CURRENT STUDENTS

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. How do I find out who my Academic Advisor is?

Once you login to your BOSS account, click on “Advisor”.

Or, you can contact the Academic School/Department/Unit responsible for offering your major since they assign you to an Academic Advisor. You can view a listing of the departments by viewing the Racing Form.  Click on the “General Information” heading and proceed to page 13 where you will find a complete Directory with names, office locations, and telephone numbers.

This information is also available in the online and printed versions of “The Racing Form” General Information section.

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2. How do I get a HOLD removed?

You can view your HOLD(s) on BOSS. On that page, it gives you the department name, office location, and phone number to contact to resolve the HOLD issue. Only that office can remove the HOLD.

Once you login to BOSS, click on “Holds”.

This information is also available in the online and printed versions of “The Racing Form” General Information section.

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3. How do I obtain an official transcript?

To obtain an official Louisiana Tech University transcript, you can complete the online Request for Official Transcript.

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4. How do I resign from the University?

Students who drop all of their classes are actually resigning from the University. See the Academic Calendar for cutoff dates and deadlines governing drops and resignations. Come by Keeny Hall 207 and pick up a Resignation Card. You will be given specific instructions for processing your resignation. Once the action is completed and returned to the Registrar’s Office, they will load the action immediately. You will be able to view the resignation on your BOSS records by viewing the Detailed Schedule or Grades menu options for the affected term. Visit our page for more information concerning Resigning from the University

NOTE: Do not just walk away without processing a resignation. There are substantial financial aid and grade penalties that can negatively impact any future postsecondary education endeavors.

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5. How do I drop classes after the Late Registration, no grade Drop/Add period ends?

Be sure to check the Academic Calendar for cutoff dates and deadlines governing drops with a “W” grade. Pick up a Drop/Add form at the Registrar’s Office (Keeny Hall 207), complete the required information on the form, have your Academic Advisor sign it, and then process it (Keeny Hall 207) before the last day to drop w/ “W” grades ends. You will be able to view the drop “W” action on your BOSS records by viewing the Detailed Schedule, Unofficial Transcript, or Grades menu options for the affected term.

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6. What happens if I neglect to complete Fee Payment or Registration Confirmation by the deadlines?

Your class schedule will be purged (cancelled). Students participating in registration are responsible for completing fee payment by the dates scheduled – see Critical Registration Dates. This also includes any student receiving any form of financial aid or scholarship assistance. It is critical that students receiving aid complete the Registration Confirmation process through their Account Summary menu option on BOSS.

This information is also available in the online and printed versions of “The Racing Form” General Information section.

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7. What does “Schedule Purge” mean?

All students are required to pay in full or confirm registration by the purge deadlines. Failure to complete fee payment or schedule confirmation by the published deadlines will result in the purging (cancellation) of the student’s class schedule. Once a schedule has been purged, the student will be required to register again, selecting from the classes available at that time. After the second purge, a $50 late registration payment penalty will apply.

Students are responsible for making timely payments for all tuition, fees, and charges due the University.

This information is also available in the online and printed versions of “The Racing Form” General Information section.

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8. What does “Registration Confirmation” mean?

All students are required to pay the full amount due the University at the time of payment. The full amount due is shown on the “Class Schedule and Fee Charges” form received in the Registration Center or on the on-line Account Summary accessed through BOSS.

Registration Confirmation: All students who have zero or credit balances because their fees are paid by scholarships, federal financial aid, fee waivers, or other credits are required to confirm their registration to complete the registration process. If a student’s ending balance on the “Class Schedule and Fee Charges” form received in the Registration Center or on the on-line “Account Summary” accessed through BOSS is zero or a credit balance, then the student is eligible to confirm registration. If the ending balance indicates an amount due to the University, the student will be required to complete payment in full.

If additional charges are incurred after a student has paid the full amount due or confirmed registration, these charges must be paid before the payment deadline to avoid the purge (cancellation) of classes. Additional charges are incurred when a student adds courses and adds or changes a dorm selection, meal plan, or Tech Express plan. The student’s schedule will not be purged if minor charges totaling $250 or less are incurred after the payment in full of the original balance due or registration confirmation.

This information is also available in the online and printed versions of “The Racing Form” General Information section.

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9. Who needs a base pass and how do I go about getting one?

Courses offered at Tech Barksdale are open to non-military/civilians as well as service members. To attend courses at the Tech Barksdale Instructional Site, non-military/civilian students should complete steps to obtain a base pass, which includes a background check. It is the student’s responsibility to complete this process no less than 2 weeks prior to the course start date. There are 3 convenient locations to complete required base pass documentation.

 

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10. Whom do I contact if I have a question?

If you have questions concerning:

Undergraduate Admissions (new Freshmen, Readmits, Transfers, Post-Baccalaureate, and Visiting), all Orientation, Scholarship applications: contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Wyly Tower 225, (318) 257-3036, bulldog@latech.edu.

Graduate Admissions, Graduate Assistantships, University Research: contact the Office of the Graduate School and University Research, Wyly Tower 1642, (318) 257-2924, gschool@latech.edu.

Financial Aid, FAFSA, Loans, Grants, TOPs, Scholarships, Work-Study: contact the Financial Aid Office, Keeny Hall 240, (318) 257-2641, techaid@latech.edu.

Dormitories and Student Housing: contact the Office of Student Housing, Harris Hall, (318) 257-4917, housing@latech.edu.

Academic Calendar, Registration, Drop/Adds, Resignations, BOSS PIN #’s, Class Schedules, Available Course Sections, Address/Phone Number changes, Application for Graduation, Request for Transcripts, GO TO the University Registrar’s web page.   Further assistance can be obtained in the Registrar’s Office, Keeny Hall 207, (318) 257-2176, registrar@latech.edu.

Tuition, Fees, Account Summary, Loan Disbursement: contact the Comptroller’s Office, Keeny Hall 103, (318) 257-4325, tuition@latech.edu.

Disabled Student Services: contact the Office of Disability Services, Wyly Tower 319, (318) 257-4221, tds@latech.edu.

This information is also available in the online and printed versions of “The Racing Form” General Information section.

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