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. Students are assigned to an academic advisor upon admission or enrollment to the University based upon their declared major. Advisor assignments are typically adjusted when students officially change their major. Students are responsible for meeting with their advisor to plan for the upcoming term, prior to enrolling in classes. Students may request a change of advisor assignment by contacting the department overseeing their 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