Make an Appointment with an SAS Academic Advisor

To make an appointment, call our main phone numbers at 848-932-8888, 848-445-8888 or visit an SAS Advising Center Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Please have a date, time, and/or location in mind when you call.

Why Should I See an Advisor

Our role is to assist you in developing and implementing your own academic plan designed to meet your educational, career and personal goals. The advising process is a shared responsibility between students and advisors.  Your appointment may be on any campus and with an Academic Advisor of your choice.  Regardless of the type of advice you need or questions you have, our advisors and staff in the SAS Office of Advising and Academic Services can assist you directly or point you in the right direction toward earning your degree.

When Should I See an Advisor

You are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least once a semester to discuss interests and long term plans. Appointments are made in advance by calling or visiting an SAS Advising Center.

How to Prepare for Your Advising Appointment

Your appointment may be on any campus and with any SAS Academic Advisor. Your meeting will be 15-20 minutes in length, so arrive to your appointment prepared. In order for your appointment to be productive:

  • Be on time. Please leave adequate travel time as you may have to reschedule if you are late.
  • Arrive with questions for discussion.
  • Ask for advice on course registration and academic planning.
  • Discuss degree requirements, including SAS Core, Majors, and Minors.
  • Plan a reasonable and timely graduation date.
  • Post-grad planning.

During pre-registration, have a list of proposed courses for the next semester, including alternatives.  We encourage you to use planning tools such as Degree Navigator, WebReg, and Course Schedule Planner to review any pre-requisites or restrictions on courses you are interested in taking.

Advising Expectations

All students enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences are responsible for upholding the highest standards of student behavior, as specified under the University Code of Student Conduct, including but not limited to strict adherence to the terms of the University’s Academic Integrity Policy.  Please make yourself familiar with the terms of the University Code of Student Conduct, including the University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Confidentiality

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly referred to as FERPA or the Buckley amendment, is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s educational record. FERPA applies to all educational agencies or institutions that receive federal funding for any program administered by the Secretary of Education. FERPA also applies to private entities that contract to perform services for the University that it would otherwise undertake to perform on its own; in such cases, the private entity must observe the same FERPA protections applicable to the University. FERPA grants adult students (18 and older) the following rights:

  • The right to inspect and review their educational records
  • The right to seek the amendment of their educational records
  • The right to consent to the disclosure of their educational records
  • The right to obtain a copy of their school’s Student Records Policy
  • The right to file a complaint with the FERPA Office in Washington, D.C.

FERPA Basics

  • With only a few exceptions, student educational records are considered confidential and may not be released without the written consent of the student.
  • Faculty or staff members have a responsibility to protect educational records in their possession.
  • Faculty or staff members may only access information that is needed for legitimate completion of their responsibilities as a university employee.
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