At the beginning of the first semester, students are assigned an academic adviser in the department of their major. Students may be assigned to either faculty or professional advisers, depending on the department or school/college. Pre-majors are advised through the Center for Academic Services until a major is declared. Pre-major advisers are knowledgeable about a wide range of academic programs and can assist students in identifying an appropriate major/minor. All students who have 54 or more earned hours must have a declared major.
The actual number of times a student should meet with his/her adviser each semester depends on the adviser, the student, the student's program and the student's progress in his/her academic career. All students should confer with their advisers at least once each semester during schedule advising. Students may also want to meet with their advisers to discuss degree requirements, selection of a minor, internship opportunities, academic progress, etc.
Students meet with their advisers before registering for classes each semester, but are encouraged to confer with them anytime that academic concerns arise during the year.
In preparation for the Schedule Advising, students should:
By following these guidelines, the student and adviser can successfully navigate the academic maze of career choices, major requirements and other expectations.
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