Advising and Selection of Courses
Academic placement, course selection forms, academic program progress sheets, and class availability determine the initial semester schedule for incoming students. After check-in day, students must meet with their assigned academic advisor to review program requirements and career goals. The name of the academic advisor is printed in the upper right-hand corner of the student's semester schedule.
All students are assigned an academic advisor in the student's selected program of study. Students who want to change their degree, major, concentration, or advisor should obtain a 'change of curriculum and advisor' form from the University Registrar's office. Since the academic advisor is an integral part of the student's educational program, it is important for students to establish an ongoing relationship with their advisor. The academic advisor provides the student with assistance in the following areas:
The progress sheet is a valuable guide to chart the student's progress toward a degree. Progress sheets for all academic programs are available in this publication and at the University Registrar's office. The sheets list course requirements on one side and the suggested course sequence on the reverse. They are updated yearly with any program changes. Students follow the progress sheet for the academic year in which they entered Finlandia University.