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  • Introduction Learn to work with the three tabs or pages that comprise the Student Services Center. SPIRE A (Academic Records) users and SPIRE Advisor users can access some of students’ personal and academic information from a single location. Access the Student Services Center SPIRE A...
  • Introduction Learn to work with the interactive Academic Requirements Report, the Academic Requirements & Course History PDF, and the Course History page. For details of how to navigate to the Academic Requirements Report, the Academic Requirements & Course History PDF, and the Course...
  • View the Academic Requirements Report (ARR)   Track your undergraduate advisee's progress with the interactive Academic Requirements Report. Find out how to generate an Academic Requirements & Course History PDF. Link to further information about Course History. Navigate to your...
  • Advisors, find the academic information available to you in SPIRE, including Program (e.g., Undergraduate), Career (e.g., Graduate or Undergraduate), Degree (e.g., Bachelor of Science), and Major. Navigate to your advisee's Student Center. Click the academics tab at the top right. The...
  • Advisors, to view your advisee's contact information in SPIRE: Navigate to your advisee's Student Center. On the Student Center tab: Scroll down to Personal Information. Under Personal Information, the Contact Information includes the following: Mailing Address, Local or...
  • To view your advisee's enrollment appointment, if any, in SPIRE: Navigate to your advisee's Student Center. On the Student Center tab: Scroll down to the Enrollment Dates section, on the right side of the Student Center, between the To Do List section and the Advisor section. Note:...
  • Advisors, view your advisee's grades, by term, in SPIRE. Navigate to your advisee's Student Center. On the Student Center tab: From the other academic... drop-down list, select Grades. Click the double arrow icon (). The Advisee Grades page for the current term opens...
  • Privacy Advisors, find out if your advisee has requested extra privacy protection. In SPIRE, navigate to your advisee's Student Center. On the Student Center tab: Look at the upper right corner of the page, after the ID and above the academics tab. If your advisee has requested...
  • Faculty and staff with Advisor access to SPIRE, you can now review and update online notes for your advisees. Advising notes will be available even when students move between departments, schools, and colleges. Notes Guidelines View guidelines for writing appropriate advising notes. Click Notes...
  • What is the SPIRE Advising Notes tool? The SPIRE Advising Notes tool is an online note-making application for academic advisors, available through SPIRE. The Committee on Advising & Technology and the Undergraduate Deans Council have endorsed the concept of online notes and reviewed the...
  • The Advising Notes tool in SPIRE allows faculty and staff with Advisor access to maintain an easy-to-use online record of advising notes for all students. This tool will improve advising across campus by ensuring that advisors have accurate and more complete information on their advisees, even...
  • Advisors, would you like a quiet environment and personal assistance to learn how to read and write SPIRE Advising Notes? Consider our Advising Notes Help Sessions or trainings. The Help Sessions are not formal workshops, but an opportunity for anyone with SPIRE for Advisors access to get one-on-...
  • In SPIRE, go to the My Advisees page: In the SPIRE Main Menu, click Advisee Information > View Advisees. The My Advisees page opens. From the My Advisees page: If your advisee is assigned to you, navigate to your advisee in the advisee roster, then click View Student...
  • View your advisee's course history with the interactive Course History page in SPIRE. Link to further information about the Academic Requirements Report and how to generate an Academic Requirements & Course History PDF. View the Course History Page Navigate to your advisee's Student...
  • Enrollment Appointment Essentials The Enrollment Appointment is the time window during which you can register for classes in SPIRE. Check your appointment to see your personalized start and end dates for registration for this term. You cannot register before or after your appointment. Make...
  • Advisors, to view existing advising notes, follow the directions below. In SPIRE Menu, go to the Read Advising Note page: Use the SPIRE Menu to navigate to Advising Notes > Advisor > Read Advising Notes. The Read Advising Notes search page opens. On the Read Advising Notes...
  • In the SPIRE Menu, select Campus Profiles > Student Services Center. The Student Services Center search page opens. Enter a student's 8-digit SPIRE ID or Last Name and First Name. Click Search. If more than one student matches the search criteria, click the correct student's Name...
  • Advisors, to run your advisee's unofficial transcript in SPIRE: On the Advisee Unofficial Transcript page, click Cancel to return to the Student Center tab for your advisee. Navigate to your advisee's Student Center. On the Student Center tab: From the other academic... drop-down...
  • Advising Notes Tips What to write: Before writing any advising notes, please review the Advising Notes Guidelines for writing appropriate advising notes. Save early and often: avoid losing your work to time-outs! SPIRE can time out the Advising Notes pages after only 15 minutes and with...