Academic advising is an educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students’ understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning (National Academic Advising Association 2004).
|Dr. Keith Chapin
Carolyn M. Estell
What Advising Means to You and Your Advisor?
It is a chance to explore together how you can learn and grow at IU, how you can work toward your goals (and perhaps even expand your goals) and how IU can be an even better place with you here. It is also a chance for you to prepare for the next stage of your life.
Step by Step Guide to Meeting with an Advisor
You cannot register for your classes unless you have seen your academic advisor. See the list at the top if you have not seen your advisor or you do not know who your advisor is.
Log into One.IU
- Log into your Student Center via the “Services” tab in One.IU.
- Your registration date appears in the box on the right-hand side labeled “Enrollment Dates.” Click “Details” to see your time.
- Review the “Holds” box on the right-hand side. Take action to remove any that would prevent enrollment.
Review your requirements
- Access your Academic Advisement Report (AAR) via your Student Center: Click “My Academics & Grades” on the left-hand side, then click “View My Advisement Report, next select “Bloomington” for “Institution” and “AAR & Transcript” for “Report Type” using the drop down arrows, and finally, click the yellow “Process Request” button. In the report, click on “Expand All” for better viewing.
- Make a list of all unmet requirements tagged in red as “Not Satisfied”. Red tags immediately under a dark blue bar (e.g., "KINESIOLOGY CORE”) mean the overall area is unfinished. Look for red tags under any of the light blue bars (e.g., “HPER P405 Introduction to Sport Psychology”) in that section to identify the specific item(s). If needed, click the green arrows to show/hide details.
Plan your courses
- Select courses from the Schedule of Classes to match your requirements and interests Use your tab sheet to find courses from the schedule of classes to meet particular requirements necessary for your particular degree.
- Put the courses you choose in your Enrollment Shopping Cart. (The link for this is on the left-hand side in your Student Center). Be sure to select the courses in your list when you are finished, and then click on the "validate” button to check that you have any needed prerequisites, permissions, etc. The Enrollment Shopping Cart is a holding place for your intended classes.
When you get to this step, you should be ready for registration. But you cannot register for your classes yet unless you have seen your academic advisor. See the list at the top of this syllabus if you have not seen your advisor or you do not know who your advisor is. Follow the guidelines in the Advising Procedures on page 2 of this syllabus.
Once you are in One.IU
- Monitor your Enrollment Shopping Cart list and course availability as the registration period progresses, and revise as needed. If any of your first-choice courses close, plan to use the “Waitlist” feature and “Drop if Enroll” feature when you register, and make sure you also have included alternate options in your cart.
- Register at your appointed date and time (or as soon as possible afterwards if you cannot log on at that time). Remember, you must log in and submit the courses in your Enrollment Shopping Cart in order to be registered; it is not automatic! Call the Registrar’s RegHelp line at (812) 855-8200 if you have any problem s or questions (Mon-Fri 8-5).
Double-check your choices
- After you have registered, review your AAR again (see Step 5 above for details) to make sure the classes you enrolled in are meeting the requirements you expected they would. If you have any questions be sure to check with your advisor.
- Download the worksheet to help you prepare for your meeting with your advisor. If you have completed this form you will have a quicker and easier time meeting with your advisor.
Commonly Used Forms
- Bursar's Office
- Career Services (Kinesiology)
- Counseling Services (CAPS)
- Course Descriptions
- Credit Transfer Service
- Financial Aid
- Health Professions and Pre-Law Center (HPPLC)
- Intercampus Transfer
- Job Portal
- Overseas Study
- Registrar's Office
- Registration Instructions
- Schedule of Classes