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1. Steps to Becoming an Advisor

Advisor Access

New advisors must attend the training “Best Practices for Effective Faculty Advising” Part 1 & 2. After attending both parts of the training, complete a “Request for Student Advising Profile” form and return the form to the Academic Success Center (ASC).

Advisor Training Workshops

Academic advisors are invited to advisor training workshops held prior to semester advising sessions in the fall and spring. Check for current listings of workshops at  “Advisor Trainings”

Advising through ULink

Advising information is available on the University’s integrated student information system, ULink. You can email your students through ULink to announce the beginning of the advising period, send out advising reminders, and clarify expectations for new and continuing students.

By the beginning of October, all new students are assigned a departmental academic advisor and freshmen and sophomores have access to their Grade Checks. This is a good time to contact your advisees about grade checks, tutoring resources, drop deadlines, the two-week advising period, and scheduling an advising appointment.

Advising Session

During an advising session, you should have access to the Student Advising Profile (on ULink under the Faculty tab), Catalog (catalog.louisiana.edu), blue advising form, and any departmental information about your student’s major.

Advisors must remove a student’s advising hold for the student to be able to register classes. It is recommended that you remove the hold during the advising session. You may do this by clicking “Lift Advising Hold” on their Student Advising Profile page.