Summer Math Leap

These are the current offerings for non-credit, $45 Math Leap workshops during the summer. Students do not need to be admitted for Summer to take the workshops but they will need a UVID in order to make placement official in Banner.

Math Leap dates for summer 2017:

Instructor Dates Days Time
 Carolyn Hamilton 5/8 – 5/24 M/W 8am – 10:30am  
 Carolyn Hamilton 5/9-5/25 T/Th 5pm-7:30pm  
 Kathy Andrist 6/12-6/28 M/W 10am-12:30pm  
 Kathy Andrist 6/13-6/29 T/Th 5pm-7:30pm  
 Kathy Andrist 6/13-6/29 T/Th 2pm – 4:30pm  
 Jon Anderson 6/26-7/12 M/W 10am-12:30pm  
 Jon Anderson 7/11-7/27 T/Th 5:30pm-8:00pm  
Christine Walker 7/12-7/28 W/F 8am-10:30am  
 Alan Parry 7/12-7/28 W/F 2pm-4:30pm  
Yingxian Zhu 7/12-7/28 W/F 11am-1:30pm  

Registration is available at

There is also one section of MATH 100R scheduled for summer:

CRN 17302   MATH 100R.001   26 Jun – 11 Aug    W 10:00 – 11:50 in LA 006

Any questions about this email should go to  or  x8801

Summer — Non-credit Math Leap and MATH 100R

Dear Advisors,

Thank you for your support of the new math placement process using ALEKS and MATH 100R. Thanks to you, hundreds of students are having a much more positive experience with math placement.  We appreciate you and all you do for students.

During the summer months, the equivalent of MATH 100R is offered through non-credit workshops for a fee of $45.

We created these workshops as a low-cost option for students preparing for math placement during the summer months.

Registration is available at

Workshops meet for 2 ½ hours per day, two days per week for three weeks. Sessions are available mornings, afternoons, and evenings throughout May, June, and July and are taught by full-time math faculty members.  Students may register for multiple sessions, if desired.  Proctored assessments are given in class during the workshops (student savings of $5 per assessment).

There is currently one section of MATH 100R scheduled for the second block of summer, as well.

Please let us know if you feel there is demand for MATH 100R sections taught during the summer in addition to the workshops. We want to meet student needs in a cost-effective way and appreciate your feedback.

Carolyn Hamilton

Spring 2017 Graduation Application Review Complete

The Graduation Office has finished reviewing all Spring 2017 Graduation Applications. You can now run the Alpha-Major List in Crystal Reports to see which of your students has applied for graduation.

Note: Students may apply for Summer 2017 graduation until June 2, 2017 or June 30, 2017 with a $25 late fee. Please note that if the student wishes to be a SUMMER EXCEPTION TO COMMENCEMENT and participate in the Spring Ceremonies, they need to apply for SUMMER graduation between February 4th and March 10th. There will be a page in the Online Graduation Application to indicate their desire to walk as an Exception. View our website for additional deadlines and information:


UVU Graduation Office

Graduation Ceremonies Registration

Students who graduated in Summer or Fall 2016 and students who applied to graduate in Spring 2017 have been sent an e-mail via their MyUVU address inviting them to participate in the Commencement/Convocation Ceremonies which will be held on May 4th and 5th. Participation is desirable but not mandatory. The e-mail also has a link to the 1st Commencement Letter which contains registration, cap & gown purchasing, announcement ordering, and other important information.

All students wishing to participate in the Commencement and/or Convocation ceremonies must register to participate with the Graduation Office by March 10th and must wear a black cap & gown and green stole to the ceremonies. 

The UVU Bookstore is hosting a Grad Fair on March 14th & 15th where students can pick up previously ordered cap & gown, purchase announcements, diploma frames, school rings, and more all in one stop.

Additional information for students & a link to the 1st Commencement Letter can be found at

Faculty/Staff information can be found at


Graduation Office

Summer Second Block Registration Clearance Process: ENGL1010 and/or ENGL2010/2020

Please see the message below from the English & Literature Department:

The registration clearance procedure to add a second block English course when a student is completing the prerequisite during the first block is as follows:

1.        The student requests a registration clearance form from the English departmental staff during the third week of the first session/block (CB407) 

2.        The student presents the registration clearance form to the instructor of the prerequisite course (e.g., ENGL1010) for signature and verification that student is passing the course with a minimum of a C-

3.       The student returns the signed registration clearance form to the English department staff (CB407) for appropriate override to be input for registration purposes

4.       Student registers for course

The above procedure does not guarantee registration in the class.

Last Week of Trainings

Hello Advisors,

It is the last week of the Spring Training offerings. The final two sessions are:

Tuesday, March 7th 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Title: Career Counseling (1 AEU)
Dan Felts and Teresa Davis, Career Counselors

Description: Academic Advising and Career Counseling are two key players in student success, especially when we work together. Students will be more successful as they consider career opportunities early in their academics. If students have a career plan in mind, they will be more engaged during their studies and will seek out additional campus resources and experiences. This presentation will explain some Career Counseling principles to better help you as an advisor get students thinking and planning for their careers.

Thursday, March 9th 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Title: Grit (1 AEU)
Lisa Giguere, Academic Advisor in the Woodbury School of Business and Melanee Wilson, Advisor Training and Development Coordinator

Description: Grit or resiliency research is a relief for those of us that are not naturally talented or gifted but that wish to excel in certain areas of our life. We will discuss what grit is, how to see if you are gritty, and how to promote it in the lives of our students and those around us. It will be based around the recent book club read by Angela Duckworth, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”.

