Academic Advising to Help You Succeed
Academic advising is a crucial component to student success and persistence throughout college. At Franciscan University of Steubenville, our students have the opportunity to work individually with a faculty advisor in their area of study. Advising comprises degree completion planning, course scheduling, career exploration, preparation for graduate studies and networking with campus resources.
Many new students, including those who have declared a major, are still exploring various fields of study. The Academic Affairs Advising Office is available to assist those students in finding a major that resonates with their personal strengths and academic goals and/or career objectives. Here’s a brief look at services available in the advising office:
- Course scheduling and conflicts
- Major exploration
- Degree completion plans
- Applying transfer credit to Franciscan curriculum
- Understanding major, minor and core curriculum requirements
- Questions regarding academic policy
New students are assigned their faculty advisor by the end of September (February, for students entering in spring semester) and can find information regarding degree requirements and their assigned advisor on MyFranciscan. Additional advising resources are also available on Blackboard. Students are expected to meet with their advisor at least once per semester during pre-registration.
Fall advising for spring planning begins at the end of October and continues through the middle of November. Spring advising for summer and fall planning begins at the end of November and continues to the middle of April.