University College Academic Advisors provide individual advice and assistance to students throughout your entire degree program.  Your advisor will help every step of the way in areas such as:

  • Identifying your degree requirements and options
  • Admissions requirements
  • Evaluating your transcripts
  • Identifying educational and financial services
  • Monitoring your progress
  • Assisting in considering career options
  • Making appropriate referrals to other campus offices.

As a part-time University College student, we encourage you to ask questions, gather information, and explore options so that you and your advisor can develop a meaningful academic plan.

The Advising Office is open:

  • Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m
  • Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

University College advisors work in partnership with the schools and colleges to assist our part-time students with the following:

  • General advising on returning to school, selecting courses, and educational options;
  • Undergraduate part-time, transcript evaluation, academic advising, and review of degree options;
  • Career exploration/overview of appropriate programs of study;
  • Admission details for specific undergraduate degree programs and other part-time admissions study options, including a graduate program overview;
  • Accommodation for students with disabilities to fully participate in their courses;
  • Services for students from educationally and financially disadvantaged backgrounds (Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program).

Informal advising occurs daily via phone calls or e-mail.

Advisors may:

  • Act as an Advocate for students and as a liaison to SU departments, engage in a petition process with students, and may write letters of recommendation for jobs, internships, graduate and professional schools.
  • Solicit Feedback: Refer a student to a person or office when student’s needs extend beyond the reach of his or her professional; expertise: adjustment problems, assessing learning disabilities, personal crises, grievances, career placement.
  • Deliberate with students about which courses to take, career goals, progress toward successful completion of degree, course schedules and study habits.
  • Inform students of degree requirements, resources for study, and additional campus resources (SSUI, Learning Center, DIPA, Career Services).
  • Keep Records: Advising transcripts, logs, notes, degree progress checklists.
  • Refer: Provide students with the mechanism for offering feedback about students’ perceptions of the advising process.

Questions about Part-Time Study?