Academic advisors assist students in meeting their educational goals and utilizing campus resources. The Learning and Advising Center provides advising for first-year students in the day division including students in University College: Discover It Yourself (DIY), a program for students who have not declared their major. Upper-level, day division students who have declared their majors are assigned advisors in their schools. An important tool for advisors is the Academic Alert Program through which faculty provides advisors with information regarding students’ academic performance.
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies advises Continuing Studies students. The office maintains regular evening hours. In addition, students may seek advising via telephone or email.
Students who have not yet declared a major or students who are thinking about changing their major are encouraged to meet with their advisor or the Associate Director of the Learning and Advising Center for specialized advising. Students also are encouraged to make one-on-one appointments with the staff of the Career Services Center in order to participate in career inventories and assessments so that they may choose a major that links their interests with their skills and abilities. Students will be advised to discuss possible majors and to talk with appropriate professionals on campus about the fields they are considering.
Undeclared students are encouraged to work intensively with their academic advisors to select courses that will help them to prepare to enter a specific major. Undeclared students are encouraged to declare a major after they have completed 30 credits. Students are required to declare a major after they have completed 60 credits.