All newly admitted First Year and Transfer Students are required to attend an Advising and Registration Day. Click on the link below for more information on the Advising and Registration Day Program for new incoming students.
There are a number of great advising resources for new first year students at St. Cloud State. New incoming first year students are assigned to an advisor based on their choice of intended major or acceptance into the Honors Program.
See the link at the bottom left of the page to look up your advisor.
Still need to see your advisor? Come to a Group Advising Session with staff from the Advising Center. In these sessions we will review graduation requirements, the Liberal Education Program, how to interpret your degree audit and general information about advising. We will also help you choose courses for spring semester. If your assigned advisor is in the Advising Center you can also receive your access code. If not, you will still need to meet with your assigned advisor to receive your access code for spring semester registration.
The Academic Road Map is an advising tool for first year students assigned to an advisor in the Advising Center which can be accessed through D2L. There are four components (three surveys and a questionnaire) of the Academic Road Map and two are compulsory for students who would like to move on to a major advisor. Each component is designed to help you reflect on some questions as you think about class registration for upcoming semesters and eventually moving to an advisor in your major of choice.
Individual students are ready to commit to an intended major at different stages in their academic career and will want to complete the different surveys, prior to seeing an advisor, at a pace which works best for each student.
MAP-Works is designed to help make your highest achievement here a reality. It will help you understand how you fit in at SCSU, what challenges lie ahead, and what services are available to help you meet those challenges. It results in a personalized report written to and about you, as well as an abbreviated report for your advisor and residence hall director (or commuter advisor for commuter students). Your MAP-Works report uses information supplied by you, so the report is unique to only you!
If you have yet to take the MAP-Works survey, you can access link below:
Students are wise to schedule an appointment with an advisor well in advance of the opening of their registration window. Appointments in the Advising Center can be scheduled by phone or in person. It is a good idea to check with other advisors and/or centers about the best method for scheduling an appointment.
Advisors in the Advising Center, the Multicultural Academic Support Center and the Herberger Business School serve as a first point of contact for students who are working to return to a status of good academic standing.
Academic Warning: Students on Academic Warning are required to see an advisor to discuss the parameters of Academic Warning and to create an Academic Success Plan.
Academic Suspension and Appeal: Students who are suspended should refer to their email notification for an explanation of the suspension and the steps required to file and appeal.
Academic Probation (returning from a suspension): Students returning from a one term or one year suspension must meet with an advisor to create an Academic Success Plan. Below are two resources for your consideration as you work through the process of returning to school.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly referred to as FERPA, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. This federal law prohibits the university from sharing student records, including grades, with anyone but the student. If you have any questions about data privacy you can ask your advisor.