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This site is designed to assist faculty and professional advisers when advising students by providing, in one location, those resources most useful on academic policies/procedures, registration, curricular requirements, and dates & deadlines. Suggestions for additional content and links may be directed to the Office of Registration and Records at

ADVISER Resources : STUDENT Resources 

Academic Advising

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. An advising period, known as Advising Week, typically begins one week prior to 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 colleges on campus has a designated staff member in Registration and Records who serves as a  liaison to support and facilitate academic advising activities.

The Academic Advisement Report (Automated Degree Audit) is a tool available to students and advisers to track degree progress. In essence, this tool replaces the paper curriculum guide and allows the student and adviser to see degree progress at any time during the student’s academic career. It is interactive and also allows the student to plan for and register for upcoming semesters within the advisement report. Refer to the Academic Advisement Report page for additional information regarding this report.

 Because of the diverse student population at NDSU, other advisory services are provided to meet special needs. Refer to Student Resources for additional services.

Academic Advisers & College Liaisons

  • ACADEMIC ADVISERS assist students in using university resources and guide students in making informed choices regarding academic and career plans.  The adviser assists students in selecting courses to ensure a well-balanced education and helps students interpret university and college policies and requirements.  

  • COLLEGE LIAISONS are representatives from the Office of Registration and Records responsible for tracking degree progress and clearing students for graduation with respect to NDSU graduation requirements.  The liaison also supports and facilitates academic advising activities and offers students and advisers guidance with academic issues and the interpretation of academic policies. 

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Office of Registration and Records
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7981 / Toll Free: +1 (800) 608-6378 / Fax: (701) 231-8959
Campus address: Ceres Hall 110
Physical/delivery address: 1301 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5210 / P.O. Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Office of Registration and Records

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013 1:55:47 PM