Summer financial aid not an urban myth

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ASU has several ways to obtain financial aid during the regular semester, but did you know that you can register for summer financial aid? It’s true! There are federal loans available, as well as the Pell Grant and Work-Study. Visit https://students.asu.edu/financialaid/summer. There’s even a handy cost-of-attendance calculator that will estimate the cost of 6-week and 8-week courses.

Course registration form solves class registration issues

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Trying to register for a class, but not having any luck? Submit a Course Override Form. Advisors will check for registration errors, prerequisite completion, or provide options when the class is full. You can find the form at http://innovation.asu.edu/life-at-poly/current-students/course-override-request.

GIT Creative Affair a big success

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The GIT Creative Affair, held on April 29, 2014, gave GIT students the chance to showcase their work and to network with faculty. The Affair, which also honored graduating seniors, saw numerous GIT students and their families on the Polytechnic campus.

GIT undergrad Marcos Rodriguez, who is an Adobe Partners By Design Student Representative, wrote a blog post on the Partners By Design Blog about the GIT Creative Affair. Read his post at http://adobe-pbd.com/us/experience/detail?articleId=24.

GIT now part of Fulton Schools

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As of summer 2014, GIT, along with other programs from the College of Technology and Innovation, now comprise the sixth school in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Many students have had questions, and now the answers to the most frequently asked questions are available at http://engineering.asu.edu/bettertogether/.

New web lab highlights multiple devices, usability testing

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The newest lab addition to the GIT family is the Web Device and Usability Lab. It’s located in Santa Catalina 157, and the official opening is fall 2014. The lab contains numerous devices, from a big-screen TV to smartphones, for testing websites and web applications. The lab also has software available for students to test websites for user experience and usability issues.

“This lab is going to allow for students, faculty and community members to test websites for usability and for any display issues that can happen when transitioning between different screen sizes,” said Deborah Prewitt, lecturer in GIT and co-director of the lab. “It’s also going to allow students to use Morae, a great click-tracking software that will test whether the elements on your webpage are placed where users are looking for them.”

Students are welcome to use the lab. Contact Christina Carrasquilla or Deborah Prewitt for access.