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Who must be advised?
First time Freshmen and Transfer Students will have an academic advising hold and will not be able to register, until they have been advised.  It is recommended that students be advised before every semester.
What should I bring with me?
It would be helpful if you bring copies of any transcripts showing transfer credit.
Do I need to make an appointment to see an advisor?
Students are not able to make an appointment in order to meet with an advisor in the Academic Advising Center, however advisors located in the colleges do permit students to make appointments.  When visiting the Academic Advising Center, all attempts will be made to assign you an advisor related to your major.
Can I request a specific advisor or see someone in my major?
You may request a specific advisor when you come to the Academic Advising Center, if the advisor is available you may see them or wait until they are available.
Can I get help with course or transfer issues?
Yes, our advisors are trained to advise transfer students and can help you with transfer issues. Transfer students with more than 45 hours should contact their academic department for assistance.
Can I get help with my major, registration, and course exceptions?
Our advisors are trained to help you with your major, course selection, schedule building, and registration.  Questions regarding course exceptions should be directed to the academic department.
Can I get help with graduation requirements?
Academic Advising Center will be able to help you with requirements for graduation.
Can I get help with homework and other non-advising issues?
No, we do not help with homework or non-advising issues.  We can recommend resources that can help you.  Our faculty and staff advisors are here for advising only.
Can an advisor help me with holds and drops?
The Academic Advising Center can offer guidance in regards to student record holds.  The Academic Advising Center advisors may sign drop forms.  Students will be advised in regards to the 6 Drop Limit Rule.
How long does an advising session last?
Depending on your situation an advising session will last about 15 minutes, however if more time is needed, the advisor will work with you until your problems are solved.
What is TSI and what are the requirements for completion?

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state law that requires the University to assess the academic skills of each entering undergraduate student to determine the student’s readiness to enroll in freshman-level academic coursework.

What happens if I go on academic warning, probation, or suspension?
The purpose of academic warning, probation, and suspension is to make the student aware of the University’s concern that satisfactory progress is not being made in their course of study. The Academic Advising Center is in a unique position to advise students who have not achieved a minimum 2.0 institutional GPA, about their options for improvement. Suspensions however, are handled through the student’s college dean.
Can the Academic Advising Center help prospective, readmit, or transfer students?

The Academic Advising Center can assist transfer and readmitted students to develop a class schedule and select a major. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the Welcome Center: Office School Relations web site for additional information.

www.tarleton.edu/welcome