Advising and Registration

 

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Advising and Registration 

The department of Modern and Classical Languages benefits students by having dedicated advisors. This means that you will have access to an advisor for your full school career, that will assist with course schedule planning, and answer questions about your major/minor and post-graduate career or school. 

Once you have completed the majority of your core curriculum and are beginning your progress through your initial upper-division courses, you will then work with your advisor who will guide through the most challenging and rewarding part of your learning experience within your chosen field of study.

Advising is a critical part of the process in your chosen field of study. Advising provides you with a one on one session with an academic or administrative advisor who is knowledgeable about all things VSU, including the curriculum, and providing you with the information you need to assist in choosing the classes that will benefit you most during each semester.

Your advisor monitors your progress and keeps track of all your information. You will see your advisor each semester during registration and advising periods, and you may also make an appointment with your advisor throughout the semester if needed.

Who is my advisor?

During this time, our office is working partially online, due to this, we are sporadically unavailable by phone. If you are in need of assistance please email mclalias@valdosta.edu, and we will be able to assist you.

Spanish Language and Culture
French Language and Culture

Elaina Walker

Academic Advisor

University Advising and Student Transitions

Ashley Hall 1001

229-245-4378

Dr. Ofelia Nikolova

West Hall 1306 D
229-333-5948

Spanish and French, Foreign Language Education (FLED)

Dr. Randy Gladwin, FLED Coordinator

West Hall 1211
229-333-5948

Dr. Victoria Russell, Student Teaching, Certification

Ashley Hall 2206
229-333-5948

Spanish for Professionals Certificate Program

Dr. Beatriz Potter

West Hall 1306 F
229-333-5948

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate Program (TESOL/ESOL)

Dr. Randy Gladwin, ESOL Coordinator

West Hall 1211
229-333-5948

Ms. Sam Powell-Timberlake

West Hall 1306 C
229-333-5977

 

Student Information/Majors/Minors/Double Majors

Majors

All majors in MCL are required to get advised before registering for classes. Advising is necessary to ensure your progress is on track. During the advising period, please contact the department to make an appointment to advise. In most cases, your advisor will post a sign-up sheet on their office door to sign up. If you need assistance to locate your advisor, or to find out who your advisor is, please contact the department at 229-333-5948.

Minors

Students who are minoring in a foreign language can attend an advising session during the advising period. In order to set up an advising appointment, contact the department at 229-333-5948.

Double Majors

Majors in MCL who are also majoring in another area, are required to advise in both departments. It is necessary that both of your advisors in the two departments are able to work together to ensure you are on track with both of your chosen areas of study. Working towards two degrees at the same time can be very challenging, and making sure you are on track with both degrees will be highly beneficial when you graduate. Please be aware that a checklist for graduation is required to be turned in with your application for graduation. If you have never advised in MCL, but are taking classes towards a degree, you will not have the required paperwork necessary to graduate. This may delay your graduation.

 

Advising Information, Catalogs, Checklists, and Forms

Catalog Entries

  • B.A. in French - Language and Culture Track
  • B.A. in French - World Languages and Culture Track
  • B.A. in Spanish - Language and Culture Track
  • B.A. in Spanish - World Language and Culture Track
  • Minor Requirements in French
  • Minor Requirements in Spanish
  • Minor Requirements in German
  • Latin American Studies Certificate
  • Certificate in Spanish for Professionals
  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement (ESOL)

Program Checklists

Recommended Four-Year Program of Study for Full-Time Students

Please contact the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at 229-333-5948 if you have any questions.

 
What exactly does the Language Advising Center do?

MCL ADVISING

  1. Maintains academic records for all Foreign Language students -- undergraduate, Minors, and non-degree students.

  2. Advises all students in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

  3. Counsels students in college career planning and guides the student through the CORE curriculum planning.

  4. Distributes:

    • Late Registration and Drop/Add Form:  This form is ONLY used after late registration and drop/add period on BANNER is closed - must be returned to the Office of the Bursar before being processed by the Office of the Registrar.

    • Override Request Form: use this online form to request entry to a class offered through MCL. 

    • Registration Appeal Form:  This form along with the Late Registration and Drop/Add Form is submitted for ANY registration activity (including New Registration and Drop/Add) following all registration deadlines as published in the Schedule of Classes.

    • Student Data Change Form:  This form is used when a student changes his/her major or minor. The original major or minor will need to sign and date the Student Data Change Form before it can be taken to the department of the new major or minor to be signed. Once signed, the form will be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

    • Course Substitution Request Form (available with your advisor):  This form is used to substitute one class for another to waive a class. Once completed, the form must be returned to the Office of the Registrar.

    • Request for 19 Hours or More (available with your advisor):  This form can only be used by students who achieve Dean's List standing (a 3.66 semester GPA) and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, or by seniors in one or two of their final two semesters. The department head, associate dean, or dean must then sign the form.

    • Transient Permission Form:  This form is used when a student already enrolled at VSU wants to take a course at another institution and then transfer back to VSU for credit. Once completed, the student must return the form to the Registrar's Office.

    • Graduation Application: This form is completed when you are within 2 semesters of graduating.

  5. Available only at the Registrar's Office.

  • Course Withdrawal Form:  This form is used after the late registration and drop/add period is over. It must be returned to the Registrar's Office when it is completed.