Student Expectations for Spring 2023
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WSU faculty, staff, and administrators work together to deliver quality courses and services. However, occasionally mistakes happen or misunderstandings occur. When problems or issues arise, there are avenues where you can voice a complaint, petition for a change, or make an appeal.
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Need help with some of the essentials such as housing and food? You can also find help and resources for unemployment and food stamps.
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- Master Calendar
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- Student Wellness
- Campus Recreation
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
- Mental health, preparation and COVID-19
- Mask Anxiety
- Utah Department of Health: Info on COVID-19 in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, and many other languages
Diversity & Inclusion Resources
Stay Connected to Other Students
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- Brodie Taylor
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- Sydney Harris
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- Ethan Harris
"It's helped me understand the processes that go on behind the scenes to benefit student experiences."
- Morgan Sanford
Internet and Digital Resources for Students
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Checkout a Laptop, Webcam & Mobile Hotspot
Resources for Internet:
- Stewart Library WiFi Hotspot Checkout
- Accessing WSU WiFi
- CentryLink is offering discounts to low income residents on the Lifeline program
- Internet Essentials affordable internet for those who meet low income requirements.
- Xfinity public WiFi hotspots are open to anyone.
- Check with your local internet provider to see what services they are currently offering for college students.
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Campus Terms & Definitions
Is guidance and support in degree planning, course selection, campus resources, and academic success that is provided by authorized, trained WSU advisors representing one of WSU’s academic departments.
If your cumulative WSU grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0, you will not be in “good academic standing.” If you do not bring your GPA back up to good standing, you will eventually be put on suspension. Seek help from campus resources, including your academic advisor.
Are contracted by WSU to teach part-time.
Are former WSU students.
Is the process by which transfer courses are evaluated for equivalency to WSU courses.
Is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting approximately two years.
Is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting approximately four to six years (depending on the institution and academic discipline).
Is the financial office on campus. This is the office that sets up payment plans with students and works with billing and past due accounts.
Indicates the academic year in which you were admitted or in which you declared your major and identifies the courses you need to complete and policies you need to follow to graduate. You have 3 years to complete an associate degree under a declared Catalog, and 6 years to complete a bachelor degree. If you do not complete your degree within that time frame, then you would need to be bumped up to the next active Catalog Year, and fulfill any different requirements of that newer Catalog Year.
Is WSU’s degree evaluation/audit tool available through your eWeber portal. This tool is a report of your progress toward major and degree completion. Consult your academic advisor for clarifications and explanations.
Occurs in both the spring and the fall. In the spring, it complements Commencement (University graduation ceremony). Each WSU college (e.g., Arts & Humanities) and interdisciplinary programs not housed within a WSU college (e.g., General Studies and Bachelor of Integrated Studies) hosts a formal ceremony to celebrate graduation from that program. Convocations can also refer to the speaker series conducted through the Student Involvement and Leadership Department.
Are those that a student participates in that are in addition to the normal course of study such as participating in a club or organization or watching a performing arts event.
Refers to two courses that must be taken during the same semester.
Community Engaged Learning
Is an activity that involves a collaborative, reciprocal relationship with the community that prepares our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to be engaged citizens, strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility by addressing community issues.
Occurs if you drop a class by the cancellation deadline (usually during the first three weeks of a semester) and is deleted from your transcript. Depending on when you cancel, you may still owe tuition. View the Tuition Refund Schedule online to learn when full, partial, and no refunds will be granted
If you drop a course by the withdrawal deadline around mid-semester, a “W” will appear on your transcript and does not affect your GPA. You will not be eligible for any tuition refund. Before withdrawing, contact your academic advisor and any funding sources you have so you are aware of the potential negative impacts of withdrawing before you do it.
Credit Hour or Credit
Is the term we use to represent the in-class time commitment. For a three-credit class, you’ll spend approximately three hours in that class each week. For every hour in class, you should spend at least two hours outside of class on homework and studying, but you may need significantly more time for some classes.
Are in charge of a WSU area. At WSU we have college deans (e.g., the Dean of the College of Science), a dean over Continuing Education, and a dean of students.
Are courses that prepare you for subsequent university-level courses. These courses are not calculated into your overall Weber State GPA or your total credit hours.
Refers to an undergraduate student who is completing two sets of degree requirements.
Is any record directly related to a student which contains personally identifiable information and is maintained by WSU or a party acting on behalf of WSU.
Are courses that earn you credits but do not fulfill a major, minor, or general education requirement.
Is WSU’s interface with online WSU processes. Use the portal to register, pay tuition and fees, access online courses and your WSU email account and much more.
Refers to full-time college teachers although it is sometimes used to also include part-time college teachers.
Stands for The Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form is required for any student who wants to be considered for federal aid of any kind (e.g., grants, loans, and work-study).
Are additional charges to students. There are many different fees including course fees and student fees. Student fees help to pay for many WSU student services. Thanks to the student fees, most WSU resources (e.g., the WSU gym and most Health Center Services) are free to students.
Is the funding (e.g., scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans) that helps you pay for school. Know the difference between aid that does not need to be paid back and funding that needs to be paid back without or with interest.
Are registered for at least 12 credit hours during a given semester and are degree seeking. Note that the same tuition is charged for 11 - 17 credit hours. If you take more than 18 credits during a semester, additional tuition is charged. The full WSU tuition table is published on the Bursar’s website and payment plans are also available.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Is an overall measurement of your academic achievement in college and is calculated as the total number of grade points received over a given period divided by the total number of credits awarded.
Are similar to scholarships in that you don’t need to pay them back if you abide by their conditions. Grants are often awarded based on financial need or in support of research and other projects.
Is something placed against your account that can prevent you from registering for classes. There are three types of holds including financial, academic, and administrative. These can be placed for things like student conduct violations or failure to pay tuition and fees or other outstanding debts.
Hybrid Courses at WSU are taught through a combination of in-class and online instruction. Most WSU hybrids are accelerated, meaning that students complete courses in half of a semester.
- Face to Face: All instruction is in-person in a classroom. Assignments and homework may be required in Canvas.
- Face to Face Hybrid: Instruction is both in-person and asynchronous online via Canvas and other technology. Asynchronous means instruction is not delivered at set meeting times/days. Technology portion is at least 20% of class time or replaces one or more in-person meetings per week.
- Online: All instruction is asynchronous online. Asynchronous means instruction is not delivered at set meeting times/days. Work must be completed in Canvas by assigned deadlines. Distance students may register for these classes.
- Virtual: All instruction is in synchronous virtual format such as Zoom. Synchronous means students will meet at set times/days to receive instruction via videoconferencing. Assignments and homework may be required via Canvas, email, or other technology.
- Virtual Hybrid: Instruction uses both synchronous and asynchronous technology. Synchronous means students will meet at set times/days to receive instruction via videoconferencing such as Zoom. Asynchronous means instruction and assignments will also be delivered via Canvas or other technology not tied to set meeting times/days. At least 20% of course content will be asynchronous.
- Flex: Instruction is a mix of in-person and technology-assisted, which may include synchronous virtual and/or asynchronous online instruction. Synchronous means students will meet at set times/days to receive instruction via videoconferencing such as Zoom. Asynchronous means students will use Canvas or other technology not tied to set meeting times/days.
Is an experience that complements your academic learning by gaining work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification.
Refers to the main focus of your studies and will appear on your diploma. Up to half of your courses will be in your major.
Is awarded by a graduate school or department, usually to a person who has completed at least one year of graduate study.
Refers to the secondary focus of your studies, and usually requires fewer courses than your major. Some majors require a minor.
Are set regular times each week where professors meet with students and/or walk-in appointments throughout each semester they are teaching. Often, if you can’t make it to an instructor’s office hours, you can arrange to meet with him/her to schedule an alternative time.
Means you are an associate and/or bachelor degree student registered for fewer than 12 credits during a semester. Note that for tuition purposes, part-time is defined as 10 or fewer credits. View WSU’s tuition table on the Bursar’s website for information on part-time versus full-time tuition costs.
Refers to a required course that you must successfully complete prior to being eligible to take another course or program.
Is the senior academic officer on campus
Refers to the process of signing up for your courses.
Are credit hours taken through WSU. For a WSU associate degree, you must complete a minimum of 20 credits through WSU. For a WSU bachelor degree, the requirement is 30 credits.
Provides you with a central online location to connect you to the people and services that can help you to be successful at WSU.
Are funds your school (or a bank, or even a relative) provides to you with the understanding that you will pay it back. For some loans, you don’t pay interest, for some, there is no interest until you graduate, and for some there are terms connected to post-graduation plans (e.g., some loans are forgiven over time for some teachers and doctors in some financing arrangements).
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Is a type of group tutoring provided for some courses. SI’s are optional outside-of-class study sessions led by a student who previously succeeded in that course and is trained to lead study groups.
Is a written course outline provided by faculty to students in individual courses during the first week of the semester. It contains important course information including instructor contact information, course policies, learning outcomes, and schedule.
Refers to your WSU student academic record that is updated after your final course grades are posted each semester. You can print an unofficial transcript through your eWeber Student portal or order an official transcript from the Records Office.
Is the cost of your classes. Tuition is based on the number of credits for which you are registered. There is a per-credit cost for part-time studies (1-10 credits), a full-time tuition cost (11 to 18 credits), and overload tuition (19 and more). Student fees are charged in addition to tuition to support student support services and student government.
Utah HB 144
Is a State law that passed in 2002. HB 144 allows qualifying undocumented and DACAmented students to pay in-state tuition, the same rate as Utah residents if they attend a Utah college or university.
Is your Weber State ID card. It allows you access to services such as the library and gym. It also allows you access and discounts to special events.
Is part of Federal financial aid, and you may secure an on-campus position (a small number are off-campus) specifically designated as work study. Your earnings and number of work hours are determined by your specific award.