Advising and Student Transitions

Parent and Family Information

Additional Info for families

Parents and families play a large role in our students’ education and their success. In Advising & Student Transitions, our academic advisors work to support students through their choice of a major, choosing courses each term, and teaching them the skills they’ll need to successfully navigate the university system.

We encourage students to meet with their advisors at least twice a semester. The first appointment is typically a 'getting to know you' session, and a check-in on how first semester classes are going. The second appointment usually focuses more directly on choosing appropriate courses for the next semester. But our advisors do much more than just help you pick classes.

Advisors can support students by:

  • Referring them to campus resources, like Counseling, Multicultural Student Services, Financial Aid and the Career Center
  • Connecting them with free tutors and academic support
  • Helping them to understand their graduation plan and the courses to take each semester to stay on track
  • Showing them how to build study abroad, student organizations, internships & more into their SCSU careers
  • Serving as a place to go with questions when you don’t know who else to ask

Our advisors average more than 10 years of experience working directly with students and we love what we do! But, there are some parameters that prevent us from sharing all of their information with you, the families, including those outlined in the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).