Advising and Student Transitions

Advising and Student Transitions


Our Mission:

To promote student success and retention, empowering students to achieve their academic, personal and career goals through advising, orientation and transition programming. 

Our Vision:

Professional, caring and collaborative leaders recognized for providing holistic support in advising and student transitions at the campus, regional and national level.

Academic Advising

Advising & Student Transitions provides academic advising support for:

and houses the following programs:

Students assigned to our advisors meet for help with: 

  • Course registration
  • Creating a graduation plan 
  • Navigating support resources and services 
  • Guidance regarding academic probation and suspension 

Students will also be connected to a faculty advisor/mentor in their field of study, who will support their academic progress and engagement with experiential learning opportunities such as research, internships, and education abroad.   

Advisors will ...

  • Help you clarify your educational goals
  • Understand the Liberal Education Curriculum
  • Discuss major and/or minor options
  • Provide assistance in course selection
  • Explain university academic policies and graduation requirements
  • Encourage you to be responsible for your own academic progress
  • Provide referrals to additional campus resources
  • Take time to listen

Students / Advisees will …

  • Gather all relevant information (DARs, degree map, catalog, advisor recommendations) before making decisions that affect your educational goals
  • Schedule and attend advising appointments at least once per semester
  • Be courteous (schedule appointments early and cancel or reschedule if necessary)
  • Come prepared with questions and/or topics to discuss about courses, majors/careers, and getting connected to campus
  • Take primary responsibility for course selection
  • Provide your advisor with honest and accurate information regarding your interests, abilities, values, academic progress, and goals
  • Complete a Graduation Plan by the end of their second year at St. Cloud State