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College of Arts and Sciences Advising

What We Do


The College of Arts and Sciences provides academic advising to students from the beginning of their sophomore year through graduation. The following services are available to students:

  • Academic advising and program information for majors
  • Orientation sessions for new students within the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Registration and Drop/Add information
  • Evaluation of academic transcripts and articulation of transfer credits
  • Career advising by faculty mentors
  • Internship opportunities
  • Maintenance of academic advising records
  • Certification of graduation requirements

 Responsibilities and Expectations:

For Students

For Advisors

Treat students, staff, and faculty with respect.

Treat students, staff, and faculty with respect.

Arrive on time and prepared to advising appointments.

Arrive on time and prepared to advising appointments.

Know degree requirements and sequencing.

Stay current on curriculum changes and educate students on degree requirements and sequencing.

Know where to find answers to questions on campus and online.

Know resources on campus and online, and build relationships with offices that serve students.

Be engaged in the decision-making process regarding your academic career.

Empower students to make purposeful decisions about their academic career.

Maintain active communication with Advisors and other offices on campus by checking Eagle mail regularly.

Be accessible to students and faculty. Respond to phone calls and email within a reasonable amount of time.

Know how to use Gulfline to search for courses and register.

Know how to use Gulfline, Banner, online degree evaluation, Angel, Eagle Mail efficiently and accurately. Educate students on the effective use of the tools available to them

Know how to use the online degree evaluation.

Know where to find the academic calendar and adhere to relevant deadlines.

Schedule an advising appointment at least once per semester for proactive planning.