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  • Total Credits Sum of credits of classes for which student received a passing grade. Once a repeated class is graded, the credits for the first instance of the class will be deducted from the total. This number appears on the student’s transcript. Academic Requirements Report (ARR) Total Credits...
  • Introduction Learn to work with the three tabs or pages that comprise the Student Services Center. SPIRE A (Academic Records) users and SPIRE Advisor users can access some of students’ personal and academic information from a single location. Access the Student Services Center SPIRE A...
  • Introduction Learn to work with the interactive Academic Requirements Report, the Academic Requirements & Course History PDF, and the Course History page. For details of how to navigate to the Academic Requirements Report, the Academic Requirements & Course History PDF, and the Course...
  • About Academic Requirements Reports You have two similar reports to choose from when reviewing advisees' progress toward their degrees. The reports are the Academic Requirements Report (ARR) and the Course Enrollment Planning Report (CEPR). The ARR is the report most advisors prefer, because it...
  • Advisors, find the academic information available to you in SPIRE, including Program (e.g., Undergraduate), Career (e.g., Graduate or Undergraduate), Degree (e.g., Bachelor of Science), and Major. Navigate to your advisee's Student Center. Click the academics tab at the top right. The...
  • Advisors, to view your advisee's contact information in SPIRE: Navigate to your advisee's Student Center. On the Student Center tab: Scroll down to Personal Information. Under Personal Information, the Contact Information includes the following: Mailing Address, Local...
  • To view your advisee's enrollment appointment, if any, in SPIRE: Navigate to your advisee's Student Center. On the Student Center tab: Scroll down to the Enrollment Dates section, on the right side of the Student Center, between the To Do List section and the Advisor section....
  • Advisors, view your advisee's grades, by term, in SPIRE. Navigate to your advisee's Student Center. On the Student Center tab: From the other academic... drop-down list, select Grades. Click the double arrow icon (). The Advisee Grades page for the current term opens...
  • Privacy Advisors, find out if your advisee has requested extra privacy protection. In SPIRE, navigate to your advisee's Student Center.. On the Student Center tab: Look at the upper right corner of the page, after the ID and above the academics tab. If your advisee has requested...
  • Faculty and staff with Advisor access to SPIRE, you can now review and update online notes for your advisees. Advising notes will be available even when students move between departments, schools, and colleges. Notes Guidelines View guidelines for writing appropriate advising notes. Click Notes...
  • What is the SPIRE Advising Notes tool? The SPIRE Advising Notes tool is an online note-making application for academic advisors, available through SPIRE. The Committee on Advising & Technology and the Undergraduate Deans Council have endorsed the concept of online notes and reviewed the...
  • The Advising Notes tool in SPIRE allows faculty and staff with Advisor access to maintain an easy-to-use online record of advising notes for all students. This tool will improve advising across campus by ensuring that advisors have accurate and more complete information on their advisees, even...
  • Advisors, would you like a quiet environment and personal assistance to learn how to read and write SPIRE Advising Notes? Consider our Advising Notes Help Sessions or trainings. The Help Sessions are not formal workshops, but an opportunity for anyone with SPIRE for Advisors access to get one-on-...
  • In SPIRE, go to the My Advisees page: In the SPIRE Main Menu, click Advisee Information > View Advisees. The My Advisees page opens. From the My Advisees page: If your advisee is assigned to you, navigate to your advisee in the advisee roster, then click View...
  • View your advisee's course history with the interactive Course History page in SPIRE. Link to further information about the Academic Requirements Report and how to generate an Academic Requirements & Course History PDF. View the Course History Page Navigate to your advisee's Student...
  • View the Course History Page Under the Academics heading on your Student Center, go to the other academics... drop-down list and click the double arrow to see the list. Select Course History from the list. The My Course History page opens. Work with Course History The My Course...
  • Enrollment Appointment Essentials The Enrollment Appointment is the time window during which you can register for classes in SPIRE. Check your appointment to see your personalized start and end dates for registration for this term. You cannot register before or after your appointment. Make...
  • Advisors, to view existing advising notes, follow the directions below. In SPIRE Menu, go to the Read Advising Note page or go to Main Menu > Advisee Information > View Advisees, select a student, and click the advising notes tab: Use the SPIRE Menu to navigate to Advisee Information...
  • Students and Most Instructors: You will receive the appropriate SPIRE access automatically. Staff, some Instructors and Advisors: If your job requires you to work with student records in SPIRE, including advising, follow these steps for additional SPIRE access: 1. Complete FERPA Certification...
  • In the SPIRE Menu, select Campus Profiles > Student Services Center. The Student Services Center search page opens. Enter a student's 8-digit SPIRE ID or Last Name and First Name. Click Search. If more than one student matches the search criteria, click the correct student's...

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