Our faculty advisors play a major role in student success. Below is information that will help you advise students.
Advising and Student Transitions coordinates Huskies Advising & Registration for students newly admitted to the university. Students are invited to reserve spots for an advising day on our web-based reservation system.
New Entering First Year (NEF) and New Entering Transfer (NET) students are required to complete a Huskies Advising & Registration program before they can register for classes. This program is the cornerstone of a student's onboarding experience to the SCSU academic community.
Flexible programming is offered through on-campus (in-person) events, Zoom events, a self-paced option through D2L, or individual appointments with success advisors. We partners with faculty advisors and chairs in academic departments to individually advise incoming transfer students based on previous coursework.
The Liberal Education Program (LEP) at St. Cloud State believes liberal education provides knowledge, skills and experiences and promotes critical thinking and ethical values for a lifetime of integrative learning in a diverse and changing society.
The LEP is the liberal arts portion of a bachelor's degree and provides opportunities to explore academic interests and the development of transferable skills which apply to all careers.
Advising & Student Transitions is responsible for making advisor assignments for all undergraduate, degree-seeking students on campus (advising updates within Herberger Business School are managed by the Business Advising Center). Each semester, academic departments are contacted to update their faculty advisor roster to address retirements, sabbaticals, and other departures. This list is used to assign new students and to reassign current students who have chosen majors or minors within a department.
If you have departures or need to make caseload reassignments, please contact (320) 308-6075 or firstname.lastname@example.org with the updates.
Students with fewer than 60 credits are assigned to a staff advisor within Advising and Student Transitions. After a student has earned 60 credits, they will be reassigned to a faculty member for advising and the staff advisor will remain connected to the student as a Success Coach. For pre-nursing students, the transition occurs when students are admitted into the nursing program. For students in HBS, the transition occurs when student achieves upper division status.
We strongly encourage advisors to take the "Advising @ SCSU" course in D2L Brightspace.
Advising training is offered through Advising & Student Transitions to faculty who would like to learn more about:
NACADA, The Global Community for Academic Advising, is an association made up of professional advisors, faculty, counselors, administrators, and students working towards enhancing education development for graduate students. Their website has vast information regarding theories in advising, best practices, and professional development opportunities.
Many students come to St. Cloud State University with earned college credit from other institutions, college-readiness programs, Advanced Placement tests, and other means of obtaining college credit. Below are some links that may be helpful in understanding what transfer credits are and how they apply to students.
EAB's Navigate improves campus engagement, retention and graduation rates. Navigate empowers faculty and staff to better support students.
Improving our communication strategies and expanding our use of predictive analytics helps students stay enrolled, make timely progress toward a degree and graduate with a strong sense of purpose.
Advisors can help by using tactics such as shared note-taking, progress reports and the creation of alerts for students struggling in your classes.
Navigate can be used to schedule one-on-one advising appointments and group advising appointments.