Academic Advising

BGSU Firelands

Amy Jo Ward Planthaber, manager

All admitted students are assigned a faculty or staff advisor who is a specialist in the student's area of interest. All students are encouraged to make regular contact with their advisors. Advising is required for all first-semester freshmen, first-semester transfer students, and all guest students who are registering for twelve or more credit hours of course work; when a student wants to change program, major or college; or if his or her grade point average drops below 2.0.

Although an advisor checks each student's record, the responsibility for meeting graduation requirements lies with the student and not with the advisor, the department, or the dean. Thorough familiarity with the undergraduate catalog and the degree audit system (DARS) is essential.

Students who are undecided as to their career goals and those returning to school after a lengthy absence have the opportunity to discuss their interests and objectives with a career counselor in the student services office. Each semester, the college offers courses which help students make the transition from work, home, or high school to college.

Advisors from the University's main campus are available at specific times each semester to provide information on bachelor degree programs.