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Steps to Becoming an Advisor

New In-Person Advisor Workshop Spring, 2024

The scheduled workshop will be conducted in person.

New advisors must complete the following workshop/trainings:

1.  Best Practices for Effective Advising and Student Profile will be conducted in person

Thursday, February 22nd 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Lee Hall room 213


Friday, March 1st at 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in Lee Hall room 213

 Registration to attend the workshop is required.  The link to access the form to register and to respond to a few questions is available here

 The workshops are open to all advisors.


2.  Degree Works Training is provided by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and can be found here.  For questions, please email

3.  Complete the Banner Request form after attending the required trainings and please return the form to the Academic Success Center via email --


General Information - Advising through ULink

Advising information is available on the University’s integrated student information system, ULink. You can email your students 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 and March, all new students are assigned a departmental academic advisor. This is a good time to contact your advisees about at-risk alerts, 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 Profile (on ULink under the Faculty tab), Catalog,  blue advising form or remote 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  Profile page.