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Academic Advisement Center
Academic Advisement Center
How to find us
216 Student Services Center
400 E. Second St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone 570-389-4271/4003 | E-mail
Dr. Karen Hamman, Director
Majors and Minors Fair Photos
- Academic Advisement Syllabus
- Advisement Handbook
- CLEP Examination Program
- General Ed Brochure
- General Ed Requirements PRP 3612
- General Ed Worksheet
- GPA Computation Form
- Mission, Vision and Values
- MyCore - General Ed Program
- MyCore-Approved Courses
- MyCore-Requirement Sheet
- Theories Supporting Advisement
- Summer Freshman Curriculum Form
- What Can I Do With This Major?
Keys to success
- Go to class!
- Take responsibility for class assignments
- Get a calendar to keep track of due dates
- Know your professors' names
- Get them to know yours
- Seek help, arrange for tutoring
- Explore possible career interests
- Know your advisor and meet frequently All students are assigned an advisor. You can learn the name of your advisor via ISIS. If conflicts should occur, students are allowed to request a change by contacting their department.
Although the academic advisor assists the student with decisions throughout the student's academic career, the student is responsible for making decisions regarding personal and educational goals. The student is ultimately responsible for satisfying all graduation requirements. The academic advisor can be of invaluable assistance to the student in defining and evaluating many goals and options for academic planning.
Undeclared students will create a realistic plan in collaboration with their academic advisors. The plan will focus on helping students complete requirements for their degree in a manner consistent with their academic, personal and career goals; abilities; and skills.
Whom we serve
- Undeclared students
- Non-degree credit students
What we do
As advisors we provide students with academic support for:
- Course selection
- Fulfilling general education requirements
- Developmental, Appreciative and Intrusive Advising
- 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.
Note: Veteran students utilizing their GI bill to pay their tuition can only be in undeclared status for two semesters.
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. This practice continues throughout the rest of their college career. Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Falling below that GPA results in academic probation and/or academic dismissal. 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.
Visit the Appreciative Advising Website - it is a great source of journal articles for research and possible publications!