We hope you can make it!



Melanee Wilson

Advisor Training and Development Coordinator |  Utah Valley University

Losee Center, Suite 403 H  |  800 W University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058

Office  801-863-7184  |  Email |  LinkedIn

SLSS 1195 Speed Reading…..Block 2 Option

SLSS 1195 Speed Reading is a 2-credit course which helps students with reading retention by learning strategies to read faster and stronger….which means students have an opportunity to learn effective reading strategies, increase their rate of reading, and increase critical thinking skills.

See the SLSS 1195 webpage for more detailed information:

The Block 2 section is taught Tuesdays and Thursday from 10am to 11:50am in CS 406.

Thanks, advisors for letting students know about this Block 2 course.


Renee’ F. Borns, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Student Leadership & Success Studies

University College

Utah Valley University


Orientation Update


As we prepare for another busy Jumpstart season, our office is trying a new process: assigning a Jumpstart date (instead of allowing students to pick their own date).

Here is what we hope to accomplish:

  1. Even out Jumpstart attendance.
    Students who are fully admitted now, should be attending the June sessions, instead of putting Jumpstart off until July or August, when we need the space for those who are applying later in the cycle.
  2. Provide the optimal Jumpstart experience.
    Students get the most out of Jumpstart when the student/orientation leader ratio does not exceed 20 to 1. Conversely, groups that are too small can feel awkward. We are trying to hit the “sweet spot” of 12-15 students per orientation leader.

Students who cannot attend their assigned date are able to request another date—we’ve had many students already navigate this process successfully and select an alternate date.

We are monitoring this process closely to make sure that we do not slow students down as they navigate their orientation requirement. There is also a possibility that (after July 1st) we will revert to the process of allowing students to pick their own date. We will keep you in the loop as to any additional updates to the process. If at any time you have questions about the Jumpstart process, you can go to for the most up-to-date information.


Also, here is a reminder on what the orientation process looks like for our new students, depending on their applicant type and age:

  1. New students 22 years of age and OLDER (including first-time freshmen):
    Required to complete online orientation only. Once they complete online orientation, their hold is automatically and immediately released and they receive immediate email notification that their orientation hold has been removed.
  1. Transfer students, 21 years of age and YOUNGER, transferring 15 CREDITS or MORE:
    Required to complete online orientation only. However, their hold removal is not automated, due to the varying factors associated with confirming their transfer credit. As is happening currently, their hold will be removed within one business day of completing online orientation (usually MUCH more quickly).
  1. New Freshmen, 21 years of age and YOUNGER, transferring 14 CREDITS or LESS:
    Required to complete online orientation, and attend the Jumpstart campus orientation. As is happening currently, once students complete online orientation and sign-up for Jumpstart, their hold is deferred until their Jumpstart date, and removed the date they attend Jumpstart.
    Please note that UVU high school concurrent enrollment students attending UVU’s campus for the first time beyond high school are considered as new freshmen and are required to attend Jumpstart (unless they are 22 years of age or older).

As an update, the automated hold removal process has been in place for about 2 months and is working very well! It has greatly reduced our orientation office call volume and enhanced our older student’s satisfaction with the orientation process.

As always, our team is here to answer any questions that you or students may have. Please contact us whenever we can offer any assistance!

UVU Orientation

LC 405q / 801-863-5491

Trainings This Week

Hello Advisors,

We have some great trainings this week:

Today, February 28th 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Title: Career Advising…Type Verified…So Now What? (1 AEU)
Clint Moser, Advising Technology Coordinator

Description: This workshop is designed to provide training in career advising with a focus on skills and strategies that may be used to assist students through the career advising process. Training Outcomes include:

Develop a better understanding of the Career Decision making process.

Understand how to use the MBTI personality types to assist students in career decision making.

Assist students in developing effective career and educational plans that consider a student’s personal challenges, strengths, and goals.

Thursday, March 2nd 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Title: ADHD and Self-Determination: Enhancing ADHD Techniques Optimizes Individual Success in Higher Education (1 AEU)
Carolyn Johnson, Assistant Director of Accessibility Services
: Students with ADHD adjusting to higher education are presented with new challenges in approaching their education. Focusing on techniques that have worked for others and changing the focus on studying mindset is not always an easy task but a skill that is worth exploring and personalizing for each individual. Find out some self-management skills that promote student success through positive approaches which include mindfulness, mini check points, and brainstorming creative tools for success.

Hope you can join us!


Melanee Wilson

Advisor Training and Development Coordinator |  Utah Valley University

Losee Center, Suite 403 H  |  800 W University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058

Office  801-863-7184  |  Email

Study Abroad: Still Accepting Applications, Registration, and Tuition

Hello Advisors!

Thank you for your help in promoting study abroad! Just a couple things as we get closer to sending out our students:

  • There are TWO programs still accepting applicants! Cuba: History, Peace & Justice and Italy: Geology & Biology. Application deadlines have been extended to March 1st, but both program directors have indicated that they will accept late applications.
  • Registration: Students who participate in study abroad have to register for specific study abroad sections. These sections aren’t usually created until mid to late February. Students will be contacted by IMS with CRN numbers, course names, and course sections once these are available for registration.
  • Tuition: Study abroad tuition is different from the usual summer tuition amount, and is off-budget. This means that it is not included in the tuition tier, as outlined by the university. The cost of study abroad credits is $160/credit hour.

Please contact me with any questions! Thank you for all that you do!


Kelsey Mariner

Coordinator, Intercultural Academic Programs

The Office of International and Multicultural Studies

Utah Valley University