Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The adviser assigned to you accepts the responsibility to be informed and to show concern for you as an advisee. Academic Advising is an involved process. With the help of your adviser, you will move from a decision making process toward realistic, flexible academic and professional goals.

In order for your adviser to provide this valuable service for you, he/she has a right to expect that you the student should:

  1. Consult with the adviser on at least a semester basis and when necessary.
  2. Keep appointments promptly. If the student finds it is impossible to keep the appointment, the student should try to notify the adviser before the appointment time.
  3. Be prepared for the appointment and bring appropriate materials.
  4. Seek assistance with the decisions to be made rather than expect the adviser to make them.
  5. Seek reassignment to another adviser when appropriate.

A student may add a course during the first two weeks of the semester. Specific dates are listed in the academic calendar.

A student may withdraw from a course any time during the first ten weeks of the semester. Specific dates are listed in the academic calendar. If a student withdraws before the tenth week of the semester, no entry of that course or grade will appear on the permanent record. In order to withdraw from a course after the tenth week the student must petition the Academic and Scholastic Standing Committee. A hearing may be required. A student dropping below full-time status after the seventh class day will not receive a refund for the class that is dropped.