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Compass Update February 12, 2014

Enterprise Information Systems and the Office of the Registrar will conduct a demonstration of the Undergraduate Degree Planner for advisors on Tuesday, February 18 from 10:30am to noon in GSC Assembly Room 101A.

Compass Update February 6, 2014

Compass and Howdy will be unavailable on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 7:00am until approximately 6:00pm for maintenance.

Compass Update December 6, 2013

Effective fall 2013, new undergraduate students are required to submit a degree plan.  On December 3, a type “UN” (“UG Degree Plan Not Required”) hold was placed on undergraduate student records to indicate active students who were enrolled prior to fall 2013 and will not be subject to the degree plan requirement.

Compass Update December 18, 2013

Guides are available in Howdy for the Undergraduate Degree Planner tool.  Students will find their guide on the My Record Tab in the Undergraduate Degree Planner channel.  The guide for advisors is located in the Learn About the Advising Tab channel.

Compass Update December 4, 2013

Student ID images can now be accessed in Howdy by employees who have a Compass account or access to the Advising Tab.  Student ID images are confidential data and should be protected like all other confidential student data.

Compass Update September 24, 2013

Compass and Howdy will be unavailable on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 7:00am until noon for maintenance.  During the maintenance, the Compass idle time out will be changed to 45 minutes, and the Howdy idle time out will be changed to two hours for faculty and staff and 30 minutes for all other Howdy users. 

Compass Update September 16, 2013

In order to improve security, Compass users who are not on campus in College Station, Galveston, Qatar or the School of Law will need to use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the system.  This change will be effective on Wednesday, September 25.  Your IT desktop support staff can assist you with installing the VPN on your off-campus computer.  Instructions on downloading and installing the VPN can also be found on the CIS Help Desk Central VPN page.

Compass Update July 26, 2013

The Undergraduate Degree Planner link is now available to all current students in the Undergraduate Degree Planner channel on the My Record tab in Howdy.  A message from the Office of the Provost will be sent to all current students in the next week letting them know it is available as an option for them to use in planning their courses.   The planner will not be available for new students until the second week of the fall term.

Compass Update July 18, 2013

In order to improve security, Compass users who are not on campus in College Station, Galveston or Qatar will soon need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the system.  Instructions on downloading and installing a VPN can be found on the CIS Help Desk Central VPN page.


Compass Update April 12, 2013

Hold filters have been added to the key block of the WOAHOLD form.  These filters allow the user to quickly and easily view specific groups of holds.  The default filter, All Holds, will display all of the holds on the student’s record including future and historical holds.

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