Academic Standing and Advising
Academic Coaches provide academic advising for students in online undergraduate and graduate programs, with assistance from the faculty as needed. Each Academic Coach specializes in one or more programs; students are assigned accordingly. These coaches assist students in planning their educational programs by explaining requirements and procedures, and by suggesting coursework appropriate to students’ career goals. However, students are ultimately responsible for their own academic progress. The following list outlines students’ responsibilities in the advising process:
- Read the Catalog and other academic information provided by the university.
- Check your student email address and the Student Portal regularly for communications from the university.
- Know and comply with all current policies, procedures, and requirements for earning a degree—including practicum requirements.
- Review the Course Schedule and discuss course options with the Academic Coach.
- Contact the Academic Coach in a timely fashion for registration, advising, and other necessary consultations.
- Obtain, complete, and submit all forms needed for registration, course changes (audit, add, drop), graduation, and related matters, according to the deadlines set by the Registrar.
- Contact Academic Coaches immediately with concerns about academic progress in particular courses or progress toward a degree.