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    • Where do I go to get permits for other departments?

    • How do I reset my Banner ID password?

    • To reset your Banner ID password you need to contact the helpdesk at (337) 475-5995 they will reset your password. The helpdesk is located behind the Holbrook computer lab in the old ranch.
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    • How do I get a parking tag? And How do I get a student ID?

    • Students will receive fee statements via e-mail. Once you have paid your fees or signed your Financial Aid authorization, you may go to University Police located on the west side of Ryan Street in the same building as the Cowboy Connection. A picture will be taken for your McNeese ID and after providing your valid driver’s license and vehicle registration, you will receive a hangtag that assigns you to a specific parking area.
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    • How do I change my major? Are there any forms involved?

    • If you are still a student in Basic Studies changing your major only involves a trip to your advisor's office. Majors are changed usually during the advising and registration periods. If you have already been transferred to your major department, you must complete a curriculum change form, get the relevant signatures from both departments (the one you are leaving and the one you are going to) and submit this form to the Registrar's office.
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    • How do I get my alternate pin number?

    • You can get your alternate pin number from your advisor.
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    • Where can I go to see a campus map/parking map?

    • To see the Campus Map click on this link http://www.mcneese.edu/campusmaps. In order to see the parking map click on this link http://www.mcneese.edu/sites/default/files/not_accessible/maps/map.pdf

      Alternate Paths to get to the maps are listed below.

      Go to www.mcneese.edu and click on the tab labeled Campus Map. Another way is to go to www.mcneese.edu and find the search bar, and type in campus map, and then click on the first option that says McNeese State University Campus Map. The map of campus is here and if you scroll to the bottom of this page you will find the parking map also.
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    • How do I look at the course catalog?

    • You can click on the link here http://catalog.mcneese.edu/ and then choose the year of the catalog you would like to view.

      Go to www.mcneese.edu , find the search bar, and type in catalog, and then click on the second option that says Catalog. After you click on that it will take you to page new page. Now click on the link that says Online Catalog. This will take you to the Academic Catalog page, where you can choose what year catalog you would like to look at.
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    • How does dropping a class affect my financial aid/tops?

    • Information for maintaining the TOPS award can be found at http://www.osfa.la.gov/MainSitePDFs/topsrenewalposter.pdf
      Students should be aware that failure to successfully complete at least 24 hours each academic year may result in the cancellation of the TOPS award. Hours earned during regular summer sessions are not counted toward the 24 hour requirement. Questions about TOPS may be directed to the Scholarships and Testing Office (475-5140)

      Each type of scholarship may have different academic progress standards. Students should consult their original award letters/information for the criteria (GPA, hours successfully completed, etc.) associated with each scholarship. The Scholarships and Testing Office (475-5140) can assist with information on McNeese scholarships.
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    • What is the last day to drop classes?

    • The date changes on a semester by semester basis. Usually the deadline for withdrawing from a course or resigning from the University is approximately 75 percent into the semester or summer session. This information will be listed on the Academic Calendar.
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    • What is the hold on my registration? How do I take care of this and who do I talk to?

    • Students who owe a debt to the university are blocked from scheduling classes and must contact the Cashier’s Office in person in Smith Hall or by phone at 475-5107.
      Students may have registration holds placed by other university offices and must contact the office in question to have it removed. Only the office placing a hold may remove it. The Office of the Registrar does not have the ability to remove a registration hold placed by another office.
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    • How do I access Moodle?

    • You can click on the link here http://moodle2.mcneese.edu/ to get to Moodle.

      You can also access Moodle from your portal account, or by going to moodle2.mcneese.edu
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    • How do I access banner self-service?

    • To access Banner Self-Service, students should go to www.mcneese.edu and click on the Banner Self-Service link or click on the link here http://www.mcneese.edu/schedule/banner. To enter the Secure Area, students must log in by entering their User (student) ID and personal identification number (PIN).
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    • How do I pay my tuition online?

