Academic advising is an important part of the overall education process at
JU. Students are encouraged to establish personal contacts with their faculty
advisors throughout their college careers. Academic advisors promote interaction
with students, assist with course scheduling and career planning, monitor
academic progress, provide accurate information about educational requirements
and procedures and refer students to other campus services when necessary.
All undergraduate students are urged to meet with their faculty advisors at
least twice per semester to discuss their academic progress and to plan a class
schedule for the next term. Advisors in the Academic Advising Center work with
incoming freshman and transfer students over the summer to create their first
semester schedule at JU.
Students who have chosen a major are assigned a faculty advisor within their
major area of study for their first semester at JU. Students who are undecided
about a major are assigned a professional advisor in the Advising Center, Howard
Building 1st Floor, until they do declare a major.
Services offered by the Advising Center include advising programs for
students experiencing academic difficulty, the Academic Intervention System of
identifying specific issues that impede a student's success in a particular
class, mid-term progress reports and long-term academic planning. In addition
to academic and faculty advisors, there are specialized advising services for
student athletes provided by Student Athlete Services located in Botts Hall.