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Madonna University offers a range of academic advising services to support your academic planning, assist with registration, and address special interests and needs. While we hope this site will provide you with helpful resources, we encourage you to find some time to schedule an individual academic advising session with your assigned adviser. We encourage you to meet regularly with your adviser(s) and always consult an adviser prior to registering for courses.

Role of the Office of Academic Advising
•  Provide specialized advising and resources for undeclared students
•  Serve as the primary advisors for First-Year Students
•  Assist undergraduate students with degree planning, general education, academic policy, and registration
•  Provide referrals to campus resources as necessary
•  Provide training and support to advisers

Role of the Faculty Adviser
•  Provide major-specific advising
•  Assist students with integrating GE and major course selection
•  Provide guidance to students as they prepare for graduate school and professional opportunities

Responsibilities of the Adviser and the Student

The relationship between academic adviser and student is one of shared responsibility. Though you as a student are ultimately responsible for the choices you make in college, we realize that in order to make informed decisions, students need the mentoring and advice of academic advisers and others in the Madonna University community. Your advisers are the primary resources regarding academic issues, opportunities and programs, and can be thought of as the coordinators of your educational experiences.

What you can expect from your adviser:
•  To clarify University policies, regulations, programs and procedures about which you have questions
•  To offer advice on selecting courses and to assist you in developing an academic plan that satisfies degree requirements and complements your personal and professional interests
•  To be available during scheduled office hours
•  To maintain professional integrity, confidentiality, respect, and sensitivity in advising
•  To be knowledgeable about and refer you to appropriate campus resources and services
•  To maintain currency in advising trends and techniques through professional development

What your adviser expects from you:
•  To take the initiative to contact your advisor
•  To keep advising appointments and arrive on time
•  To be prepared for the advising appointment - know your ID number, have a list of questions, and bring tentative course schedule (if registering for courses)
•  To be familiar with the Undergraduate Bulletin
•  To observe academic deadlines
•  To follow through with referrals made by your advisor
•  To maintain a personal academic file or notes and copies of forms submitted for processing



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