Why to See Advisor

The Office of Student Academic Affairs is available throughout the academic year to help students with a variety of issues - time-specific and ongoing.

Here are some examples of when students should see their academic advisors.

Before Add/Drop Ends

  • Help getting a full schedule of classes
  • An advisor’s (aka dean’s) signature for your add/drop slip
  • Working out a schedule that recognizes both academic and athletic demands
  • To arrange an independent study/tutorial (for sophomores, juniors, and seniors)
  • Approval to take six classes in a semester (for sophomores, juniors, and seniors)
  • To take a course pass/fail or audit a course (for sophomores, juniors, and seniors)
  • Approval for a consortium course (for juniors and seniors)

During the Semester

  • To introduce yourself to your academic advisor
  • Meeting with your advisor to discuss four-year plan
  • Questions about graduation requirements/degree audit in MyAccess
  • Advice on academic success strategies
  • Information on campus resources
  • Concerns about a course
  • To withdraw from a course (be aware of withdrawal deadlines each semester)
  • To miss a class because you are sick or have had an emergency - contact your academic advisor and professor(s)
  • Questions about AP/IB International exams, transfer credits
  • Approved transfer credit from another institution that is not on your transcript
  • Advice on personal issues that may be affecting your academic progress
  • To request an academic, medical, or personal leave of absence
  • An exception to any deadlines due to unusual circumstances
  • Change of major questions

End of Semester

  • To request an incomplete in a class (should contact advisor by last day of classes)
  • To arrange to take an exam during the conflict exam time
  • To discuss scheduling concerns for upcoming semester