Signed Language Advisement FAQ
Departmental Advisement FAQ
Scheduling an Appointment
The College of Arts and Sciences Advisement Center is putting the following safety preventative measures in place to ensure the health of our staff and students during COVID-19 (http://www.unm.edu/coronavirus/). All advisement appointments will be handled virtually. Arts & Sciences Advisors are available to you during this difficult time. Our full schedule will be appointments, no walk-ins. Appointments will still be the normal 30 minutes sessions. When scheduling an appointment in LoboAchieve, please indicate the following:
- Method of appointment- Select from Skype Call or Phone Call.
- Skype Call- In order to do a skype call, you will need to download SKYPE FOR BUSINESS at this link. You can download this to your computer or from your cellular device app store. You will need to login with your UNM netid and password.
- Phone Call- If it is necessary for you to have a phone call appointment, please provide us with your phone number. We will call you at the time of the scheduled appointment from a blocked number.
- Reason for your appointment
- Holds on account
- Class schedule
- Registration questions
- Other (Please give a brief explanation of the reason for the appointment)
Current students may check their Registration Hold(s) on LoboWeb:
- Log-in to my.unm.edu using your UNM Net ID and Password
- Select the Student Life Tab
- Click on LoboWeb
- Click on Registration & Records
Registration (Add/Drop), Course search, Check for Holds
Check My Registration Status
New Student Learning/ Graduation Planning: If you have a hold for Graduation Planning or New Student Learning Workshops, online versions of these will be emailed to you. If you have a Department Orientation hold, your advisor will contact you about how to resolve that via distance. Please monitor your UNM email for updates.
Admissions Hold: Contact Admissions at 277-8900
Bursar Hold: Contact Bursar at 277-5363
New to A&S Hold: Contact the Arts & Sciences Advisement Center at 277-4621 to set up appointment.
Registration Errors and Restricted Sections
Check the catalog for prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses at catalog.unm.edu
LING 101, SIGN 201, SIGN 352 DO NOT REQUIRE PERMISSION TO REGISTER
All other courses require “restrictive course form” that can be obtained from the SIGN department in humanities Building 81
***Students should register for backup courses while waiting for course registration approval. The SIGN department generally emails students regarding restricted course requests after finals week. If courses are approved, students are still responsible for registering themselves in the courses. If they cannot register for some reason, they should let the department know so they can determine if the seat can be saved.***
It is critical that students intended on applying to the SIGN program meet with their Arts & Sciences advisor every semester. Courses not taken in sequence can result in delayed program application and graduation.
Other: The UNM Sign program is a competitive program by application only, each May. You need all the pre-reqs to be completed before you can apply, and then 14-15 students are accepted per year via a departmental interview process. Two applications are allowed.
Regarding program pre-requisites:
- All SIGN students need to take our Intro to Sign course (SIGN 201), regardless of your previous experience, so that would be a priority course for your first semester.
- You also need English Composition classes, a writing/speaking core class, and math core (requirements for any Arts & Sciences students to enter their major).
- You will also need SIGN210 (ASL1) and SIGN212 (Fingerspelling).