The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences academic advising staff support and guide students in person, via phone, email, and online. We encourage students to check their email, the SFWS website, and social media channels often for up-to-the-minute communications. Additionally, this page will serve as a resource for online and on-campus services available to support on-campus, distance learning, and student wellness.

Advising Schedule

Academic advising is required in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. You must meet with your advisor every semester.

FOR SPRING 2022:

Spring 2022 advising begins September 27 and continues through October 29, 2021. Spring 2022 class registration opens November 1.

  • If you are not sure who your advisor is, you can view their name and email on your Advise Assist Dashboard, in the first column of your AU Access Dashboard, or in your Degreeworks (upper left corner).
  • If your major is BIOP or GSEI, your advisor is Ginger Donaldson, email her at gad0029@auburn.edu
  • If your major is Natural Resources Management or Forestry (freshmen), your advisor is Michelle Cole, email her at coleden@auburn.edu
  • If your FACULTY ADVISOR is not listed in Advise Assist to make appointments, email them directly at their Auburn email address.
  • All freshmen will receive an advising appointment invitation to set up a meeting with Dr. Jodie Kenney, Ginger Donaldson or Michelle Cole in Advise Assist.
  • All sophomores, juniors and seniors above a 2.5 gpa – set up your meeting with your FACULTY ADVISOR.
  • All sophomores, juniors and seniors below a 2.5 gpa – set up your meeting with Dr. Kenney or Ginger Donaldson.

OTHER FAQ:

  • What are Time Tickets? Time Tickets are the date your registration opens. This date is located on your AU Access Dashboard and will be available to see on October 11.
  • When does Tiger Schedule open? When can I start planning my schedule? Dates are forthcoming.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to email Dr. Jodie Kenney at jkenney@auburn.edu

Advising Resources

How to Schedule an Appointment etc.:

AU requires student advisement prior to registration. If you need assistance with that, please follow the below instructions.

  • Please verify you do not have any holds on your account.
  • If you have already met with an advisor, contact Dr. Jodie Kenney so your pin can be reset, if you have one.
  • When scheduling an advising appointment, please be sure to select SFWS Online Advising as your “Service.” We will send you a Zoom link prior to your appointment.  You do not have to use the camera if you do not wish.
  • Please be cautious of your surroundings as we conduct your advising via phone or Zoom as we will be discussing your academics.
  • All freshmen and students below a 2.5 gpa should schedule their advising meeting with Dr. Kenney at jkenney@auburn.edu .

Schedule an In-person or Zoom Chat with the Office of Student Services:

Do you have questions about your classes or other pending issues or concerns? Request a meeting with the SFWS Office of Student Services academic advisor in person or via Zoom using this form.

Registration Resources

Where can I see when the classes are offered?

The easiest way is to use Tiger Scheduler!

  • Tiger Scheduler is available to help show you all the different combinations for your class times so you can pick the best schedule for you. Tiger Scheduler is located on your My Academics tab of AU Access near the bottom of the page. Once there, you can enter all the courses you want to take, and it will generate all the possibilities. Thousands of options, too daunting?
  • You can click and drag times on the schedule that you want to be avoided, or you can pin down specific class sections to help.

Here is a link to a learning how to use Tiger Schedule:

  • https://auburn.instructure.com/courses/1309748/pages/4-dot-2-tiger-scheduler?module_item_id=16081385
  • Using the list of courses, you decided upon with your advisor, locate sections of those courses on Tiger Scheduler.
  • Please know that Tiger Scheduler will not register you for these classes.
  • You can also save the schedules you prefer most by clicking “Add to Favorites.” This will allow you to easily find your best schedule again. While using Tiger Scheduler, you may get an error that says there are too many schedule possibilities. To fix this, just pin down a class section that you like and that will reduce the options available and fix the error.
  • Ever wondered if there were other ways your schedule could fit together so you could have Fridays off or all your classes in the morning?
  • Note the CRN number of your preferred sections. Also select 2-3 alternate course sections in case your first choice is not available during your registration window.
  • If you need to make any changes to your schedule, you will need to make the change on the Add or Drop Classes page (not Tiger Scheduler), so it is officially changed.

When do I register?

Time Tickets are assigned about a week before registration is scheduled to open. To view your specific registration time, sign into AU Access. On the left part of the My Academics tab under the Academic Profile heading, you will see the date and time that you are eligible to begin registering.

