Academic Advising

All HBU students should become familiar with their advisor and the advising process. Academic Advisors are faculty or staff members who can help students navigate degree requirements, counsel students on all academic matters and broad career and vocational interests, and provide referrals to campus resources.

Students must meet with their assigned Academic Advisor each semester prior to registration for the subsequent semester. All advisees are expected to avail themselves of these mentoring services in order to graduate from HBU in a timely manner since the student is ultimately held responsible for fulfilling his or her degree plan requirements.

For questions about the advising process, please e-mail advising@hbu.edu

For frequently asked question about Degree Works, please visit the Degree Works FAQ.

The Advising Process

The advising process at HBU is designed to help the student make important decisions related to academic and career progress. Below are some guidelines to follow to make the advising process a successful part of the HBU experience.

  • Students may see their Academic Advisor to:

    o Discuss academic successes or issues that may affect academic progress

    o Select courses for each semester

    o Consider a change of major or minor

    o File a degree plan

    o Discuss educational and career goals

    o Provide personal encouragement and support

  • The advisor’s responsibility to the student is to:

    o Listen and help solve problems regarding academic or career issues

    o Aid in selecting appropriate courses each semester

    o Serve as a reference to appropriate campus resources

    o Assist the student in attaining educational and career goals

  • The student’s responsibility to the advisor is to:

    o Come to the advising session prepared and ready to ask questions

    o Be knowledgeable about HBU academic policies and procedures

    o Schedule appointments with advisors

    o Keep scheduled appointments on time or cancel in advance

    o Accept responsibility for academic decisions

    o Seek assistance before experiencing academic difficulty

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