Perhaps the single most important aspect of any student’s academic life is his or her degree program curriculum. To assist students in selecting and organizing a successful academic program, the University provides assistance through the Office of Academic Advisement.
The primary function of the academic advisor is to help each student understand the course requirements of the selected program curriculum and to guide students in making wise choices each semester in order to meet the degree/certification requirements.
While academic advisors provide advice and guidance in meeting degree and or certification requirements, each student is responsible for final decisions regarding organization of the academic program plus the direction and intensity of study.
All students must follow the academic regulations and policies of the University relative to prerequisites and curriculum requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where is the Advisement Office?
• The Advisement Office is located on the ground floor of the Dr. Henry Givens Jr. Administration Building, Room 008, next door to the Admissions Office.
Who is my academic advisor?
• Academic advisors are assigned to students according to major/degree program.
When should I meet with an academic advisor?
• All students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor at least once each semester.
What should I bring to an advisement session?
• Any questions regarding prerequisites, curriculum requirements, graduation/certification requirements, department admissions requirements or any other questions or concerns.
How do I declare or change my major?
• Complete a Declaration of Specialization Form indicating an initial major/degree or the new major/degree.
How many credit hours must I earn to be considered a sophomore, junior or senior?
• Freshman: 1-29 credit hours; Sophomore: 30-59 credit hours; Junior: 60-89 credit hours; Senior: 90 or more credit hours
When should I apply for graduation?
Students are required to apply for graduation according to the date published in the schedule each semester. Please see the Prospective Graduates Notepad of the current semester schedule for the required date.
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