Student Responsibilities

As a student, you are responsible for your academic choices and for the planning and achieving of your goals. Your advisor will provide the assistance you need in successfully pursuing your academic goals, but ultimately you are responsible for the decisions you make. Take advantage of the assistance your advisor can provide as you Engage, Execute, and Excel…


  • To seek sources of information which will assist you in making academic and career decisions
  • To educate yourself regarding University policies, procedures, and requirements, and ask questions for clarification
  • To become familiar with General Education and major requirements which you are pursuing, and to schedule courses each semester in accordance with those requirements
  • To be aware of all prerequisites for each course that you include in your semester schedule and to discuss with your advisor how prerequisites will affect the sequencing of your courses
  • To carefully review each course syllabus, taking note of rules, regulations, and polices for each class
  • To understand the information provided to you by the university, including your transfer credit report, unofficial transcript, and Academic Requirements Report
  • To understand academic performance standards, academic probation, academic dismissal and to know GPA requirements


  • To clarify your personal values, abilities, interests, and goals
  • To keep your advisor informed about changes in your academic progress, course selection, and academic/career goals
  • To make an appointment with an advisor in a timely fashion when in need of assistance
  • To prepare for advising session and bring appropriate resources or materials along with a list of your questions
  • To keep appointments and give 24 hour notification if need to cancel or re-schedule
  • To accept responsibility for decisions regarding your "Educational Plan"
  • To follow through on actions decided upon with your advisor
  • To take advantage of resources and assistance available and follow through with referrals
  • To observe academic deadlines
  • To participate fully in the courses for which you are registered by completing assignments on time and attending classes
  • To seek information and ask for help from your major advisor and/or professor at the first sign of difficulty, whenever a serious problem (medical, financial, personal) disrupts your ability to attend classes or interferes with your ability to focus on your education and to perform your best work