If you are looking to learn more about the mandatory advising requirement, you have come to the right place!
For the first three semesters you attend BGSU, you are required to meet with your advisor prior to scheduling your classes. We enforce this requirement by placing a hold on your account until the meeting is complete. If you don't meet this requirement prior to your assigned class registration day, the system will block you.
Once your advising appointment is over, your advisor will remove the hold from your account so you can register for classes on your registration date.
Why is it Mandatory?
The mandatory advising requirement is designed to help you establish a meaningful, working relationship with your advisor; who will help you become familiar with policies, procedures and degree programs and requirements early in your career at BGSU.
The more informed you are, the more likely you will make good decisions about appropriate course loads and course selections.
Preparing for Class Registration
It is important for you to understand what is expected of you during the class registration process so you are able to select the best possible classes for you each semester. Below is an outline of the process, but we encourage you to visit the Registration & Records webpage for the full details.
Schedule Your Advising Appointment
Academic advising is available to you through your college and departments you are affiliated with. Because of this, you may have one advisor or a team of advisors – and if you are enrolled in multiple majors or programs, you may have an advisor for each. This is to ensure you receive advising from individuals who know your specific details.
You are responsible for scheduling your advising appointment. You may receive follow up communications from your advisor(s) with instructions on how they would like you to schedule an appointment with them, but you can be proactive and schedule your appointment early.
You can schedule an appointment by contacting your advisor directly or you can schedule online using the Navigate app. The app also syncs your appointment with your smartphone so you don't forget!