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:
- Familiarize yourself with the Department of Communication courses. They are described in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
- Your advisor will email you prior to the beginning of the advising period, make sure you check your university email account.
- It is important that you schedule an advising appointment during the advising period. If you get advised too late in the semester you may not find seats in the classes you need.
- It is very important that you register for classes immediately after advising. If you wait too long your classes may be full. Other classes may appear to be under-enrolled and the university will have to cancel them. In either case, the result will be that you won't be able to schedule the classes you need, and that will delay your graduation.
- It is important that you do not schedule classes without consulting with your advisor. If you do, you risk taking unnecessary classes, and that will delay your graduation.
You can download the curriculum guides from the links below
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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.
- 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
- 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.