POCATELLO – Idaho State University Central Academic Advising continues its Be Advised and Declare Your Major campaigns and reminds students that spring registration begins Nov. 5-12, depending on class level.
Registration begins at 12:01 a.m. on the first day for each class level, as detailed below. Students are encouraged to take advantage of both of the Be Advised and Declare Your Major programs offered through Central Academic Advising before registering. Spring semester 2019 begins Jan. 7.
• Senior, graduate and post baccalaureate registration, for those with 90-plus credits (including the current semester credits), begins Nov. 5;
• Junior registration, 58-89 credits, begins Nov. 7;
• Sophomore registration, 26-57 credits, begins Nov. 9;
• Freshman registration, 25 or fewer credits, begins Nov. 12; and
• All class levels registration begins Nov. 12.
Deciding on a major and taking action to officially notify the department is important. Students who have officially committed to a major tend to persist in college and graduate. However, students should avoid choosing a major without knowing if it is a proper “fit” for oneself or without understanding the related employment opportunities and job characteristics.
“The Declare Your Major campaign encourages students to declare their major after spending a proper amount of time gathering information about themselves, evaluating the range of majors available at ISU and the academic requirements of each, and understanding the career opportunities related to their major,” said JoAnn Hertz, ISU director of advising.
Career counseling from the professional counselors in the ISU Career Center and the Center for New Directions will benefit any student, particularly those who have not yet investigated their options. Academic advising by a faculty, academic coach, departmental professional advisor or knowledgeable peer advisor in Central Academic Advising is strongly recommended before registering each semester.
“Advising can help ensure a successful academic experience at Idaho State University,” Hertz said. “Interaction with departmental faculty who are experts in their field provides an advantage to any student who seeks it.”
Advisors and advisees have a shared responsibility when it comes to the advising relationship. Students should meet with their advisor each semester, review and understand the catalog and website information, be prepared for the advising session, bring questions to the advising session, and assume final responsibility for course scheduling, program planning, and the successful completion of graduation requirements.
For more information, contact ISU Central Academic Advising at (208) 282-3277 or advinfo.