Centenary University places a high priority on our responsibility to provide academic advising.   Academic Advising is a process that begins with a student’s enrollment at Centenary University and continues throughout their college career. Centenary University has a three tier Advising Program.

First year students are advised every spring during several Advising Days.  Each student is invited to schedule an appointment online to come to campus for an individual appointment to discuss their life goals, academic aspirations, course selection and to create a class schedule for their first semester.

During a student’s first year, the student’s Academic Foundations professor will serve as their Academic Advisor. Since this is a professor in the student’s academic discipline they can introduce the student more fully to their area of study and help them explore career/life interests.

At the beginning of sophomore year students will be assigned to an advisor in their major by the Academic Success and Advising Center.

All undeclared full-time students will also be assigned to an advisor within the Academic Success and Advising Center.  This advisor will work with the student to build a program of study, select courses, and explore academic goals.

The responsibilities of an Academic Advisor include:

  • Get to know a student’s interests and goals who will serve as a guide to planning your academic program at Centenary University from prior to your first semester through graduation.
  • An Advisor will be knowledgeable about the curriculum and course requirements and options.
  • Sometimes your questions cannot be answered by your Advisor but your Advisor will direct you to appropriate resources on campus.

The responsibilities of the Advisee include:

  • Think about what your academic goals you have for yourself as a Centenary University student.
  • Discuss goals, concerns and bring up questions you have about your college career.
  • Meet with your advisor a few times a semester, not just when you are ready to schedule courses or have a problem.
  • Become familiar with College resources and academic policies
  • As a full-time student, you are responsible for making and keeping appointments with your advisor for academic counseling during pre-registration to avoid late fees and to ensure class selection.

“Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience. ”

Dr. Richard Light - Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds