Graduate students are assigned an advisor at the time of admission. The advisor’s name and phone number are listed on the Admission Recommendation which notifies a student of acceptance into a program. In some cases, the graduate advisor will be changed once a student is fully matriculated into the program. This occurs most often when a research topic is chosen and it is appropriate for a different faculty member to direct that project. The role of the graduate advisor is to:
It is extremely important that students have early contact with their advisor and gain advisor approval before registering for classes. The advisor is a key person in helping individuals plan their graduate program, ensuring that classes fit the program, planning an appropriate class sequence, and providing other input that ensures a student is successful in their graduate program. All degree-seeking students must have the advisor complete an electronic release prior to registering via the web, in person, or by fax or mail registration.
All degree seeking or non-degree seeking graduate students.
Responsible administrator and office: Office of the Provost
Contact person in that office: Associate Dean of Graduate College