Advising

photo of a student meeting with an adivsorAs an undergraduate student, you are provided with academic advising in two phases: first in the University College and then in the college of your major. In the first phase, most first-year students are advised in the University College. Advisors, assigned on the basis of your major area of interest, help you identify required courses and plan your schedule. They also explain the university's academic regulations and answer questions about registration, programs of study, tutoring, proficiency testing, and other academic matters. If you do not have a major, you may seek an advisor's help in selecting one. You will be advised in the University College until you meet the requirements to be accepted by the college of your major program of study. All University College students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher must enter a major within a college by the time they have earned 90 credit hours or be converted to non-degree status. Non-degree students are ineligible for financial aid, veteran's education benefits, and intercollegiate athletics. The second phase of academic advising begins as you meet the requirements to enter the college of your major. You are then assigned an advisor by your college or academic department.

Academic Advisors are here to help you with registration, policies, tutoring, employment opportunities and more.  Students receive a list of their general education and major degree requirements when they are admitted to the College. Students are required to meet with an advisor to review these requirements and sign the requirements check sheets. Advisor signatures are not required for registration each quarter, but students are encouraged to see an advisor at least once a year to ensure they are on schedule for their projected graduation date. Advisors may also provide help with procedural or academic problems. Make sure you take advantage of this valuable resource.

Students newly admitted to the College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) from another College within Wright State or transferring from another institution may wish to consult CoLA advising. While students in the College are primarily advised by faculty members in their departments, CoLA’s Assistant Dean and College Advisors work together with the departments to ensure each student has a seamless transition into CoLA.   

The College of Liberal Arts has an Advising office on the first floor of Millett Hall; this is where you should go if you have questions about transfer credit, Core classes, and the content of your DARs report. Students who major in either Sociology or Anthropology are also assigned a departmental faculty member as their advisor. You should seek out your faculty advisor for questions concerning the major. It is extremely important that you review your progress with your advisor on a regular, and at least a yearly, basis.