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Academic Advising


Academic advising is a partnership between a student and an advisor with the goal of working together so that you will successfully complete your degree.

Academic advising is an important dimension of your entire college experience. In addition to assisting you with your academic issues including the scheduling of classes, it offers you individualized academic counseling and includes discussion of future plans including graduate education and/or career direction. Your academic advisor is usually a faculty member in your major. Several staff members also serve as academic advisors. You are notified of the name of your advisor about three weeks after you begin your first semester at Ursuline. You are encouraged to contact your advisor by phone or email soon after you receive this notification to set up an introductory meeting.

You are expected to schedule and attend advising appointments at least once a semester and to be on time for your advising appointments or contact your advisor to reschedule. You are encouraged to be involved in the advising process by being prepared to discuss your goals and educational plan during your meetings with your advisor.

It is very important that you review your degree completion plan and audit sheet each semester and track your progress towards completing your graduation requirements because you are the one who has the primary responsibility for your academic decisions based on available information and advice. It is recommended that you bring a list of questions to appointments and ask questions if you do not understand a topic being discussed. You should also become knowledgeable about campus policies, procedures, and resources.

You can locate the name of your advisor by selecting the Students tab in MyUrsuline. For general assistance with advising & scheduling questions and concerns, contact your own academic advisor or the staff in the Student Success Office of URSA, MU 306:

Sr. Virginia DeVinne, vdevinne@ursuline.edu, 440-684-6018
Dr. Barbara Huff, barbara.huff@ursuline.edu, 440-646-8398