Undergraduate Program Office and Advising

Meet the Staff

Amy Daubney Mei, Undergraduate Program Director
Amy oversees the functions of the office and works with all CM students on policy exceptions, course overloads, and graduation clearances.  She is available for appointments regarding policy exceptions.

Lizzy Cantor, Academic Advisor
Lizzy works with declared concentrators for general academic advising purposes. She also coordinates the Management Achievement Program (MAP) and works with the College of Management student groups and leadership opportunities.

Mara Gould, Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
Mara works with declared concentrators for general academic advising purposes. She also works with the Management LEAD program; both advising students in the program and working with the Peer LEADers.

Rebecca Meaney, Academic Advisor
Rebecca works with declared concentrators for general academic advising purposes. She also advises students in the Three Year Degree program (3YD), coordinates the CM Tutoring Center and works with the PASS program for students in academic jeopardy in the College of Management.

Leona Thomas, Staff Assistant
Leona helps students navigate the college and campus experience while providing support to many of the staff and programs in the College of Management.

 

Academic Advising

The College of Management is dedicated to helping all students in the college start on track and stay on track. Every CM student has a college-based or college-connected academic advisor assigned to them. Your advisor's name is listed on WISER.

CM STUDENTS WITH 60 OR MORE CREDITS
College-based academic advisors in the College of Management Undergraduate Program Office work with College of Management students who have more than 60 credits, based on the following alphabetical split:

Last Names A-Chen & students in the LEAD program: Mara Gould 
Last Names Chena - La & 3YD students: Becca Meaney 
Lb - Sa & students in the TRAIL program: Lizzy Cantor 
Sb-Z: Becca Meaney or Lizzy Cantor

College-based advisors are located on the fifth floor of McCormack Hall, in Room 610. Call 617.287.7760.

CM STUDENTS WITH FEWER THAN 60 CREDITS
Students who have earned fewer than 60 credits work with college-connected advisors from the University Advising Center, based on the following alphabetical split:

Last Names A-L Caitlin Sullivan
Last Names M-Z Joe Marois

College-connected advisors are located in Suite 1100 of the Campus Center. Call 617.287.5500.

ADVISING HOLDS
Every student in the College of Management will have an advising hold placed on their record for any upcoming fall or spring semester registration period. To have this hold removed, each student will be required to meet with their academic advisor before they can access registration.

MEETING WITH YOUR ADVISOR
Each advisor has designated walk-in hours as well as appointments available throughout the week. Please call the appropriate office number listed above to set up an appointment. CM students with more than 60 credits, part of LEAD, or part of TRAIL can see the walk-in schedule for Mara Gould, Becca Meaney, Lizzy Cantor, and Ben McNamee on our blog. More information about advising appointments and related policies in CM is also available.

Academic advising is an important tool for all students in the College of Management. Your advisor wants to learn about your goals, plans, and priorities to that s/he can support you as you take classes to meet your individual goals. Your advisor can also help you navigate the campus and help you take advantage of resources that can help you meet with success. Make a plan to see your advisor now!

 

Academic Policies

The College of Management adheres to university policies, in addition to our own.

Academic Advising and Advising Holds
All CM students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor to have an Advising Hold removed before registering for the following semester.  Students are encouraged to begin making plans in early October (for spring registration) and late February (for fall registration).  The demand for our advising services increases as registration dates approach, so early planning is highly encouraged.  

Academic Standing
The College of Management follows university policy regarding Academic Standing. College of Management students who are on academic alert, academic probation, or extended probation and those returning from dismissal or suspension will be required to participate in the College's Program for Academic Success Strategies with their academic advisor.  Students receive more specific information about this program as necessary.

Course Repeats
Information regarding the university policy regarding repeating courses can be found on the Registrar's webpage.  Appeals to this policy are managed on this form through the Undergraduate Studies Office.

