Advising and Course Registration Process
During NSO, you will have an opportunity to get a general overview of academic information and the advising process as well as meet with an academic advisor to select and register for fall semester course schedule. You will leave NSO with your class schedule in hand.
The advising and course selection process at a university is uniquely different from anything you will have previously experienced. There are many more choices at a university with over 40 different programs of study as well as hundreds of courses offered each semester. You will need to take more responsibility than you may have in the past in understanding the academic requirements and institutional policies and procedures. Because of the numerous choices and the complexity of the University, it is essential that you work closely with your academic advisor.
All students are required to complete the General Education Curriculum, which ensures that you will receive a well-rounded education. It includes required courses, as well as broader subject areas from which you can select courses. Your intended major may require you to select certain courses.
All First-Time Freshmen will be enrolled for the Fall semester in FYS 101 First-Year Seminar as well as appropriate classes in both English and mathematics. SAT (or ACT) test scores will be used to place students into either: 1) developmental English and mathematic courses or 2) the English and mathematic courses required of all students for degree completion.