Southeast Missouri State University

Center for Academic Advising

Academic Hall 057
Phone: 573-651-2007
cacadvising@semo.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. (fall and spring semesters)
8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. (summer semester)

Our Mission

The Center for Academic Advising is dedicated to assisting students in developing their abilities to make well-informed academic decisions by providing accurate information regarding degree requirements. In collaboration with Career Services, we will help students gain the necessary skills to set and reach their educational and career goals.

We Serve. . . . . . .

Exploratory (Undecided) Students

If you are an exploratory/undecided student, you are not alone. Over one-fourth of students at Southeast come in unsure of what major to choose or what career path to follow. In collaboration with Career Services, we will help student gain the necessary skills to set and reach educational and career goals.

Bachelor of General Studies majors

Students majoring in General Studies may declare the major and be advised in the Collaborative Advising Center. Students will be assisted in selecting courses to meet career goals. Bachelor of General Studies Program Information

Pre-Nursing majors

Students wishing to major in nursing are considered pre-nursing until they become admitted to the nursing program. Beginning freshmen pre-nursing students are advised their first year in the Collaborative Advising Center. Students who have below a 2.75 G.P.A. after the first year at Southeast will continue to be advised in the Collaborative Center. Our center works closely with Career Services in assisting pre-nursing students as they explore solutions for success.

Pre-Mass Communication majors

Students wishing to major in mass communication are considered pre-mass communication until they meet admission criteria set by the Department of Mass Media. Students are advised in Collaborative Advising if they have fewer than 15 credit hours, have not yet completed EN100 (or EN140) with a grade of C or higher and who do not have a 2.5 cumulative and major G.P.A.

College of Health and Human Services

The Collaborative Advising Center serves as back-up to faculty advisors during summer and winter breaks and provides support to faculty advisors throughout the year. Please contact our office if you need advising assistance.
We Provide Support to Students in the Following Departments:

College of Liberal Arts

The Collaborative Advising Center serves as back-up to faculty advisors during summer and winter breaks and provides support to faculty advisors throughout the year. Please contact our office if you need advising assistance.
We Provide Support to Students in the Following Departments:

School of University Studies

Choosing Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) means creating an individualized cross-disciplinary major that can be tailored to your individual career and educational goals.

The IDS major was designed for students who wish to create their own academic programs by choosing courses in more than one academic area. This major challenges students to think about problems and issues from the views of different academic areas. In addition, the Interdisciplinary Studies major permits students to take courses from several academic areas to prepare themselves for a job market that requires skills and knowledge from more than a single traditional academic discipline. For example, a student interested in a career in the health products business might create an interdisciplinary major with selected courses in marketing, psychology, and biology. Students interested in global studies, gender studies and other interdisciplinary areas should also choose IDS. In addition, Interdisciplinary Studies is often the major of choice for pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-law and other pre-professional students. In each of these cases, students can tailor their studies to specific interests and professional school requirements.

Advising Responsibilities of the Student

  • Have ALL educational records and transcripts sent to the University
  • Make an appointment each semester with advisor to discuss academic progress (preferably before your priority registration date). You can find Priority Registration Dates
  • View course selections on the “Look up Classes” feature on the student portal
  • Review your degree audit on your student portal to see what requirements you still need to take
  • Come to the advising appointment prepared with a list of possible courses
  • Complete the enrollment process by enrolling through the portal on your priority registration date
  • Become familiar with available campus resources and academic policies, procedures and requirements—as a student—this is your responsibility!

Advising Process & Appointments

An advising appointment is required each semester to be eligible to enroll.

 

How to enroll for classes

You must obtain your alternate PIN from your advisor in your advising appointment each semester to be eligible to enroll. Keep your alternate pin number; you will need it throughout the semester. The alternate pin number is different for each semester.

When to schedule an advising appointment

Contact your advisor in early February for an advising appointment for summer and/or fall registration. Contact your advisor in early October to discuss your classes for spring registration. You will be able to register for classes using the portal, according to the Priority Registration Dates

How to find out who your advisor is

Students are assigned to a faculty advisor when a major is declared. Exploratory students and students who are undecided about a major are advised in the Collaborative Advising Center. To find your assigned advisor:

  • Log into the portal at https://portal.semo.edu/
  • Select the Students SS Tab
  • Find your Academic Profile
  • Select Current Term from drop down menu and then “Go”

Major information, Advisor information, and advisor’s email will be listed.

 

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