Academic Policies Handbook

Academic Advising

Academic Advising is a crucial and rewarding part of the educational process. Advisors are important sources of information about degree requirements, class selection, career advice and campus resources. However, students have the ultimate responsibility for their own academic progress. The degree audit, available to students on MyBLUE, is the official source of information on degree requirements.

Although the academic advising of students may occur throughout the academic year, it is especially important prior to registration. All Undergraduate students are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor prior to early registration for Fall or Spring term. MyBLUE registration system will NOT allow students to register for classes until they visit with their advisor. The advisor will release an advising flag on the Student Information System, once the advising session is complete. All students should contact an academic advisor to discuss course prerequisites, course offerings and their specific degree requirements prior to registration.

Advisors for Deciding Students:  

A student who has not decided on a specific academic major or endorsement should contact the Academic Advising center in the Memorial Student Affairs Building for assistance prior to registering for classes.

Advisors for Declared Students:  

Students declare and verify academic majors, minors, or endorsements through the Academic Advising Center.

A student who has declared an academic major or endorsement should meet with his/her assigned faculty advisor prior to registering for classes.