About Advising

Welcome to the College of Arts & Sciences Center for Advising and Student services. A team of professional counselors, peer advisors, and support staff look forward to assisting you throughout your academic career.

Academic Advisors in the College of Arts & Sciences provide individual, holistic academic advising services for undergraduate students interested in degree programs offered by the College. Every interaction with a student is an opportunity to make a positive impact.

An advisor promotes student success by:

  • Empowering students to take ownership of their education
  • Advocating across campus for an improved undergraduate experience
  • Collaborating with students to identify and achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals.

Advising in the College of Arts & Sciences is a partnership tailored to the individual student by teaching students how to utilize resources in order to achieve academic, personal, and professional success and empowering and encouraging students to think critically when making decisions. Academic advising assists students:

A professional advisor in A&S will:

  • Provide individualized support to students as they transition into the university.
  • Develop a rapport with their assigned students.
  • Learn their assigned students’ stories and identify their personal and academic strengths and challenges.
  • Help students connect how their skills, talents, values, and experiences will aid them in their academic success.
  • Assist students in defining academic goals that support their long-term objectives, while exploring majors in which they might best be suited to those goals.
  • Explore student interests and opportunities for them to engage in and outside of the classroom.
  • Answer questions about the university and refer students to appropriate resources.
  • Support students in areas of registration, degree requirements, course overloads, visiting student letters, advising holds, and other process needs.
  • Establish a degree completion plan and track progress toward degree, while maximizing their use of electives (ex. looking into minors or graduate school pre-requisites).
  • Challenge students to engage in the Cardinal Core and help them understand how the curriculum aids in their holistic development.
  • Aid students in understanding the Programmatic Requirements of the College, as well as navigate University and college policies.
  • Offer individualized outreach and academic interventions to students in their caseload who fall into at-risk populations or who may need additional support.
  • Assist students in navigating university and college processes concerning petitions and appeals (e.g., Appeal of Academic Suspension, Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form).