    • Beginning May 2, McNeese State University students will no longer receive fee bills in the mail.
      Students will be able to view and print their registration, fee deferrals and McNeese Bookstore PTA accounts. At the bottom of the fee bill there will be links to view detailed bill information, to add a parking decal, approve financial aid authorization, pay the fee bill and update student information.
      To access the fee bills, use the “View My Bill” link under the Student and/or Registration tabs on the Banner Self-Service page, or go to the “View My Bill” link under the Quick Links section on the MyMcNeese Portal homepage.
      Students may pay fees online using a check or bank draft, MasterCard or Discover credit card or in person at the McNeese Cashier’s Office using cash, check or money order. Payment can be mailed along with a copy of the fee bill remittance stub to McNeese Administrative Accounting, Box 92935, Lake Charles, LA 70609.
      Parents or guardians needing to have a copy of the fee bill will need to have access to their student’s online account or have the student print a copy of the fee bill.
      Questions about using the new online procedure should be directed to msucashiers@mcneese.edu.
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    • How do I find text books for classes?

    • You can order your textbooks online by going to http://mcneesecowboystore.com/home.aspx or visit the MSU Bookstore on the McNeese State University campus. You may pay for books and supplies online via credit card or charge against your PTA Account, if an account has been established at the college.
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    • How do I print out a detailed schedule?

    • After registering for your classes through the Web for students, there is a link on the Registration menu that says "Detailed Student Schedule". Clicking on this link will take you to a printable page where your classes are listed alphabetically with information such as the days, time, building, classroom and assigned Instructor (if known) clearly spelled out. There are some views of your schedule which DO NOT give this detailed information so please ensure you are choosing the correct link.
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    • Where do I go to apply for student employment?

    • Student employment forms are now online here: www.mcneese.edu/studemp/

      You can go to 104A Smith Hall or contact the office at :

      (337) 475-5102 Voice
      (337) 562-4227 TDD
      (337) 562-4135 Fax
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    • Are there any tutoring centers on campus?

    • There is a Math and Science tutoring center, located in Kirkman Hall room 129. You can visit http://acc.mcneese.edu/ for more information for the Math and Science Tutoring Center.

      There is also a write to excellence center, located in Drew Hall, room 234. You can also visit www.mcneese.edu/writingcenter for more information for the writing center.
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    • How do I get a permit for a course?

    • When a class is full/closed you have two options to try to get into it. Your first option is to wait until late registration when seats become available due to purging of the students who have failed to pay their fees by the deadline. The second option is to approach the Department that is offering the course and asked to be permitted into the class. A permit/override can only be authorized by the department head under which the course is being offered.

      Students needing permits or overrides with registrations can contact academic departments for assistance.
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    • I have a 5 minute overlap between a lab and a lecture course, the lab instructor says that the lab almost always ends early, what should I do? Can I still enroll in both courses? How do I enroll for both courses?

    • Occasionally a student may wish to take two classes which overlap by a few minutes. If the department head(s) offering such classes are willing to make accommodations, students may enroll in conflicting classes. The student should pick up a Time Conflict Resolution form from his or her faculty advisor, seek written approval from the necessary department head(s), and return the completed form to the Registrar’s Office who will then override the time conflict. Conflicting classes may not be scheduled if the overlapping time is greater than five minutes, or if the department head(s) deny the request.
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    • What is the maximum number of hours I can take? Is there a way around that number?

    • Undergraduate Students
      Undergraduate students carrying 12 or more semester hours are considered full-time students during the spring and fall. The maximum number of semester hours an undergraduate student may attempt is 22 hours. In order to schedule more than the maximum load, a student must 1) have a 3.25 grade point average the previous semester or a 3.25 cumulative grade point average and 2) obtain the appropriate form and approvals from his/her academic department.

      Graduate Students
      Graduate students carrying 9 or more semester hours are considered full-time students during the spring and fall. The maximum number of semester hours a graduate student may attempt is 16 hours. With approval from the student’s major professor, department head and the graduate dean, students whose cumulative GPA is 3.6 or better may enroll in 3 additional hours. Refer to the Graduate School’s academic standards in the McNeese Catalog for details.
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    • I entered McNeese on an older degree plan but want to move to the current plan, how do I do this?

    • You will need to meet with your advisor and declare that you will be switching to a new degree plan.
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    • I want to stay in the same degree but change my concentration, what do I do?

    • To stay in the same degree plan but change concentrations you will need to meet with your advisor and tell them you want to change your concentration but keep the same degree plan.
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    • I would like to enroll in a graduate course, can I do this? What conditions, if any, must I meet?

    • Graduating seniors who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on all undergrad work and only need 30 or less hours to graduate may be allowed to register for graduate credit. This privilege must be approved from the students’ academic department head, their academic dean, and the graduate dean. Note that these credits cannot be used to satisfy undergraduate requirements.
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    • I want to take a particular course, there are multiple sections with multiple instructors. How do I know if a particular instructor is good?