What is my pin?

Your AU Access may say you need an alternate pin. What does this mean? Since SFWS requires advising, your advisor may put a special “alternate” PIN on your record to prevent you from registering until you meet with them. Once you do, your advisor will change your alternate PIN and inform you of this number. After entering that number, you will be able to register for classes. (This is just another of the many reasons why it’s so important to see you advisor before you register!)

I have a hold on my account, what does that mean?

What do I do if it says there is a hold on my account? You will need to contact the specific office the hold corresponds with to get it resolved and removed. It is a good idea to click the “View Holds” link on the My Academics tab before your time ticket opens so you can resolve any holds before your registration time starts.

What is a pre-requisite course?

Certain courses are required to be completed before you take a course you need in your major. This is called a pre-requisite. You must complete this course before you are permitted to register for the major course you need. It is important that you know if there are any prerequisite courses in your major.

What is a co-requisite course?

Corequisites are classes you may take in the same semester while you are enrolling in your major course. It is important that you have all transcripts sent to Auburn so that earned prerequisites are on your Auburn transcript and you do not receive this error.

How Do I register for Classes?

  • Log into AU Access (edu/auaccess). This will take you to the My Academics tab. Look at the first column. Click on Add/Drop Classes
  • To add classes, enter the Course Registration Number (CRN) here and click Register.
  • Click the Class Search button at the bottom of the Add or Drop Classes screen to locate additional CRN numbers if needed.

What happens if I start registering and the class I wanted is closed?

If this happens, there are a couple of different things you can do.

  1. You can do a class search for the same course to see if it is offered at a different time.
  2. You can try to waitlist the class if that is on option. If you get on the waitlist for a course, you will receive an email if a spot becomes available and you will then have 24 hours to claim it on AU Access.
  3. You can see if there is another class you can take instead. It is a good practice to have some backup classes, like core courses or other alternatives, ready in case you run into any conflicts when you’re registering. Finally, if you do not get your perfect schedule when you first register, remember that you can continue adding and dropping classes through the first week of classes. People are frequently changing their schedules so keep an eye on it and a spot may open.

What is a Waitlist?

Auburn has implemented the waitlist process during registration. Many classes will have waitlists. Student priority for open seats is determined by the order in which students joined the waitlist.

Adding Courses:

  • You may add courses on AU Access through the fifth (5) day of class.
  • After the first day, you must contact the department offering the class. Only the departments can add students to classes after the first day.  Advisors cannot add students to courses.
  • Departments set their own deadlines for adding classes.  Some do not add after the first day.  If you want to add, you must do it quickly.  No classes may be added after the fifteenth day.

Dropping Courses:

  • During Fall and Spring semesters you may drop a course until the 15th class day with no record on your transcript. For the Summer semester you may drop a course until the 5th class day.
  • From the 16th (or 6th during summer) day until the final drop date, you may drop for any reason and a W will be on your transcript.  A W means you were in the course but withdrew.  Although you do not want a pattern of Ws on your transcript, one or two over the course of your college career should not be a concern.
  • Although dropping before the drop date has no academic penalties, you will not get any money back and if you drop below 12 hours it could affect your financial aid, scholarships, or insurance.  Please check with Auburn’s Financial Aid Office before dropping below 12 hours.
  • Before the drop date, be realistic about your chances of obtaining the grade you want in a course.
  • Also, be certain to check your schedule and be sure that you are registered only for courses you plan to finish.  You are responsible for always knowing your enrollment status.
  • After the final drop date, you may not drop a course except in the most extenuating circumstances, with documentation and permission from the Dean’s Office.  Please do not petition for a drop to the Dean’s Office unless you have experienced a significant illness, illness or a death in the immediate family, or something similar.
  • You may NOT drop after the drop date because you are failing or do not need the course.  Most students seeking to drop classes late only want to do so to avoid getting a poor grade. This will not be approved.
  • Even if your drop request is approved, if you are failing the course at the time of the drop, your professor may assign a WF, which will appear on your transcript and will calculate in your GPA as an F.

Can I take classes at another institution?

