2017-18 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Academic Advising

Minot State University maintains that academic advising is an important part of the educational process. Establishing a friendly and honest relationship with an academic advisor is advantageous. Effective advising helps students to maximize the educational benefits available to them. Advisors can help students make connections to appropriate University resources.

Although academic advisors are here to help, it is important for students to realize that they are responsible for meeting all graduation requirements. Students can increase their academic planning effectiveness by fully utilizing the advising system, by thoroughly acquainting themselves with the academic requirements of their major and minor fields, as well as the University policies for registration and graduation. The Undergraduate Catalog is the official source of information on these matters.

Students are encouraged and in some departments are required to meet with their assigned advisor each term prior to completing registration. Each student is assigned to an Academic Advisor of Record upon admission to the University, based upon declared major. Advisor assignments are typically adjusted when a student officially changes his/her major. The student is responsible for meeting with the Advisor of Record to plan for the upcoming term prior to completing the registration process. Changes of advisor assignment may be requested from the department overseeing the student’s major.

For more information regarding advising at Minot State University, please see the Academic Advising section of this document under Student Services.

APC - 3/1/16 & FS - 3/3/16