Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Freshman Advising

The Office of Freshman Advising provides academic advising to first-time freshmen, administers the University’s parent orientation and online student orientation programs, and participates in the University’s student orientation. First-time freshmen are advised in the Office of Freshman Advising before transitioning to advising by the academic department of their chosen major. Advisors guide students in major selection and counsel them on matters that may affect their academic progress, especially regarding University policies and procedures.

Once freshmen have earned a minimum of 12 credit hours with an overall GPA of 2.5, they will be transferred to the academic department of their chosen major for advising. Students not meeting these requirements will remain in the Office of Freshman Advising until 24 credit hours are earned.

Freshmen are advised based upon their selected major and according to the core curriculum listed in the catalog. After admission to the University, students seeking to change majors must notify their academic advisor to receive instructions as to next steps. Once the advisor has been notified and the major has been changed in the student information system, the student will be subject to the regulations of the catalog in effect at the time the major is selected.