Commonly asked advising questions
- How do I find out who my Academic Advisor is?
Log onto your Webster account or contact your major department. In addition, a list of advisors can be found in the front of the Schedule of Classes.
- When should I see my advisor?
ANYTIME!! The most common time for students to consult with their advisor is during early registration. It is the student's responsibility to schedule an appointment with his/her advisor. Be sure to schedule an appointment with your advisor early since this is a very busy time for advisors.
- How do I make an appointment to see my advisor?
Call your advisor or stop by his/her office. It may be best to reach an advisor during scheduled office hours. Some advisors post times when they are available for advising and you can simply sign-up for a time slot that fits your schedule.
- Where can I pick up an academic schedule of classes?
This is available online at bradley.edu/classes You should consult the schedule BEFORE seeing your advisor.
- What should I bring to my advising appointment?
- A tentative schedule of classes for the following semester
- Your degree audit
- Short and long-term academic questions
- Questions about transferring courses from a community college
- Any other academic-related concerns
- What should I expect from my advisor?
- Awareness of course options
- Information about university policies and procedures
- Knowledge of future employment or graduate school opportunities
- To serve as a resource for other concerns
- What should I NOT expect from my advisor?
- Telling you what is a "good class". Your advisor may have an opinion of what is a "good class" but each student's skills and interests are different to determine what "good" means.
- Making decisions for you. Advisors can educate you on options but you need to make the final decision.
- What is the procedure for a current Bradley student to take a course at a community college or another university?
- See if the course transfers to Bradley. Either see your department chair's office or consult the General Education website for a partial list of Transfer Courses.
- Fill out the appropriate form to receive approval to transfer the course. Either see your advisor or your department chair's office. MAKE SURE TO COMPLETE THIS FORM BEFORE YOU ENROLL FOR THE COURSE!!!
- After completing the course, have the transcript sent from the community college or other university to the Bradley Registrar's Office.
- What is the procedure to drop a class?
To drop a class you simply use Webster, our online registration system. Make sure you are knowledgeable of the last day to drop a class for the current semester. A resource for Important Date Information can be found through the Registrar's Office. Before dropping any classes you are strongly encouraged to speak with your academic advisor. Scholarship and financial aid packages may differ allowing some students to drop below 12 hours, and some may not.
- What should I do if a class is full?
Check out this great Power Point presentation to help you determine what to do if a class is full.