All matriculated, undergraduate students are assigned an academic advisor through the Office of Records and Advising. Staff members of the Office of Records of Advising advise pre-clinical generic nursing majors, pre-major level education majors, liberal studies majors, students enrolled in selected Continuing and Adult Education programs and students who have not declared a major. All other students are assigned faculty advisors within the department of their major. Changes of major or staff advisor are arranged through the Office of Records and Advising. 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.
All undergraduate students must have their advisor's approval to register for fall and spring classes. All students in the School of Education, both graduate and undergraduate, must have their advisor's approval to register for all terms and semesters. Advisors provide information about core and departmental requirements, transfer credit, academic status, academic policies, articulation agreements, procedures and University services. Students are encouraged to make regular contact with their advisors on matters of academic planning and progress. The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about educational plans consistent with policies of the University rests with the student.