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ACADEMIC ADVISING

At Thomas University professional staff serve as advisors and coaches in developing an academic plan, monitoring academic progress, providing resources, and assisting the student in their course selection. An important first step in registering for class is contacting your advisor. All students are assigned an advisor based on their declared major.

All students must contact and discuss course options with their academic advisor each semester to select a class schedule for the upcoming semester. Only a student’s assigned advisor may register a student for classes through the faculty registration portal. Advising is available through office appointments, online appointments, by email or by phone. Advisors help you stay on track for graduation requirements and maintain accurate advising guides and progression sheets.

If a student schedule is not approved by their assigned advisor, the Director of Student Success releases TU from any responsibility in the event you fail to meet degree requirements for graduation.

 

Registration

For new students: New students receive notification of their assigned advisor through Thomas University email shortly after they are accepted to the university. Advisors call, email or text new students to receive responses to important questions before finalizing the course schedule. Students are encouraged to contact their assigned advisor as soon as possible to insure the best possible schedule of classes during their first semester.

For returning students: Academic advisement takes place during the regular registration period that precedes the fall, spring and summer semesters. All returning students must be registered before the end of the current semester to insure placement in the correct courses for the upcoming semester.

 

To change advisors:

Students may request to change to another advisor by completing the Change of Advisor Form, which is available in Hawklink or from an advisor. This request must be approved by the Director of Student Success, who will notify you by email if the change request was approved and when the change has been completed.

 

To change your major:

Students who wish to change their major, or to change from Undecided to a major, are instructed to first meet with their CURRENT advisor and then meet with the FUTURE advisor. A Change of Major form must be filled out and submitted by their current advisor to the Director of Student Success and is ultimately filed with the Registrar’s office. The Change of Major form must be submitted as soon as the student has finalized the decision to change the major.

 

 



For more information or to ask questions,

please contact the Director of Student Success.

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