I am a second semester
sophomore and have no idea what major to choose. Other than panicking,
what should I do?
First of all don't
panic - you are not alone in your confusion. Many students struggle with
selection of a specific major. To help you sort through this decision making,
you should visit with your advisor and other members of the McMurry faculty/staff
that know you well. In addition, schedule an appointment with
and Career Services. A professional career advisor can administer
a survey to help analyze your strengths and interests. The counselor can
then discuss a variety of options suited to your abilities. Career and
Counseling Services specializes in working with "undecided" students. Call
793-4880 to make an appointment or stop in at their office located in Old
Main Rm. 102.
How can I find out
about clubs and organizations on campus?
Contact the Student
Activities Office at 793-4801 to receive information about all the
McMurry University organizations. The Student Activities office is located
in the Campus Center.
How can I get information
about a career-related internship?
are available through the
and Career Services located in
Old Main Rm. 102.
Can I receive any
additional financial aid once the school year has started?
If your family's
financial situation has changed during the year, you may be eligible for
additional financial aid. To find out if you qualify, contact the Financial
Aid Office at 793-4713.
Can I qualify for
an academic scholarship as a sophomore, junior or senior?
Aid Office for more information on scholarships awarded.
I need to withdraw
from the University during the semester. What should I do?
If it is necessary for you to
withdraw from the University during the semester, you must meet with Sandy
Patterson, Coordinator of Student Retention (793-3811) to complete
the necessary paperwork.
I came to McMurry
for pre-med but my GPA is not high enough to get into professional school.
I like the health sciences but don't know what options exist for me. How
can I find out?
You will need to
contact the Director of Academic Advising, Melanie Long, 793-3813 to discuss options
available. Also, Counseling
and Career Services is a great place to go if you are "undecided".
How can I arrange
for a tutor?
Tutors are available
through the Academic
Enrichment Center (AEC). To find out which departments provide
tutoring services visit the AEC website.
I am not doing well
in a class and don't know what to do.
First of all, it
is essential that you meet in person and privately with your professor
immediately. Arrange for a meeting in the professor's office. At this time,
you can review what is giving you difficulty. Discuss your note taking
and test preparation methods. Inquire about tutoring possibilities.
Determine if it is possible for you to succeed in the class or if you should
consider dropping the class. If you plan to stay in the class, be sure
that you attend all of the class sessions. If you decide to drop the class,
be aware of the published deadline for giving a grade of "W". To drop a
class, complete the proper paperwork in the Dean's office.