2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Academic Advising

Academic advising is a critically important component of the student’s education. For that reason, all students at Greenville University are assigned an advisor. Students should make it a priority to meet regularly with this person. Advisors can help students make the adjustment to college life, select a major and courses, and establish goals. They also provide guidance about requirements for attaining professional positions or admittance into graduate school.

Advisors play a key role in the registration process. They help students select appropriate courses, and they also advise students when course adjustments are desired.  Students cannot schedule courses or make schedule changes without approval from their advisor.

Though advisors play a key role in helping students make good academic choices, the student is ultimately responsible for his or her own progress toward a degree. Students must take steps to ensure that they have prepared for each advising session. They must be aware of the graduation requirements for their chosen program, and must monitor their progress towards that degree.

This Catalog is a very important tool for students. It should serve as the first source when students have questions about courses or graduation requirements. Students may also find helpful information about majors in departmental guides or handbooks. For example, students choosing majors in education should consult the Teacher Education Guide.  If the departmental guides or handbooks and the Catalog disagree, students and advisors should seek clarification about the official requirements from the registrar.