School of Polymer Science and Engineering
School of Polymer Science and Engineering
The best and easiest way to contact any Polymer Science & Engineering professor is by email. You can also drop by your professor's office during his/her office hours, which are listed on your syllabus. For email addresses of faculty in other departments, click here for the university's people directory.
Your professor’s office hours are listed on your syllabus, which is your first and best resource for information about the class.
Please give your instructors 48 hours to respond to your emails. They may be getting emails from many, many students, and responding as quickly as they can in the order in which they received them. If you need further help please see your advisor.
Your advisor will be listed on your SOAR Student Center page. All Polymer Science and Polymer Science & Engineering students are advised by Dr. Heather Broadhead.
Your advisor’s job is to look at your transcript and advise you which classes you need to take to graduate in four years with the degree of your choice. If you already know the classes you need to take, think of advising as a free degree audit, a double-check to make sure you don’t find yourself missing credits you need when you’re ready to graduate. Even if you are absolutely, positively sure you know what you want to take, advisement is a good chance to meet the faculty, who might have interesting suggestions for classes you might want to take in the future.
Advisement dates are listed in the Academic Calendar. Your advisor may contact you via your USM email address to let you know when he or she will be available during advisement, and your advisor's office phone number is listed on your SOAR page.
After you have been advised check your Student Center for your enrollment appointment. General enrollment dates can be found in the Academic Calendar.
There are a number of reasons that you might be blocked for enrollment. It might be that your eligible-to-enroll box has not yet been checked, or it might be that there is a hold on your account. A hold on your account could be the result of an unpaid bill, a required 099 enrollment that has not been fulfilled, or a hold from the athletic department if you are an athlete. You should be able to tell from your Student Center what the problem is by clicking on the Do-Not-Enter sign, but if you have any problems, please see Dr. Broadhead or other school staff and we will happily check your account to see what has gone wrong and direct you to the appropriate person to help you get things sorted out.
If your classes were there one day and gone the next, they were most likely dropped due to lack of payment. Call the business office at 601-266-4137 to find out how you can fix the situation. Once you have paid the fees, if it is past the deadline for you to add your classes back yourself on SOAR, schedule an appointment with Dr. Broadhead. IMPORTANT: Keep attending all your classes. If you are taking an online class, email your instructor and let him/her know that you have been dropped but will log back in as soon as you are reinstated.
You will need to contact the instructor for the class in which you wish to enroll. If they allow the enrollment they will contact the English office so that you can enroll.
There are three reasons that you might not be able to register.
Your window is not open. To check when your SOAR window will be open, look on your student center page for enrollment dates.
You have not been advised. Only your advisor can click your Eligible To Enroll button. Please contact your advisor and make an appointment.
You have a hold on your account. To check to see if you have a hold, look on your student services page for a Do-Not-Enter sign. Clicking this will tell you the reason for the hold. If it is financial, please contact business services at 266-4774. If you are on probation continued or suspension, you will need to talk to Dr. Broadhead in order to sign a contract detailing your plans for improving your grades.
If you need someone to talk to, Student Counseling Services is the place to go. You can visit their web site or call them during business hours at (601) 266-4829. If it’s after 5:00pm or on a weekend and you need to talk to someone right away, please call 601-606-HELP (4357).