First Years and Sophomores in MGSHSS are undeclared students and are not attached to any one major. In these two years, students are encouraged to explore what major they would like to pursue and PALss and Academic Advisors are there to help them through this time.
MGSHSS Academic Advising Unit
MGSHSS Academic Advising Unit (AAU) aims to assist students in identifying and meeting their academic targets. Through proactive communication with students, the unit aims to develop educational plans and success strategies that will help students excel at MGSHSS. By relying on institutional data, the AAU’s goal is to provide students with academic support and resources in the most efficient manner.
MGSHSS Academic Advising Unit is here to help. Reach out and let us know what we can do to help.
Meet your PALss
PALss (Peer Ambassadors at LUMS for social support) are Junior and Senior year students who act as role models and assist you to settle into university life during your first two years at LUMS.
How can PALss help me?
During these years of frequent interactions and check-ins, your PALss monitor your nonacademic wellbeing and provide support and advice by:
- Sharing knowledge and their experiences
- Familiarizing you with your faculty, school, and University resources
- Providing general information about your academics
- Answering O-Week and transitioning to college life questions
- Organizing mentoring sessions or group activities to help you build networks
However, PALss are not intended to replace the academic advice or assistance with your degree program/courses provided by your academic advisors at the AAU and Department Coordinators.
Your PALss reach out to you at the beginning of the First Year and remain in touch through a mixture of in-person and online medium till your Sophomore year. Make sure to respond to their meeting requests.
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Meet your Staff Academic Advisors
- Eilya MohsinManager AcademicsEilya MohsinP:+92-42-3560-8000 Ext. 8564E:firstname.lastname@example.orgL:Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Maryam Zehra ShahAcademic AdvisorMaryam Zehra ShahP:+92-42-3560-8000 Ext. 2162E:email@example.comL:Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Maha Noor QureshiAcademic AdvisorMaha Noor QureshiP:+92-42-3560-8000 Ext. 2296E:firstname.lastname@example.orgL:Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Aroosa SubhaniAcademic AdvisorAroosa SubhaniP:+92-42-3560-8000 Ext. 2163E:email@example.comL:Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences
How can Staff Academic Advisors help me?
What is the difference between a Faculty Advisor, an Academic Advisor, and a Program Coordinator?
Ans. First years and Sophomores are paired with Academic Advisors. Juniors and Seniors are paired with Faculty Advisors and Program Coordinators post-major declaration. Academic and Faculty Advisors help in utilizing campus resources, increasing awareness of practices that optimize the college experience and post-LUMS planning. Program Coordinators advise on degree completion requirements.
How can I ensure that I get my preferred major?
Ans. Students declare their major in their respective department after completing two years in MGSHSS. Three preferences are submitted on Zambeel and the decision for major placement is announced by the school. For specific requirements, check the Student Handbook.
What does it mean if I am on probation?
Ans. It means your cumulative GPA (CGPA) has dropped below 2.00. Probation is an indication from the university that you must increase your CGPA to 2.00 or above to remain part of the university. Boosting your CGPA will require not only accelerated effort on your part but a well-structured academic plan for the semester. To help get back on track, students need to create an academic plan with their Academic Advisor.
Who can I contact for career advice?
Ans. MGSHSS Careers Center: firstname.lastname@example.org has been set up keeping in perspective various concerns of current students (all levels) regarding career planning and readiness. Please email the Center for an in-person or virtual appointment.
What are the maximum credit hours that a student can enroll in a semester?
Ans. MGSHSS First year students can only take a maximum of 16.5 credit hours in a semester. However, in their sophomore year and onwards, students can enroll in up to 20 credit hours.
One of my intended major’s core courses is clashing with my preferred Contemporary Debates Course. What should I do?
Ans. Please remember that if you are an undeclared student, there are no core courses except for your MGSHSS Core Curriculum course. So, please enroll in the Contemporary Debates course. If you want to take both, then you must choose another Contemporary Debates course that does not clash with your other course. You can also request a meeting with Academic Advisors to discuss your course planning for both cases.
Can I enroll in courses from other schools in Phase I?
Ans. The communication sent from RO indicates detailed information about a course, its description, instructor information, level check, enrollment capacity, waitlist if any, pre-requisite if any, and what phase the course will be open.