    • You can go to http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ or ask other students about the specific teacher you would like to know about.
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    • How do my grades and hours completed affect my Financial Aid?

    • For more information about the grades and hours can be found here http://www.mcneese.edu/finaid/policies-for-satisfactory-academic-progress.
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    • I am a returning student from 10 years ago. Do my classes have a “statute of limitation”? Should I repeat some of the courses from 10 years ago before taking the next course?

    • The classes do not have a statute of limitations. The classes still count towards the degree plan as long as the course has not changed. Also, the student has to prove that they have taken and completed the course.
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    • How can I do a minor I another discipline?

    • To get a minor in another discipline, you will need to talk to your advisor about declaring the minor. This will be the same process as a minor in your discipline. You will still need to get all of the requirements for that minor.
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    • How can I double major?

    • To get a double major, you will need to talk to your advisor about declaring the double major.
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    • How can I do two degrees?

    • To do two degrees, you will need to speak with your adviser about declaring both degrees.
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    • Would my transcript show my (a)minor (b) double degree (c) double major?

    • Yes, the transcript would show if you declared a minor, double degree, or double major.
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    • If I got a “D” in a course last semester and am retaking it this semester, will McNeese report both grades on my transcript or an average?
      What grade(s) are featured in my GPA?

    • If you made a “D” in a course last semester and a higher in the course the next time you took it. For your degree plan the higher of the grades will show and count for your degree GPA. For your transcript, both grades will be added to your overall GPA.
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    • How do I pay for a parking tag online?

    • To pay for a parking tag online you will need to go to banner self-service here: https://mccoy.mcneese.edu:9001/pls/PROD8/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage and enter the secure area. Next click the registration link, then click the parking decal near the bottom. Select a semester and add to fee bill.
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    • How do I make a portal account?

    • To create a portal account go to this link: https://mccoy.mcneese.edu:9001/pls/PROD8/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage. Enter the Secure Area, students must log in by entering their User (student) ID and personal identification number (PIN). After logging in click on the link towards the top of the page that says "Find Your MyMcNeese Portal ID", this will have your McNeese email account used for portal as explained in the next question.
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    • How do I get an email account?

    • A McNeese email account is assigned to you after you create a portal I.D. username. Your user name will look like: username@student.mcneese.edu.

      For example: John Smith
      username: msu-jsmith
      email: msu-jsmith@student.mcneese.edu

      This should be in the same section as creating a portal I.D.
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    • Who has to take Freshman Foundations?

    • Every first-time freshman is required to enroll in an appropriate section of FFND 101 during the first semester at McNeese. For more information about non-freshman, contact the director at 562-4207.
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    • What are the writing enriched requirements? And who has to do it?

    • Students pursuing a Bachelor Degree are required to complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of core courses designated as writing-enriched. Nineteen of those hours will come from a general education credit as follows: one credit hour from Freshman Foundations(if applicable); six credit hours from English 101-102; six credit hours from the Science-Mathematics array; and six credit hours from the Humanities-Social Sciences-Fine Arts array. Additionally, students will complete twelve credit hours of writing-enriched courses in the major; specifically: six credit hours coming from 300 or 400 levels; three credit hours from a major course with level subject to department head approval; and, three credit hours from the capstone course defined by each department or program. Students pursuing a Associate degree are required to complete 16 credit hours of courses designated writing-enriched. For more information on writing enriched course look in the most current catalog.
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    • I have trouble completing exams in the allotted time. What do I do?

    • Talk with the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities located in Drew Hall room 200. you may have a learning disability. We will supply you with the necessary information to help you.
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    • I was 504 in high school. Can I receive accommodations in college?

    • It is very possible. You need to talk with the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities located in Drew Hall room 200.
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    • I am a veteran. Do I qualify for any classroom adjustments such as special testing arrangements?

    • It is very possible. You need to talk with the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities located in Drew Hall room 200.
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    • I would like to enroll in a graduate course, can I do this?
      What conditions, if any, must I meet?

    • Graduating seniors who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on all
      undergrad work and only need 30 or less hours to graduate may be allowed to
      register for graduate credit. This privilege must be approved from the
      students’ academic department head, their academic dean, and the graduate dean.
      Note that these credits cannot be used to satisfy undergraduate requirements.

