Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Academic Advisement

Undergraduate Program

At every stage in their academic careers, Albertus students benefit from experienced guidance in planning a course of study. The Director of Academic Advisement and Student Success and the Director of the Honors Program advise entering first year students. Full-time faculty members advise students who have not yet declared a major in the sophomore year.

Students formally apply (declare a major) after they have earned thirty credits and before they register for more than forty-five credits. At this time, the Chair of the Department becomes the student's academic advisor and remains so until the student graduates.

In addition to this formal structure, students are urged to seek the counsel of their instructors and other members of the Albertus community. Each student is provided an Advising Handbook that may be used as a guide in selecting course and credit loads in each semester.

Accelerated Degree Program

New students in the Accelerated Degree Program meet with their academic advisor prior to beginning a degree program. Academic advisors assist students in assessing their educational and professional goals, selecting classes, and planning a program of study.

Students are assigned a departmental faculty advisor after they have earned 36 credits and declared their major.

New Dimensions Program

New Dimensions students are assigned an academic advisor who assists in planning programs of study, assessing academic progress, and supporting students in reaching their educational goals. In addition to meeting individually with students, academic advisors schedule periodic cohort visits to share information and to learn of any programmatic concerns.

Graduate Programs

Academic advisement in the program is accomplished by appointment with the program director, who assists individual students with course planning, registration, and regular academic reviews.

A faculty advisor is assigned to each student to assist in the planning of the student's individual course of study. The advisor assists the student in selecting courses during the registration time period for each semester. Together, the faculty advisor and student regularly review student progress in consultation with program faculty and administration, culminating in a written Professional Performance Review (PPR) that is placed in the student's file after review. The academic advisor is available to meet with the student by appointment throughout the semester.