Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A Professional Academic Advisor for Sport & Exercise Sciences Programs is assigned upon school enrollment.

Who Is My Academic Advisor?

A Career Advisor – Faculty Mentor for Sport & Exercise Sciences Programs is assigned upon school enrollment.

You can find that name on your Program Evaluation located in WebAdvisor. If for some reason you cannot find this information, please contact Sharon Kegeles skegeles@barry.edu or call 305-899-3499.

How Do I Schedule an Advising Appointment?

Who Is My Career Advisor?

A Career Advisor – Faculty Mentor for Sport & Exercise Sciences Programs is assigned upon school enrollment. You can find that name on your Program Evaluation located in WebAdvisor. If for some reason you cannot find this information, please contact Sharon Kegeles skegeles@barry.edu or call 305-899-3499.

How Do I Schedule an Appointment With My Career Advisor?

How Do I Know my Grade Point Average (GPA)?

In WebAdvisor under your Academic Information, you will see a link for Program Evaluation. At the top of that report you will see your current GPA based on your past semester grades.

What is the minimum GPA for my academic program?

In WebAdvisor under your Academic Information, you will see a link for Program Evaluation. At the top of that report you will see the required GPA for your academic program.

What is the minimum GPA required by the university?

To remain as a student in good academic standing, a minimum 2.0 GPA is required by the university.

How many credits are required for graduation for my academic program?

In WebAdvisor under your Academic Information, you will see a link for Program Evaluation. At the top of that report you will see the required number of credits for your academic program.

How Do I Know How Many Classes I Still Have Left to Take?

Within your academic information on WebAdvisor, you will see a link for Program Evaluation. This is a report that has been designed to show you how each of your earned credits have been applied towards your chosen academic degree program. Your academic advisor will review this report with your during your initial advising meeting.

How Many More Semesters Before I Graduate?

Your academic advisor will evaluate your earned credits shown on your Program Evaluation as well as the suggested course sequences for your academic program. After your initial meeting to discuss your past academic progress and other questions vital to this process, your academic advisor will develop a semester-by-semester plan of study for you to follow through completion of your degree. This plan of study will be reviewed after each academic semester as adjustments may need to be made.

Where are my Advanced Placement Credits from High School?

If you have taken AP classes in high school, you must request www.collegeboard.com to send those special transcripts directly to Barry University. These transcripts are separate from your high school transcript.

What is Placement Testing?

All students are subject to placement into specific courses based on SAT or ACT test scores, OR through actual placement exams that are provided by Barry University either upon initial enrollment into our school OR prior to enrollment into special courses such as languages, chemistry, physics, etc.)
Placement Testing Form

How Do I Add or Drop a Class?

Important deadlines are in place for adding and dropping classes. Review the Academic Calendar from the Office of the Registrar for specific dates and times. Schedule a meeting with your advisor as soon as you are considering making any changes to your schedule.

I’m Thinking About Changing My Major. Where do I start?

How Do I Change my Major?

How Do I Add a Minor?

Often students wish to add different areas of study to their academic major. Research the required classes and speak with your academic advisor to see how they can be incorporated into your current plan of study. Your academic advisor will assist you with the formal request to add the minor.

How Do I Schedule Classes?

Once a semester-by-semester plan of study has been developed with your academic advisor, you have a frame-work of the classes that should be attempted for the next semester. Look in WebAdvisor to view the classes that are being offered for that next semester. Put together a schedule of classes for the times that work for you and propose it to your academic advisor during an advising appointment. Together you will review your proposal to see if it fits with your overall plan of study. Once that schedule has been accepted by your academic advisor, you will proceed with the registration process.

How Do I Get into a Course with NO Open Seats?

Based on when you are able to register, sometimes a class is filled to capacity at the time you wish to take it in your semester schedule OR there is only one section of the course. You must go in person to the department that offers that course to request a Course Override form. This form must be signed by the Department Chairperson and it must be presented to the Office of the Registrar along with the official registration form signed by both you and your academic advisor.

Can I Take a Class Pass or Fail?

Students may opt to take one course each semester for a credit/no credit option. These courses are limited to the areas of Theology, Philosophy, Humanities, the Arts, some Behavioral/Social Science courses and Elective classes. Your academic advisor will assist you with this option during registration.

How do I Find the Final Exam Schedule for my classes?

What Does a Grade of "W" Indicate on my Program Evaluation?

“W” refers to a Withdrawal from a course. Please remember that once you withdraw from a class, it will count as one of the only three attempts that all students are given to complete the class with a passing grade.

What Does a Grade of "CR" Indicate on my Program Evaluation?

“CR” refers to a course that was taken for a credit/no credit option. You earned a passing grade for the course, but it was not added into your GPA.

