Academic Advising Information
A Guide for Students
When does academic advising occur?
Advising occurs before the beginning of registration for the next term.
In the fall, advising typically begins after fall break. After spring
break, advising typically begins for both the following summer and fall
With whom do I meet?
Students should meet with their assigned academic advisor. This information is available via BearPort. For supplemental advising, or for questions that arise during the advising process, please contact our office.
How do I know if I'm on track?
checksheets may be helpful in checking your degree progress. We
encourage all students to go over these sheets with their advisor to
talk about course sequencing and other academic requirements. Additional
information may be available on your college or school's website. Check
out the links to the right to find out more information.
What are my responsibilities?
meeting with your academic advisor, review the requirements for your
major, minor, and track, if applicable. Also review the course offerings
for that semester and know what you might like to take. You will review
this information with your academic advisor and make decisions
together about your coursework for the next term.
What if I'm on the pledge?
Students on the pledge have a few additional requirements to consider when going through registration.
1. Make satisfactory academic progress.
This typically includes completing 15 hours a semester, for a total of 30 per academic year.
2. Registration requirements
Students on the pledge must register for classes within 24 hours of the time assigned to you. See BearPort for this time.
3. Meet with your advisor
it is required of all students, meeting one on one with your academic
advisor each semester is required to maintain your status on the pledge.
advising works much the same as it does for students who have not
selected the pledge. For additional information, questions, or concerns,
please talk with your academic advisor or contact our office.
Where can I find more information?
Registrar's Website is a great place to find information on all
programs. The course catalog is available online, as are current course
offerings, academic calendars, and other essential contact information.
Each college or school has posted their academic programs with
information on degree requirements. The College of Liberal Arts
additionally has checksheets for each major, minor, and the general
education requirements. Check the links above to connect with your