Students are assigned an advisor based on their interests within the program. First-year students are advised by an Academic Success Advisor from the Advisement Center. Second-year and transfer students are assigned an academic advisor by the academic department of their degree program.
Although the student and the advisor share the responsibility for the student's progress toward the degree, the principal obligation for consulting with the advisor and understanding and fulfilling degree requirements lies with the student. The academic advisor only assists the student in making the decisions which are a part of the student's formal education.