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You are required to be advised every term prior to registration for the following semester. During your advising session, your assigned advisor will help plan your schedule for the next term. The advisor will assist you in planning your academic program and in making you aware of departmental, college, and University requirements, policies, and procedures. The advisor is there to help you make appropriate academic choices, but your advisor is not responsible for choices you make.

You must keep track of courses you need for graduation, because the responsibility for meeting degree requirements is yours, not your advisor’s.

You can find out who your advisor is through ULink.

In order to have successful advising, keep in mind the following points:

  • Get to know your advisor and take the initiative to seek help when needed.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Department of Communication section in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor for preregistration advising.
  • Have a tentative schedule prepared prior to your preregistration advising appointment. 

Advising for First-Time Freshmen

Things to remember about your first classes for entering students.

Class assignments are based on ACT scores. You must take the following classes if your ACT scores fall in the indicated ranges.

English scores

ACT/SAT Course

  • 1–16/420 or less: ENGL 090 Developmental English
  • 17–27/430 – 620: ENGL 101 Rhetoric & Composition
  • 28+/630+: ENGL 115 Honors English (3 credits automatically awarded for ENGL 101, placed in ENGL 115)

Note: Students must be eligible to be in ENGL 101 or ESOL 101 to enroll in any History class

Math scores

ACT/SAT Course

  • 1–17/420 or less: MATH 092 - Developmental Math
  • 18–20/430 – 480: MATH 100 - College Algebra, 5 days a week
  • 21+/500+: MATH 105 - College Algebra, regular section
  • 22–25/520–580: MATH 109 - Pre-Calculus Algebra
  • 27-29/610-660: 3 credits automatically awarded for MATH 105
  • 30+/670+: MATH 270 – Calculus (3 credits automatically awarded for MATH 109)

Note: Students must be eligible to be in Math 105 to enroll in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Students may enroll in Astronomy (PHYS 160 & 170) or Geology if taking MATH 092. If English and Reading ACT scores are both less than 16, then ACSK 090 should also be taken.