Mandatory Advising

All new first-year students are required to meet with their academic advisor for the first three semesters at BGSU prior to course registration.  This requirement is designed to help students establish a meaningful, working relationship with their advisor who will help them become familiar with policies, procedures and degree programs and requirements early in their career at BGSU.  The more informed you are, the more likely it is that you will make good decisions about appropriate course loads and course selections.  You will have a registration hold on your account until you meet with your assigned advisor and they release the hold enabling you to register.  You may check the status of holds on your account by logging onto MyBGSU and clicking on “Student Center.”  Any holds that might prevent registration or other transactions at BGSU will be reflected on the upper right hand side.

After your first three semesters at BGSU, you will not be required to meet with your advisor prior to registration.  However, we strongly encourage you to do so throughout your time at BGSU to ensure that you choose courses that will allow you to graduate in a timely manner.