Our Academic Advisement Center collaborates with students to help them reach their academic potential. We offer support services and engaging programs designed to assist in achieving personal and professional success.
Academic advising is a student-driven, collaborative partnership. It is a teaching and learning process that focuses on multiple aspects of student growth and development. Advisors guide, support, and empower students to independently learn, self-advocate, and consistently pursue their unique academic, career, and personal goals. The advising relationship fosters an environment in which the dignity and characteristics of each individual are recognized and respected.
Through connection with an academic advisor, you will be better able to:
- Identify clear academic, life and career goals;
- Understand the nature and purpose of your higher education;
- Effectively gain information about educational options, requirements, policies and procedures;
- Access appropriate university resources;
- Select a program of study consistent with your interests and abilities; and,
- Schedule appropriate courses.
Students are responsible for making decisions regarding personal and academic goals and ultimately satisfying all graduation requirements with the assistance of the academic advisor.
Exploratory students are the largest admitted student major every year at Bloomsburg. As an exploratory studies student, you’ll be paired with an advisor from the Center who will help you find your path into an academic program by learning about your strengths, passions, and goals. You’ll engage with the numerous areas of interest at BU, and work with your advisor, Alumni and Professional Engagement services, volunteering, job shadowing, and various programs outside the classroom.
Veterans utilizing the GI Bill to pay tuition may only be classified as ‘undeclared’ for two semesters.
BU’s general education curriculum offers students the flexibility of exploring academic programs and career possibilities while satisfying degree requirements. General education coursework provides a solid foundation of skills and knowledge valued by employers in all areas of the workforce.
Advisor-Student Partnership — 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.
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 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 MyHusky.