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Pre-Arrival Academic Advising & Enrollment Guide (Graduate) Spring 2019 UMass Boston Navitas Global Student Success Program

We are very excited that you will be joining us at UMass Boston Navitas Global Student Success Program. Please read through this guide carefully as it includes very important information about enrollment in courses for your upcoming term.

PAYMENT ▸ If you have not made your 60% payment to UMass Boston Navitas GSSP, you will NOT be able to register for classes. Please make your payment today if you have not already done so! ▸ Methods of Payment: ▸ Online payment ▸ Cashier Check ▸ International Bank Draft ▸ Credit Card ▸ Wire Transfer/Telegraphic Transfer ▸

Email [email protected] for questions.

▸ Visit our website for detailed payment options


Mandatory Orientation! Begins on Tuesday to Thursday, January 22-24 to attend Orientation at the UMASS Boston “Campus Center building” located at 100 Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester, MA 02125 DON’T BE LATE! This is your opportunity to meet your classmates and the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP staff, and learn about your new life here in Boston and at UMass Boston. Your attendance is required.


▸ Registration for Spring 2019 semester starts on Tuesday, January 8 at 10am EST and will close on Tuesday, January 22 at 4pm EST. ▸ It is also VERY, VERY IMPORTANT that you select your classes prior to your arrival.

PMP COURSE OFFERINGS BY MAJOR  Computer Science ▸ GSSP 501 ▸ GSSP 503 ▸ CS 210 ▸ Additional CS class TBD ▸ PSEM  Management ▸ GSSP 501 ▸ GSSP 503 ▸ *MBA 683 ▸ Additional MBA class TBD ▸ PSEM  Physics/IR/CR ▸ GSSP 501 ▸ GSSP 503 ▸ Additional Physics classes TBD ▸ PSEM

Please note that all first semester graduate students are required to take UMass Boston Navitas GSSP non-credit support courses, GSSP 501 (Navigating the Graduate Student Pathway) and GSSP 503 (Introduction to Graduate Research). In addition, all graduate students will attend a weekly Grad Seminar tutorial (PSEM). This tutorial will be added to your schedule after enrollment has closed. Credit course offerings are determined by the academic department and can change at any time. If the courses you see listed here are not available in the Portal at the time of registration, do not panic! We will make sure you are taking the courses that are right for you by the time classes begin. *Management students: You will be contacted by email to schedule a time for you to take the College of Management Writing Assessment on campus once you are in Boston to determine whether or not you can waive the MBA 683 course.

WHERE TO FIND COURSE DESCPRTION: ▸ Where can I find courses titles and descriptions? ▸ The UMass Boston Navitas GSSP Student Handbook is available here at our website. ▸ The Handbook is a resource that contains details about the program, including course titles and descriptions. ▸ Please review the Student Handbook prior to Enrollment and use it as a reference when selecting classes!

PORTAL CLASS REGISTRATION ▸ Please use this link to log in and choose your classes: ▸ Your USERNAME is your 6 digit ISSP ID number (can be found on your letter of offer) ▸ Your PASSWORD is your Date of Birth in this format: dMonthyyyy! (no leading zeros) Ex: January 5, 1995 = 5January1995!

You will not be able to log into the portal until after you have paid your tuition!


PORTAL CLASS REGISTRATION ▸ Please read the Enrollment Conditions, then click “I agree”.


Enrollment main screen

• Note that some classes may not be available to you due to prerequisites, class capacities, or based on your program. • Course descriptions available in Student Handbook (Students tab – Documents) • Click on a class to see the time it is offered

PORTAL CLASS REGISTRATION ▸ Select a class time that is available. Click “Next” and then click “Enrol”


After each class is chosen, your study load will increase as your funds decrease. PMP students will need to choose 100% study load.

After you reach your correct study load, you may “Finalize Enrollment” by clicking on the green button at the bottom of the screen.

PORTAL CLASS REGISTRATION ▸ FINALIZE ENROLLMENT Remember: You must click finalize enrollment in order to register for classes!

***Please log in to your Portal account regularly to check your schedule. Your schedule may change between enrollment and the start of classes. It is your responsibility to know when your classes are.

PORTAL CLASS REGISTRATION ▸ Once you finalize your enrollment, you may view your class schedule by clicking the Timetable tab at the top of the screen. ▸ You may log into the Portal at any time to review your timetable.

IMPORTANT REMINDER!!! IMPORTANT: Changes may be made to your schedule before the start of the semester due to ▸ ▸ ▸ ▸ ▸

Changes in classroom space Occupancy limitations Changes in timetable Instructor scheduling Enrollment in the wrong class

***Please check your schedule regularly by logging into the Portal to see if any changes have been made to your schedule prior to the first day of classes. Do not rely on a photo or a print-out!

WHEN TO REGISTER ▸ REGISTRATION ▸ Registration for Spring 2019 semester starts on Tuesday, January 8 at 10am EST and will close on Tuesday, January 22 at 4pm EST.

Don’t be late!

QUESTIONS / CONCERNS ▸ If you are having any issues, please email [email protected] ▸ For questions regarding payment, please email [email protected] Good luck, and see you soon! We are looking forward to meeting you at Orientation!