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ADVISE on the Web (AoW)

Description Advise on the Web is an application that allows academic advisors to access academic information for students via the web; As a web application, no other software (other than a web browser) is needed to access Aow.

The following information is available in Aow:

  • Individual student information (real-time): View information for individual students (unofficial transcripts and registration information); Add/view/email notes to students.
  • Information for students in batch: Query the Aow database (includes canned queries); send mass email; print transcripts in batch.

Aow provides access to individual student information similar to that of SIS, and it provides batch/query functionality similar to that of ADHOC Datawarehouse. To help determine which system best suits your needs, please review the following table summarizing key differences between these systems:

How to Access the System How to access Advise on the Web:

  1. Make sure you have an Advise on the Web account (if you need an account, please refer to the "How to Get an Account" section below).
  2. Go to ARES at ares.umd.edu
  3. Select "Advisor Services" from the listing on the left side of the page
  4. Select "ADVISE on the Web" from the "Advisor Links" box on the left side of the page
How to Get an Account How to obtain an Advise on the Web account:

  1. Go to the Office of the Registrar:Faculty & Staff page and select "SIS Account Request Form" (found in the "Online Transactions & Forms" section in the middle of the page).
  2. Once you are in the form,
    1. Complete FERPA tutorial: If you have not yet completed the FERPA tutorial, complete the tutorial using the red link found immediately above the "Access Request" section (if you have already completed the tutorial, skip this step).
    2. Select Advise on the Web: Select the "Advise on the Web" checkbox in the "Access Request" section.
    3. Indicate type of access: Select the appropriate type(s) of access
      • Read Only: Look-up access only; Ability to view individual student information only
      • Search: Ability to use the Aow search/query tool
      • Batch: Ability to print batch transcripts
      • Mass mailing: Ability to send mass email
    4. Sign off on the form: Complete the red-starred items towards the bottom of the form.
    5. Submit form: Click on the "Submit" button.

Resources The following resources are currently available:
  • Aow SEARCH Manual : Information on how to use Aow's query tool to search for groups of students.
Additional questions may be directed to advisefeedback@umd.edu
Training Individual and group* trainings are available. To request training, please complete the form below, making sure to add any additional details in the "Comments/Questions" section of the form.

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