• *** Administration office hours are 8am - 5pm
Academic advising is a process that begins when a student enrolls at AUD and continues through graduation.

The AAD welcomes university students during AUD operating hours:
Sunday through Thursday from 9:00am - 6:00pm

Students should visit an Advisor whenever they need assistance with their academic programs at AUD.
All undergraduate students (with less than 60 credit hours) must meet with academic advisors prior to the start of each term to learn about university policies and departmental requirements, discuss their individual educational plans and personal goals, and select courses.
The AAD assists each student in adopting a program of study and creating an individual program of study document.
Academic advising is an educational partnership; both advisees and their academic advisors collaborate to achieve academic, personal, and professional success. This relationship is one in which both parties have clearly defined responsibilities that extend throughout the educational experience at AUD.

Freshmen - 1st Semester
Students receive advising and are registered for their first term at AUD by an Admissions Coordinator.

Returning Students
During subsequent terms (up to the completion of 60 credit hours), undergraduate students receive
advising and obtain authorization to register from an Academic Advisor housed in the AUD Academic
Advising Division (AAD). A student who has earned greater than 60 credit hours is assigned a faculty member who acts as his or her advisor. With the exception of candidates in Engineering, upon completion of 60 credit hours, students no longer need to obtain an Advisor’s approval in order to register. Engineering students must obtain approval from their AAD Advisor throughout their residency at AUD.

Students are encouraged to maintain close contact with their Advisor during their time at AUD. Advisors
provide them with information and perspective related to academic policy and concerns, specific course-
related problems/issues and other academic or professionally related matters. Nonetheless, students are expected to assume responsibility for program planning and course selection since ultimately the
responsibility for fulfilling degree requirements rests squarely with the student. They are required
to become intimately familiar with the various program requirements and necessary requisite
coursework and sequencing.

The basic tasks of the university’s academic advising program are to help students identify and achieve their academic goals and to become self-directed learners and decision-makers.
Advisory Session
During the course of the advisory session, both advisors and advisees must assume equal responsibility, which includes:
  • Evaluating the student’s capabilities to major in the preferred program;
  • Reviewing AUD’s general and major requirements, pre-requisites and electives for the degree of interest;
  • Laying out an objective and realistic study plan to follow throughout the AUD years;
  • Selecting and registering for courses that are consistent with educational goals and that will meet degree requirements; and
  • Addressing the concerns of students with academic difficulties and referring them to the appropriate resources on campus.
 An Advisor should:
  • Help the student navigate the academic and administrative processes and programs of the university;
  • Aid the student in understanding standards and requirements and offer a perspective on the likelihood of success in certain areas of study;
  • Engage the student in discussions on educational and career objectives and how they relate to current or expected courses of study;
  • Assist the student in formulating a course of study after giving advice about courses;
  • Serve as a contact for referral to other campus resources.
Students should:
  • Be proactive and search out information needed for course scheduling, program planning, and successful completion of all graduation requirements;
  • Gather academic and career information needed to be successful;
  • Learn about the policies, procedures, and rules of AUD;
  • Come to advising sessions well prepared with questions and relevant materials and forms;
  • Listen carefully and follow procedures;
  • Ask questions and monitor their own academic progress;
  • Initiate contact with their advisor as needed.
Students will:
  • Appreciate the role of the AAC at AUD;
  • Develop informed decision making skills concerning academic and career aspirations;
  • Know their respective degree requirements;
  • Be able to find information about AUD requirements, policies and procedures;
  • Know how to use the AUD catalog, advising worksheets, and degree audit reports to identify degree requirements;
  • Select courses counting towards the completion of the degree requirements;
  • Develop a realistic study plan toward graduation within a timeline consistent with the student’s aptitudes and life circumstances;
  • Graduate in a timely manner based on the individual educational plan;
  • Make use of referrals to AUD’s appropriate resources whenever needed.