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Important information from Laura Thorp

First, the course listing for Summer 2021 is now available to view here, and the course listing for Fall 2021 is available here. in Self Service Carolina ( The full summer and fall schedules (including instructor information) will be available to view in Self Service Carolina ( by March 5. You should take a look through the available courses so you can begin planning your Summer and/or Fall 2021 schedules.

Related to this, you should all reach out to your assigned advisor to set up an advising appointment for Summer/Fall 2021. Advising appointments are important for making sure you're on track to graduate, ensuring you're taking courses relevant to your area of interest, and making sure there aren't any gaps or surprises that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. As a reminder:

  1. All School Library Media students should reach out to Shana Watson ( to schedule their advising appointments. Students may also use this link to schedule a meeting with Shana:
  2. All LIS/General Track students should reach out to me (Laura Thorp, to schedule their advising appointments. Students may also use this link to schedule a meeting with Laura:
  3. All PhD students should reach out to their faculty advisor/director or to me if they do not have a faculty advisor at this time (or if they would like to verify where they are in their coursework/requirements).

Advising can take place via email, phone call, or videoconference this semester (we are still limiting in-person appointments due to COVID-19).

Finally, please keep the following important dates in mind:

  1. Last day to drop a Fall 2020 course without receiving a WF: March 27

  2. Deadline for Summer 2021 non-School Library Internship Applications: April 1

  3. Deadline for Summer 2021 Independent Study Applications: April 1 

  4. Deadline for Fall 2021 non-School Library Internship Applications: August 1

  5. Deadline for Fall 2021 Independent Study Applications: August 1

  6. Graduate Student Registration for Summer and Fall 2021 begins: April 5

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