(Transient Enrollment)

  • Yes! You may take classes at another institution. Please consult with your advisor to discuss the appropriate class and how to view the Auburn Transfer Equivalency Table:

http://www.auburn.edu/administration/registrar/transfers.html#coursesByState

  • You will not receive credit for any courses taken while on suspension from Auburn.
  • You will receive college credit hours at Auburn for approved courses at other institutions, but the grades you earn will not be averaged into your Auburn GPA.
  • Remember you will have to report ALL grades to any graduate or professional school or any employer who asks for your transcript, so ALL GRADES ARE IMPORTANT!
  • Please read the following instructions on securing permission from your Academic Advisor to take classes at another institution.
  • Apply to the other college as a TRANSIENT student.  This means you plan to take classes at another institution for one semester and will return to Auburn after that semester.
  • Log on to your AU Access Dashboard, on the main menu – first column at the bottom, click on “Transient Enrollment for Auburn Students at Other Institutions.”
  • The Auburn Registrar’s Office will review and sign your request. They will then return the Transient form to you.
  • Send completed form to transient institution.
  • Request one copy of your transcript be sent from the other institution to Auburn University’s Registrar’s Office after your grades have been posted.

Tutoring Resources

Study Partners, Math Tutoring Times, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Coaching

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers online tutoring.

If you have any questions, please email MathTutoringCenter@auburn.edu and they will do their best to help.

Academic Support’s Academic Coaching:

http://academicsupport.auburn.edu/academic-support-home/academic-coaching/

Academic Support’s Study Partners (peer tutoring):

http://academicsupport.auburn.edu/academic-support-home/study-partners-home/

Academic Support’s Supplemental Instruction:

http://academicsupport.auburn.edu/academic-support-home/supplemental-instruction/

Miller Writing Center Peer Tutoring Services:

http://auburn.edu/academic/provost/university-writing/miller-writing-center/

COSAM Math Tutoring Center:

https://www.auburn.edu/cosam/departments/math/students/ugrad/help-center.htm

Online Help Resources

OIT IT Service Desk: 

For questions or requests for assistance with Campus IT Resources, the OIT IT Service Desk is available for calls/chat/email/self-help/assistance:

• 7:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Monday–Friday
• 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday (Zoom Room)

Zoom: aub.ie/sdhelp; Website: https://auburn.service-now.com/it

To request a virtual tour of the SFWS building, computer labs, and other student resources visit: https://sfws.auburn.edu/request-a-tour/ 

You may also may view the SFWS Building tour at:
https://sfws.auburn.edu/explore-sfws/virtual-tour/

Health and Wellness Resources

Critical University Resources Continue to be Available:

Auburn Cares: If you are experiencing academic or personal difficulties and need assistance, contact Auburn Cares for support services at https://aucares.auburn.edu/

AU Medical Clinic: Please contact or visit regarding general health issues, illness, injury and follow up visits including ADHD, mental health medications, asthma, diabetes and hypertension, etc. Those exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should immediately call the Auburn Medical Clinic at 334-844-9825 or after hours at 334-528-SICK (7425). Operating hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m. After hours: 1-855-201-0107. Website: https://cws.auburn.edu/aumc/

Student Counseling & Psychological Services: Available through phone only. Please call 334-844-5123 or their website: http://auburn.edu/scps

Safe Harbor Support Services: Available for any Auburn students and employees who have experienced power-based personal violence – 24/7 free and confidential support by phone, video call and email. Website: http://wp.auburn.edu/healthandwellness/safe-harbor/

The Campus Food Pantry: If you need to access the pantry as a first-time user or if you have questions, please contact them at auburncares@auburn.edu . Website: http://studentaffairs.auburn.edu/campus-food-pantry/

Health & Wellness Services: For assistance with personal issues related to alcohol or drug abuse, healthy choices, suicide prevention, nutrition services, sleep, etc., they are available for calls/emails/video meetings and will host individual appointments for substance use services and nutrition appointments via Zoom. Contact via phone at 334-844-1528, email at hpws@auburn.edu. Website: http://auburn.edu/hpws

For a comprehensive list of AU student resources and campus services, download a copy of “Student Resources During Remote Instruction“.

Jodie Kenney

Jodie Kenney

Director of Student Services

Office: 2221
Email
Ginger Donaldson

Ginger Donaldson

Coordinator III, Student Services

Office: 2223
Email
Wendy Franklin

Wendy Franklin

Coord III, Student Recruitment & Events

Office: 2218A
Email
denise cole

Michelle Cole

Academic Administrator III

Office: 2222
Email