Academic Advisement Center
Academic advising involves the development and communication of accurate information regarding course selection, degree programs, resources, university policies and procedures, and career opportunities intended to help students in attaining educational goals.
The Academic Advisement Center encourages students to participate in an ongoing advising and teaching relationship with an Academic Advisor, who will help to maximize students' opportunity for success.
Whom we serve
- Undeclared students
- Non-degree credit students
- Students changing majors, adding/dropping minors and/or concentrations
What we do
As advisors we provide students with academic support for:
- Course selection
- Fulfilling general education requirements
- Grades (Registrar Website)
- Learning about majors and degree programs
- Attaining career and educational goals
- And much more ...
The undeclared student
Undeclared students are those who have not yet identified the program of study they wish to pursue. Approximately 10 to 12 percent of BU freshmen enroll as undeclared. Each undeclared student is assigned an advisor from the center.
Students are allowed to remain undeclared until they have earned 45 credits. Undeclared students are encouraged to focus on deciding an area of interest or major through the Career Development Center, volunteerism, job shadowing and other opportunities outside the classroom. A major does not dictate your career, and a career does not dictate your major.
BU's general education program offers students the flexibility of exploring career possibilities by taking courses that interest them and still have these credits count toward their degree. We suggest students take at least one or two courses in an area of interest. This may help them identify possible career options.
Scheduling and Grades
Freshmen are blocked scheduled by the registrar in their first semester. Halfway through the second semester freshmen must schedule their own courses for the third semester, preferably with the input of their advisor.
Federal law stipulates student grades may be provided to the student. Parents wishing to follow the academic progress of their daughter or son must gain the information from their student. Grades are not mailed, however every student can access them using ISIS.