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Steps to Becoming an Advisor

New Advisor Training

Fall, 2021

Trainings will be conducted remotely.

New advisors must attend the following trainings:

  1. Best Practices for Effective Faculty Advising (recorded on-line presentation)
  2. Student Profile & DegreeWorks (Traininig provided by the Registrar's Office).  Scheduled training dates are listed here.  For questions, please email
  3. Complete the Banner Request form (found here):  After attending the required trainings, complete the Student Advising Profile Access Tab form and return the form to the Academic Success Center (ASC).
  • Advising at UL (Live Zoom presentation and discussion with current and new advisors).  The session will be offered at two different times, but you only need to attend one

      Wednesday, September 22 at 3:00 - 4:00   OR                              Tuesday,  September 28th at 11:00 - 12:00 

The link to access the google form to register for the live virtual session and to answer a few questions is available here.

The interactive virtual community advisor panel discussion with new and current advisors will be hosted at the dates listed above.  For new faculty advisors, participation in one session is mandatory.  The sessions are open to all advisors.



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 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 Profile (on ULink under the Faculty tab), Catalog,  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  Profile page.