss.latech.edu.

Step 2. Click on "Student BOSS Login."

Step 3. Enter your CWID and BOSS PIN.

Step 4. Under "Student Records," click "Advisor."

How Do I Remove A Hold?

Step 1. To view your holds, go to boss.latech.edu.

Step 2. Click on "Student BOSS Login."

Step 3. Enter your CWID and BOSS PIN.

Step 4. Under "Student Records," click "Holds" to see the department name, office location, and phone number to contact to resolve the HOLD issue.

Only that office can remove the HOLD.

How Do I Change My Major?

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:

Step 1. Complete the Major Change Form (found on the shelving unit outside of Bogard 210).

Step 2. Take the filled out form to your current advisor or the Undergraduate Studies Office for their signature.

Step 3. Then, take the form to your new department for their signature.

Step 4. After you have both signatures, take the form to the Registrar's Office (Keeny Hall 207).

STUDENT ATHLETES:

Note 1. You will need the two signature mentioned above and the Assistant Athletic Director for Academics' signature (Thomas Assembly Center 102).

Note 2. After you have the three signatures, take the form to the Registrar's Office (Keeny Hall 207).

Changes made after ninth class of the quarter will be effective next quarter.

How Do I Resign from the University?

Dropping all of your classes for the quarter constitutes resigning from the University. 

Step 1. Completely fill out a resignation card (found on the shelving unit outside of Bogard 210).

Step 2. Obtain all of the applicable signatures on the front and back of the card.

Step 3. After you get all of the appropriate signatures, submit the card to the Registrar's Office (Keeny Hall 207).

Step 4. Turn in your Tech ID card to the Tech Express Office (Student Center).

Do not just walk away without processing a resignation. There are substantial financial aid and grade penalties that can negatively impact any future education endeavors. 

How Do I Drop A Class?

A couple of reminders:

Note 1. Check with Financial Aid. Dropping a class could cause you to lose TOPS, financial aid, or scholarships.

Note 2. Check availability of classes on your curriculum sheet.  Dropping a class could push your graduation to a later quarter.

Step 1. Fill out an Add/Drop Form (found on the shelving unit outside Bogard Hall 210).

Step 2. Bring the filled out form to your advisor or the Undergraduate Studies Office for their signature.

Step 3. After they sign it, bring it to the Registrar's Office (Keeny Hall 207).