Academic Planning and Registration
Students are advised to prepare long-range plans according to curricular guidelines for the degree program selected. Attention to such details as semester credit loads and course sequences are recommended for optimum experiences.
The academic advising program at NDSU is designed to facilitate the student's intellectual and personal growth, to assist students in using university resources, and to guide students in making informed choices regarding academic and career plans. Following admission to NDSU, each student is assigned an adviser from the college or department in which the student is majoring. If a major has not been declared, an assignment is made with an adviser in the College of University Studies. An adviser assists a student in selecting courses to ensure a well-balanced education and helps interpret university and college policies and requirements. However, students are fully responsible for their academic decisions including selecting courses, meeting course requisites, corequisites/prerequisites, and adhering to policies, procedures, and deadlines. Academic advising for course registration typically begins one week prior to the start of registration each semester. Students should see their adviser prior to registration. Students with adviser holds are required to meet with their advisers to have the hold lifted. Adviser assignments and holds may be viewed on Campus Connection.
The Office of Registration and Records serves as the centralized support center for academic advising on campus. Each of the academic colleges on campus has a designated staff member in Registration and Records who serves as a liaison to support and facilitate academic advising activities and student degree progress. Academic advising resources are available online to students and advisers, as well as the Advising Resource Center, located in the Memorial Union.
Because of the diverse student population at NDSU, other advisory services are provided to meet special needs. Refer to Student Resources for additional services.