Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Academic Advising

University policy entitles each student to academic advising. Advising expedites course selection and helps the student create an academic program suited to their needs and the University’s graduation requirements. 

Each undergraduate student is strongly encouraged to work closely with their assigned advisor in selecting Liberal Arts Curriculum courses, major and minor offerings and elective courses from other disciplines. If a student has more than one major or minor they are encouraged to see advisors in each area of study prior to course registration.

Declared students are assigned an advisor in their major degree program. Advisor names can be found in Ursa, under “Registration and Grades/Register for Classes” by clicking on “View Student Information”. If an advisor's name is not present, the student may call the department of the specified major to have an advisor assigned. Students declared as Exploring, are advised by Soar.

Information provided by the Office of the Registrar and information from advising sessions with the student equip the advisor to help with a variety of academic issues, procedures and opportunities.

All students are encouraged to make full use of the advising system including, but not limited to, a visit to an advisor before registration each semester. Appointments are encouraged for all students, and are mandatory in most offices, to receive a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for the upcoming semester class registration.

The PIN changes each semester and is required in order to register for upcoming semester classes. For a misplaced PIN, contact the advisor who issued the PIN. Summer and Winter Interim Sessions do not require a PIN. Students changing majors must meet with an academic advisor in the newly declared major to obtain a PIN.