College of Management Pass/Fail Policy
The university allows students to take one course each semester on a pass/fail basis, up to a maximum of eight. (Mandatory pass/fail courses do not count toward this limit.) If the course is successfully completed, a grade of "P" will be earned and the course will be counted toward the graduation requirements, but it will not affect the cumulative grade point average. The grade of "F" will count as a failure.

A "pass" grade means successful completion of a course, but it doesn’t count toward the cumulative GPA. In the College of Management, the pass/fail option is limited to specific courses.

CM students CAN take areas of knowledge courses pass/fail, specifically:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social Behavioral Science
  • World Language or World Culture
  • Non-Business Elective
  • Diversity
  • 200-level Non-business
  • International Management Requirement – as long as it is not a MGT course used in your concentration
  • General Elective Courses

CM students CANNOT take pass/fail courses that are major requirements, specifically:

  • Non-Business Verbal Reasoning and Expression (ENGL 101 & ENGL 102)
  • Non-Business Foundation Requirement (ECON 101, ECON 102 & MATH 134)
  • Writing Proficiency Requirement (BC230 & BC 290)
  • Business Foundation (MSIS 110, MSIS 111L, MSIS 212)
  • Management Core Requirement (AF 210, AF 211, AF 301, MGT 303, MGT 330, MGT 331, MGT 490, MKT 301, & MSIS 301)
  • Information Technology Core Requirement (IT 110, Programming Requirement Courses (i.e.: IT 114L, IT 115L, IT 116, IT 117, etc.) IT 230L, IT 240, IT 244, IT 246, IT 285L, IT 425L, IT 485)
  • All Concentration Courses
  • All Track Courses
  • All Professional Elective Courses (in IT Major)

All major requirements MUST be taken for a letter grade to count for satisfaction of the requirement for graduation.

It is important to note that a “pass/fail” selection cannot be cancelled after the published deadline that is listed in the Academic Calendar each semester.  

College of Management MATH 134 Requirement Policy
All management majors will be required to have completed MATH 134 before taking any College of Management 300 level courses in AF, BC, MGT, MKT, MSIS or SCSM.

The College of Management faculty have made this decision not as a means to present a barrier to the degree, but rather to help students get a strong grasp of quantitative skills necessary for success in upper level core and concentration courses.  MATH 134 will also satisfy the university’s quantitative reasoning requirement for College of Management students. All management majors are encouraged to enroll in this course, or appropriate pre-requisite courses as determined by your ALEKS Math Placement Exam results, as soon as possible.

Please note that advanced calculus courses such as MATH 135 and MATH 140 also satisfy the MATH 134 requirement.

If you are concerned about your ability to complete MATH 134 before you are ready to take 300 level courses in CM, please talk with your assigned academic advisor to learn how we can work with you to stay on track for graduation.

College of Management Dean’s List Criteria
Dean’s List is an honor that is given each fall and spring semester to students who demonstrate superior performance in all of their courses for that term. The Dean’s List honor is noted on the student’s transcript for that term and a reception is held by the College to celebrate this success.

As of spring 2006, the criteria for being on the College of Management Dean’s List is the following:

  • A minimum of two courses in that semester
  • A semester GPA of 3.60 or higher
  • No incompletes for that term on the student record

These criteria must be met by the end of the grading period for that semester to be placed on the Dean’s List.

University Withdrawal Policy and Procedure

 

Transfer Credit Review Process

Browse the Transferology website for a list of the established UMass Boston transfer course equivalencies. For information regarding the Transfer Credit Policy and waivers, see the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Permission Form and instructions on the Registrar’s page.

 

Graduation Quick Checks

Each semester we pick up some laptops and move out of our office and into high traffic spaces where we can find upper level students—and you can find us—to do a quick check of your degree audit to be sure you are on track for graduation. We typically limit this to students with 90+ credits and who are about to register for their final semester at UMass Boston. We post information on our blog, and will also email students who we think could benefit from these events each semester.