As a student in the College of Arts and Science, you'll be assigned an academic advisor based on your choice of major. If you have not decided on a major, or are completing the necessary requirements for entrance into a professional program, you'll be assigned an advisor to help you meet those goals.

Our responsibilities.
Your responsibilities.
While you have the ultimate responsibility for your academic success, your advisor will help you to develop your educational plans, set goals, and choose the appropriate course so that you can graduate on time. Your advisor can also refer you to support services on campus such as counseling, tutoring, and study skills workshops.

Our advisors are here to help, but they can’t do it alone. Your participation is an integral part of the process, and we will work together to achieve your goals.

Through the academic advising experience you will:

  • Understand core curriculum requirements.
  • Learn about the specific degree requirements for your major.
  • Know your advisor's name and location on campus.
  • Understand your grade point average (GPA) and how to calculate it.
  • Learn about campus resources for when you need assistance, and how to use them.
  • Develop an appropriate and realistic schedule, and learn how to register for classes.
  • Utilize the online catalog, BlazerNet, and GPS (Graduation Planning System).
  • Develop an educational plan to successfully achieve your goals.
  • Learn how to make informed decisions.
  • Know the importance of your advisor’s role in making informed decisions.
  • Value the role or your academic advisor in helping you shape your plans.
  • Value the knowledge gained through your educational experience.
  • Graduate in a timely manner.
  • Early in the first term.
  • Any time you are having academic difficulties.
  • Anytime you have questions or problems regarding your academic progress (if you are having academic problems, bring your tests and notebooks).
  • If you have a question regarding transfer classes.
  • To discuss your educational goals.
  • To discuss dropping or adding courses.
  • To discuss a potential change of major.
  • Keep any information your advisors gives you.
  • Follow through with what your advisor tells you to do.
  • Be responsible for your decisions.