      A student cannot take any MBA Courses unless they have a GRE or GMAT score.
      The minimum score accepted on the GRE is 300 if the test was taken after August 3rd.
      If the test was taken before August 3, the minimum score accepted is an 800.
      The minimum score accepted on the GMAT is a 400.
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    • Where can I get my library card?

    • Your McNeese I.D. is also your library card.
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    • I am a transferring student and I want to know if my credits from another Louisiana college will transfer to McNeese State University, how could I found this out?

    • To see if your credits will transfer from another Louisiana university visit www.latransferdegree.org/CourseTransfer.aspx
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    • Where is the Registrar's Office currently located?

    • Due to the closure of Kaufman Hall for renovations, the Registrar's Office is currently located in the Burton Conference Center (BCC) which is located directly across from the Burton Business Center (BBC) four-story building.
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    • Where is the Scholarship and Testing Office located?

    • Due to the closure of Kaufman Hall for renovations, the Scholarships and Testing Office is currently located in BBC room 204 which is on the east side of the building.
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      Department Information

    • Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics
    • For all permits please see: Mary Bertrand BBC 145 475-5522 top
    • Harold and Pearl Dripps Department of Agricultural Sciences
    • For all permits please see: Judy Leger Gayle 101 475-5690 top
    • Department of Biology and Health Sciences
    • For all permits please see: Mark Wygoda Frasch228 475-5673 top
    • Department of Chemistry
    • For seat permits please see: Any Chemistry Advisor For all permits please see: Ron Darbeau Kirkman 225A 475-5777 top
    • Department of Educational Professions
    • Elementary Education: Linda Hurst Farrar 334 475-5407 Or Sandra Leder Farrar 215 475-5470 Early Childhood: Debbie King Farrar 324 475-5437 Or Gwen Duhon Farrar 111 475-5365 Non-Degree Add on: Debbie Taylor Farrar 202 475-5369 Masters Level Program: Dustin Hebert Farrar 217 475-5424 top
    • Department of Engineering
    • For information regarding permits please see your adviser. top
    • Department of Engineering Technology
    • For all permits please see: Carol Schulte Drew 204 475-5846 Or Brent Garner Drew 316 475-5855 Or Dorothy Ortego Drew 322 475-5844 top
    • Department of English and Foreign Languages
    • For all permits please see: Liz Fuselier Frasch Annex 117 475-5326 top
    • Department of Health and Human Performance
    • For all permits please see: Michael Soileau Rec 154 475-5374 Or Michael VanGossen Farrar 118 475-5454 Or Linda Parks Recreation Complex 475-5374 top
    • Department of History
    • For all permits please see: Cassandra Hermon Frasch 310 475-5160 top
    • Department of Management, Marketing, and Business Administration
    • For all permits please see: Lonnie Phelps BBC 141 475-5519 top
    • Department of Mass Communication
    • For seat and prerequisite permits please see the professor of the class you are wishing to obtain the permit. For all other permits please see: Myrtle Warden Hardtner 118 475-5290 top
    • Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics
    • For all permits please see: Sid Bradley Kirkman 102 475-5788 top
    • College of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Degree Program For all permits please see: Dena Bumgarden Hardtner 205 475-5821 Graduate Degree Program Stephanie Lavoi Hardtner 301 475-5753 top
    • Department of Nutrition and Family Studies
    • For classes in Dietetics please refer to Harold and Pearl Dripps Department of Agricultural Sciences. For all other classes please refer to the Department of Social Sciences. top
    • Department of Performing Arts
    • For all permits please see: Eva LeBlanc Shearman Fine Arts 475-5028 Addition Room 204 top
    • Department of Physics
    • For a prerequisite permit see: Kari Felice Frasch 326 475-5760 For all permits please see: David Archer Frasch 326A 475-5757 top
    • Department of Psychology
    • For all permits please see: Diane Manuel Farrar 151 475-5457 top
    • Radiological Sciences
    • For all permits and also Biology 100 please see: Greg Bradley Frasch 226 475-5657 top
    • Department of Social Sciences
    • For all permits please see: Billy Turner Kaufman 175 475-5167 Or Gregory Clark Kaufman 175 475-5300 top
    • Department of Visual Arts
    • For all permits please see: Monica Veillon Shearman Fine Arts 475-5060 Abercrombie Gallery Room 125 top