Academic advising is a fundamental step in students’ education and an important tool in helping them through their academic growth.
Advising is mandatory for all degree-seeking students. You will not be able to access the registration system until you have met with your Academic Advisor.
Academic Advising: When & How
Academic advising appointments will be held two weeks prior to the opening of the two-week registration period. Please refer to the academic calendar for specific dates.
You will receive an email from your advisor with a link to schedule your advising appointment. Should you miss your appointment, you will be informed of the Advising Make-Up Day in which advising will be conducted by the Dean’s Office.
Please note that students who are not advised will not be enabled to register for classes online, as advising is mandatory for all students.
Students who plan on going on Direct Exchange or Independent Study Abroad for Spring or Fall semesters are also required to be advised. These students should also register for classes at JCU to avoid disrupting their academic career should their plans to go abroad fall through. The Office of the Registrar will remind them to drop these classes before the drop/add deadline once participation in the Direct Exchange or Independent Study Abroad program is confirmed.
Academic Advising is more than picking classes
Academic Advisors assist students in developing their academic potential and exploring educational opportunities. Through the relationship established between advisor and student within a friendly, helpful, and professional atmosphere, students have the opportunity to:
- learn about educational options, degree requirements, and academic policies and procedures;
- clarify educational objectives;
- plan and pursue programs consistent with abilities, interests, and life goals;
Ultimately, the student is responsible for seeking adequate academic advice, for knowing and meeting degree requirements, and for enrolling in appropriate courses to ensure orderly and timely progress toward a degree.