Academic Advising provides support and assistance to students as they explore academic interests and develop educational paths. Advisors work in partnership with students to establish goals, choose classes, and to identify tools and resources to aid in their success. Advisors provide information about core and departmental requirements, transfer credit, academic status, academic policies, articulation agreements, procedures and University services. In order to register, all undergraduate students must have their advisor's approval for fall and spring classes. All students in the Education Department, both graduate and undergraduate, must have their advisor's approval to register for all terms and semesters.
In order to stay on track, students are encouraged to make regular contact with their advisors on matters of academic planning and progress and should regularly check their program evaluation in Self-Service and Academic Planning for accuracy and progress towards graduation. Although advisors are there to support students, the ultimate responsibility for making decisions about educational plans consistent with policies of the University rests with the student.
All matriculated undergraduate students are assigned an academic advisor. Professional advisors in the Center for SUCCESS advise pre-clinical nursing and liberal studies majors, as well as and students who have not declared a major. All other students are assigned faculty advisors within the department of their major. Changes of professional staff advisor are arranged through Advising and Career Services. In order to request a change of an advisor who is a faculty member, the student must make the request of the department chair of their current major.
Preparation, Opportunities, Connections!
The Center for SUCCESS supports students in their search for meaningful career paths through self-assessment and career planning, internship resources, alumni networking opportunities and job-search-skills training. Programming is focused on helping students prepare for the world of work through personal career counseling and assessment, hands-on workshops, career information panels and opportunities for students to connect with potential employers and graduate school options.
For more information on academic and career advising, please call 773-298-3131 or stop by room L-208 in the Warde Academic Center.