Q: Who performs Academic Advising?
A: Faculty Advisors (faculty members), the Academic Advising Center staff and Peer Advisors. Advisors have broad knowledge of the university's policies, procedures and resources and can help you get the most out of your university experience.
Q: How do I get a Faculty Advisor?
A: New students are assigned advisors by the Registrars’ Office.
Q: Do I get a new advisor when I declare a major?
A: Students are reassigned to a new advisor in their academic major shortly after declaring that major.
Q: When can I declare a major?
A: Students are ordinarily expected to declare their major(s) and minor(s) (if any) by the middle of the sophomore year. Majors must be declared not later than the completion of the fifth semester at AUBG. The Academic Advising Center is designed to offer assistance to students and help them make an informed decision about their choice of a major and/or a career.
Q: May I select a new advisor at any time?
A: Students may select a new advisor at any time by obtaining the new advisor's written permission and notifying the Registrars of the change.
Q: When do I need to see my Faculty Advisor?
A: Students are encouraged to see their Faculty Advisor before they register for classes. Additionally, students should see their advisor periodically to ensure that they are making progress toward completion of their degree program. Visits with your Faculty Advisor are also encouraged when:
- You are experiencing difficulty with a class;
- You have questions about AUBG academic policies and procedures;
- You have questions about services or programs available at AUBG;
- You are thinking about changing your major or minor;
- You have questions about career or graduate school options.
Q: What kind of help I can get from my Advisor?
A: Your advisor can help you to:
- Understand relevant policies, procedures, and rules of the university and academic programs.
- Understand the expected standards of achievement and likelihood of success in certain areas of study.
- Understand the relationships among the courses, programs, undergraduate research opportunities, internships, study abroad programs, and other academic experiences provided by the university.
- Plan a course of study and get informed about courses and prerequisites for subsequent courses in your program
- Set academic and career goals
- Your advisor will refer you to other university resources when appropriate.
Q: Are advising services available for students with disabilities?
A: Yes, students with disabilities are offered the whole array of advising services including individual advising, tutoring etc.
Q: Where can I get peer advising and tutoring on a specific subject?
A: Peer Advisors/Tutors are located in the Learning Center - ABF Student Center, Second Floor, Student Services - and can offer assistance with both advising and tutoring in Accounting, Economics, Computer Science, Math and other subjects.
Q: How can I make a best use of the academic advising services?
A: You should:
- Familiarize yourself with the relevant policies, procedures, and rules of the university and academic program.
- Be prepared with accurate information and relevant materials when contacting the advisor.
- Consult with your advisor at least once a semester to decide on courses, review the accuracy of the audit, check progress towards graduation, and discuss the suitability of other educational opportunities provided by the University.
- Seek academic and career information from your professors, head of the departments and peer advisors.