Withdrawal Deadline - Priority Registration - $1000 Scholarship - Disability Awareness Month Please read the information and save it for future reference. NOTE - THERE ARE IMPORTANT DEADLINES TO PAY ATTENTION TO IN THIS EMAIL ***WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE - FRIDAY, MARCH 29th*** [Before withdrawing from a course, you are strongly encouraged to get advise from your academic advisor and/or Dean's Office] http://www.uvm.edu/~rgweb/?Page=policiesandprocedures/p_withdrawal.html&SM=p_menu.html ***PRIORITY REGISTRATION - CHECK YOUR STATUS STARTING FRIDAY*** Some students will register as early as NEXT MONDAY, APRIL 1st. It is important to CHECK YOUR STATUS ON FRIDAY, MARCH 29th. ACCESS created a website [below] that guides students through theprocess of registration. One of the most important steps in the process is to: CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION STATUS STARTING FRIDAY, MARCH 29th http://www.uvm.edu/access/?Page=priority-registration.html To know which date/time you will register, please check the schedule below. REGISTRATION SCHEDULE for Fall 2013: Date Time Type of Registration Mon, April 1 7:00 AM FIRST DAY Priority Registration Tues, April 2 6:30 AM SR IN-CLASS Priority Registration Wed, April 3 6:30 AM JR IN-CLASS Priority Registration Thur, April 4 6:30 AM SO IN-CLASS Priority Registration Fri, April 5 6:30 AM FY IN-CLASS Priority Registration Mon, April 8 7:00 AM Continuing Education Registration Please Note: Continuing Education Students are NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PRIORITY REGISTRATION. If you have IN-CLASS Priority Registration, be sure to register at ***6:30 AM*** on the day of your class status [this is based on the amount of credits you have]. If you have further questions or concerns, contact your Specialist in ACCESS. ***$1000 SCHOLARSHIP - Defining Excellence Award*** Each year, the $1,000 Defining Excellence Award acknowledges a UVM student with a disability. The criteria for this Award are: - Demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above - Service to Community - Demonstrated an ability to work with others as a leader The recipient of this award understands the honor and the privilege of giving to others. Applying for the Defining Excellence Award - Applicants must submit a 500-word, double-spaced written essay to the ACCESS program sharing how they have provided service and been a leader in their community. - In addition, applicants submit a minimum of one letter of recommendation from a UVM faculty member, staff member, or another student supporting their community service efforts. - Essays and Letters of Recommendation should be emailed to [log in to unmask] with the subject line: Defining Excellence Award. *Applications are due by Monday, April 15th* The Defining Excellence Award is presented at the annual Student Life Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 2 from 10 am to noon in the Sugar Maple Ballroom/Davis Center. The recipient will be notified that they are the winner and should plan to attend this event in order to be honored and given the Award at the Student Life Awards Ceremony. Please note - Earning the $1000 Defining Excellence Award may impact your financial aid package. Please consider this benefit by seeking guidance from Student Financial Services. ***DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH*** ACCESS is one of the main sponsors of Disability Awareness Month. We've begun meeting with the Disability Awareness Month Committee to plan for next year's [events happen in October] events. If you or someone you know is interested in participating on this committee, we would greatly appreciate STUDENT INPUT! Please email [log in to unmask] if you'd like to know when our next meeting is, give suggestions for events, speakers, activities, etc.