What Does a Grade of "NC" Indicate on my Program Evaluation?

"NC" refers to a course that was taken for a credit/no credit option. You did not earn a passing grade for the course, but it does not negatively affect your GPA..

What Does a Grade of "I" Indicate on my Program Evaluation?

“I” indicates that for some reason your professor for that course did not issue a final grade so the course has been marked as In Progress. A student is given until the end of the next semester to complete the course requirements and earn a final grade. If the coursework has not been completed by that deadline, an automatic “F” will be entered which will negatively affect your GPA.

What does “Good Academic Standing Mean”?

Good Standing—Probation—Suspension

  • A student is in Good Academic Standing if the cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 2.00 or above.
  • A student is on Academic Probation if the cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.00. The dean of the appropriate school may require a student on probation to register for a limited load.
  • A student will be suspended: a) whose cumulative GPA falls below a 1.00 anytime following the first semester of attendance at Barry University; or b) immediately following the second time a student’s Barry cumulative GPA falls below a 2.00 (excluding the first semester of enrollment for first-time college-entering freshmen).
  • A student who has been suspended for academic reasons generally may not petition the Office of Admissions for readmission until one year has elapsed. The Admissions Office must have the approval of the dean of the appropriate school to readmit a student following suspension. Reference should be made to Readmission and Change of Status procedures.
  • A student suspended for any reason will be subject to those criteria and guidelines specified in the University Catalog in effect at the time of readmission.

What Is Academic Probation?

Academic Probation occurs whenever your GPA falls below 2.0 which is the minimum GPA for a university student. You will be notified via email of this situation and you are expected to respond to this important notice. You are given one academic semester to bring that GPA up to 2.0 by repeating failed coursework during a reduced course load of 12-14 credits while using resources such as The Learning Center, tutoring, etc.. You will need to work closely with your academic advisor to change your plan of study and find new strategies for success for your academic work.

What Is Program Probation?

Program probation occurs when you have fallen below the required minimum GPA for your academic program. You will be notified via email of this situation and you are expected to respond to this important notice. You are given one academic semester to bring that GPA up the required minimum for your academic program by repeating failed coursework during a reduced course load of 12-14 credits while using resources such as The Learning Center, tutoring, etc.. You will need to work closely with your academic advisor to change your plan of study and find new strategies for success.

What Does Program Dismissal Mean?

Program dismissal occurs when you have not maintained the required GPA for your academic program after two semesters. You are not allowed to move forward in your chosen program. A change of major is required.

Why Did I Get an Email about a Taking a Class For The Third Time?

The email was a courtesy to remind you that this will be the third and final attempt for you to pass this particular course with a passing grade.

Repeated Courses

  • The United States Department of Education recently published regulations which affect students who repeat courses. These regulations may impact your financial aid eligibility and awards, including Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG Grant, Federal Direct Loans, Federal Work-¬Study, and others.
  • Beginning with the FALL 2011 semester, regulations prevent the Financial Aid Office from paying for a course that has been passed and repeated more than one time. In order for a repeated course to be counted towards your enrollment status for financial aid purposes, you may only repeat a previously passed course once (a total of two attempts).
  • If you enroll in a previously repeated and passed course for a third time, this course may not count towards your enrollment for financial aid purposes.

What If I Don’t Pass This Class on My Third Attempt?

If the course is one that is required for your chosen academic program, then you will be notified that you have been dismissed from the program. A change of major will be required. If the course is a required general education/distribution class such as English or Math, then you are suspended from the university.

What Does University Suspension For Academic Reasons Mean?

Good Standing—Probation—Suspension

A student is in Good Academic Standing if the cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 2.00 or above. A student is on Academic Probation if the cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.00. The dean of the appropriate school may require a student on probation to register for a limited load.

A student will be suspended: a) whose cumulative GPA falls below a 1.00 anytime following the first semester of attendance at Barry University; or b) immediately following the second time a student’s Barry cumulative GPA falls below a 2.00 (excluding the first semester of enrollment for first time college entering freshmen). A student who has been suspended for academic reasons generally may not petition the Office of Admissions for readmission until one year has elapsed. The Admissions Office must have the approval of the dean of the appropriate school to readmit a student following suspension. Reference should be made to Readmission and Change of Status procedures. A student suspended for any reason will be subject to those criteria and guidelines specified in the University Catalog in effect at the time of readmission

What is the Seamless B.S. to M.S. Program?

Some Sport & Exercise Sciences academic programs have the option to transition seamlessly from an undergraduate program into the same graduate-level program. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to be a candidate for this option. If you are interested further, research those programs on our SES webpages and speak with your academic advisor.