All degree-seeking undergraduate students are required to be academically advised each semester prior to registering for classes. Regular contact with an academic advisor is a key to student success.
New freshmen are advised for fall classes during summer orientation by professional advisors in one of two offices and continue to be advised in these offices until they earn approximately 45 credit hours.
- Freshmen with majors in Nursing; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Middle Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Special Education; K-12 Health and Physical Education; Social Work; and Interpretation: ASL/English are advised in the Advising and Support Center of the College of Education and Health Professions.
- Freshmen in all other majors and undecided students are advised in the Office of Trojan Academic Advising and Support Center.
These two offices are also the first points of contact for new transfer student advising. Depending on individual circumstances, transfer students may remain in these offices for advising or be referred to academic college centers or academic departments.
After reaching approximately 45 hours, students will be advised in academic college centers or academic departments within one of the following 5 colleges: