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Academic Advising

Student Information

Academic advising is your opportunity to learn more about yourself and your study habits, understand your degree program, become familiar with the many resources that LSUS offers, and set goals for the semester and your career after graduation. Approached correctly, academic advising is a vital step in learning for success.

The basic steps to a good advising experience are these:

  1. Know who your advisor is!  Use the resources on this page to find the right person.
  2. Use the university catalog to understand your degree program and look up the descriptions of individual classes.  The catalog also has information about financial aid, academic standards, faculty listings, and a host of other good information for making the most of your LSUS experience.
  3. Prepare for advising sessions prior to registration by reviewing your graduation plan, looking over your curriculum sheet, and making sure that your transcript is correct.  Check the schedule of classes from the "public access" column in myLSUS to see what's being offered, then put together a draft schedule to discuss with your advisor.
  4. Register for classes at the earliest opportunity!  Many classes have "caps" - a maximum number of students allowed to enroll.  Registration dates for spring, summer, and fall are sent out via your student e-mail well in advance of registration dates, so check frequently to make sure that you get the courses you want.

The tools provided on this website and through myLSUS should help you prepare for your advising appointment by answering the many questions you might have, from how to locate your advisor to the impact of your GPA on your financial aid.  Remember that you can - and should - be in contact with your advisor frequently.  Advising is much more than simply approving a schedule two or three times each year!