Academic advising at LSUS offers you a unique opportunity to engage with a faculty member who is an expert in your chosen field and whose insights will help you attain academic success as you prepare for your career beyond college. Advising helps you take responsibility for your own education by directing you towards online and campus resources, as well as guiding you successfully through your curriculum towards graduation.
Registering for classes is one of the most important, and perhaps daunting, tasks for a student. In order to register for courses at LSU Shreveport, you must first talk with your advisor to plan which courses to take. Below are some tips to having a great advising experience.
* SPECIAL NOTES
Audit and special permission courses require approval of the chair of the department in which the course is offered and/or the approval of the appropriate dean.
Students who plan to attend another college or university while registered at LSUS must have prior written approval from their dean.
A financial aid recipient who wants to drop below the minimum credit hours required to receive their financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office, AD 159, by phone at 318-797-5363, or via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, prior to dropping the course.
A student attempting to drop his or her last class must resign from the university. Students may resign by dropping all classes on the web and completing the web resignation survey.
You might find that you are unable to register for class. Automatic holds occur for a number of reasons (the reason is usually specified on myLSUS):
The process for granting overrides differs from department to department. You need to be aware of the protocols established by various departmental Chairs. Please contact your appropriate Department Chair for specific details.
Arts & Media: Jason Mackowiak
Biological Sciences: Dr. Stephen Banks
Chemistry & Physics: Dr. Brian Salvatore
Computer Science: Dr. Richard Watson
Education: Dr. Cay Evans
English: Dr. Terry Harris
General Studies: Mary Jarzabek
History & Social Sciences: Dr. Gary Joiner
Kinesiology and Health Science: Dr. Timothy Winter
Leadership Studies: Dr. John Harrison
Mathematics: Dr. Zsolt Lengvarszky
Nursing: Monica Jones
Psychology: Dr. Yong Dai
College of Business:Tracie Johnson, Advising Coordinator
Damien Jefferson, Academic Advisor
College of Education and Human Development: Katie Rusley, First-Year Academic Advisor
College of Arts and Sciences: Christopher Floyd, Academic Advisor
Graduate Program Directors
Doctorate in Leadership Studies (Ed.D.): Dr. John Harrison
Master of Science in Biological Sciences Program: Dr. Amy Erickson
Master of Business Administration: Coordinator, Daria Koksal
Coordinator, Pradhi Kohli
Coordinator, Cindy Maggio
Coordinator, Melanie Winslow
Master of Computer Systems Technology: Dr. Subhajit Chakrabarty
Master of Counseling: Dr. Kacie Blalock
Master of Education Curriculum & Instruction (accelerated online): Director, Dr. John Mixon
Master of Education Educational Leadership: Dr. Jason Mixon
Coordinator: LaTienda Pierre
Master of Health Administration: Director, Dr. Justin Lord
Coordinator, Allie McGee
Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Dr. Elisabeth Liebert
Master of Nonprofit Administration: Dr. Heather Carpenter
Master of Public Health: Dr. Jill Rush-Kolodzey
Specialist in School Psychology: Dr. Kevin Jones
Coordinator: Megan Davenport
Checkout this handy GPA Calculator to help you figure out what your GPA is this semester.
If you earn a D or an F in any class by midterm, you and your advisor will be sent an at-risk email alert. These go directly to your LSUS e-mail account, so you'll want to check that account several times each week.
If you receive an at-risk email alert, you should take three steps immediately:
And please don't simply drop the class. Midterm grades are designed to give you time to figure out how to improve your class performance. Meet with the instructor to see if there are tutoring or coaching options (likely through the Student Success Center) that can help you move toward mastery of the subject matter.
Remember that a D is a passing grade for most classes. If you are doing well in all other classes but you are struggling with just one in a field that is new to you, stick with it so that you can earn credit for passing the course. If you are struggling in several classes, you might want to tweak your work/life balance. This would be a good time to chat with someone on the counseling services staff.
Your success is important to your academic advisor. Never ignore an at-risk email alert or a request from your advisor to meet.