bhan student advising

We want your academic career to be a success, so here are some tips to get you started:

  • Advisors are here to help you with decision-making in issues such as choice of major and/or minor academic programs, course selection and sequencing, graduation requirements and career questions. Make good use of this relationship and meet with your advisor on a regular basis, especially before registration periods.
  • Your suggested program of study is listed on the back of each checksheet. This is a suggested sequence of courses, dictated in part by pre-requisites and co-requisites. Consult with your advisor on any deviation from the program of study. In some cases, it may be difficult to get into a course that is not in your major or not designated for your class status. 
  • Always register at your appointed time in April and November. Do not delay, or you will have difficulty scheduling needed classes.
  • Pay attention to prerequisites, which are listed on the online catalog.
  • BHAN breadth requirements are different from those in other departments or colleges. Make sure when you select courses to fill the breadth requirements that you are looking at the BHAN list.
  • You are responsible for informing your parents/family of your activities if you so desire. We are not permitted to discuss your situation with them due to the Buckley Amendment, unless you give your written or verbal permission in advance.
  • When in doubt about issues related to academics, career, or graduation, ask your advisor.
  • Read your email once or twice a day.

Advisor/Advisee Responsibilities 

  • Actively listen to your questions and concerns;
  • Help you develop realistic educational and career goals;
  • Assist you in planning an academic program consistent with your interests, abilities, and goals;
  • Assist you with monitoring your academic progress and offer suggestions on how you might seek assistance when necessary;
  • Interpret academic policies, procedures and requirements;
  • Aid with the registration process and regulate course substitutions;
  • Inform you of special academic opportunities
  • Help you consider other educational opportunities in addition to your coursework (volunteering, study abroad, campus organizations, etc.);
  • Refer you to other university resources and services when necessary
  • Become familiar with and adhere to all academic policies, procedures, and degree requirements;
  • Utilize UDSIS, which includes many tools that can assist you in monitoring your academic progress;
  • Schedule regular appointments with your advisor (at least once a semester);
  • Prepare for your advisement appointments: review your planning guide and course options prior to your sessions and come prepared with a list of questions or concerns;
  • Follow through on recommendations, referrals, and tasks discussed during advisement sessions;
  • Utilize campus resources and services when necessary to foster success;
  • Consider your values, interests, abilities, and goals and how they might affect your academic choices;
  • Understand that you are ultimately responsible for the academic choices and decisions you make.

SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCESS

We want your academic career to be a success, so here are some tips to get you started:

  • Your faculty and advisors are here to help you with decision-making in issues such as major and/or minor academic programs, course selection and sequencing, graduation requirements and career questions. Make good use of this relationship and meet with your advisors on a regular basis, especially before registration periods.
  • Your suggested program of study is listed on the back of each checksheet. This is a suggested sequence of courses, dictated in part by pre-requisites and co-requisites. Consult with your advisor on any deviation from the program of study. In some cases, it may be difficult to get into a course that is not in your major or not designated for your class status.
  • Always register at your appointed time in April and November. Do not delay, or you will have difficulty scheduling.
  • Pay attention to prerequisites, which are listed on the on-line catalog.
  • BHAN breadth requirements are different from those in other departments or colleges. Make sure when you select courses to fill the breadth requirements that you are looking at the BHAN list.
  • You are responsible for informing your parents/family of your activities if you so desire. We are not permitted to discuss your situation with them due to the Buckley Amendment unless you give your written permission in advance.
  • When in doubt about concerns such as academic, career or graduation issues, ask your advisor.
  • Read your e-mail once or twice a day.

For more information please send an email to bhanadvising@udel.edu.