Our Academic Advisement Center collaborates with students on their academic potential through support services and engaging programs designed to assist them in achieving personal and professional success in an increasingly complex global environment.
Undeclared students will create a realistic plan in collaboration with their academic advisors. The plan will focus on helping students complete requirements for their degree in a manner consistent with their academic, personal and career goals; abilities; and skills.
- Academic Advising
- Career Counseling
- Financial Management
- Leadership and Decision Making
- Social and Emotional Support
Approximately 10 to 12 percent of first-year students enroll as undeclared. Each undeclared student is assigned an advisor from the center. Students are allowed to remain undeclared until they have earned 45 credits. Undeclared students are encouraged to focus on deciding an area of interest or major through their faculty adviser, the office of Alumni and Professional Engagement, volunteerism, job shadowing and other opportunities outside the classroom. A major does not dictate your career, and a career does not dictate your major.
Veterans! Utilizing you GI Bill® to pay their tuition can only be in undeclared status for two semesters.
BU's general education program offers students the flexibility of exploring career possibilities by taking courses that interest them and still have these credits count toward a degree. We suggest students take at least one or two courses in an area of interest. This may help identify possible career options.
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.