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    University of Louisiana Lafayette
   
 
  Oct 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

Academic Advising


All UL Lafayette students are assigned an academic advisor upon admission to the University. For most entering students, academic advising is provided by faculty in their major area of study or by professional staff in their academic college. For other students, particularly those who are undecided about their major, Academic Success Center counselors will serve as academic advisors through their first forty-five hours of course work or until they determine a major. Regardless of major, academic classification, or advisor, however, the services of The Academic Success Center are available to all students.

During the New Student Orientation sessions, faculty advisors discuss academic regulations, assist with course selection, and explain scheduling procedures. At other times, they hold individual and group conferences to help freshmen and other students understand the requirements of their field of study and to guide students in appropriate course selection for the next semester. Faculty advisors make suggestions about wise budgeting of time, effective study and learning techniques, tutoring assistance, and other matters important for student success. They maintain records on each advisee, help solve academic problems, and answer questions regarding curricula and career issues.