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Idaho State University encouraging students to ‘Be Advised’ for the spring 2014 semester; sessions run Nov. 11-18

Posted October 24, 2013

Idaho State University is encouraging students to “Be Advised” prior to class-level registration, which begins in mid-November for the spring 2014 semester.

“Students benefit by receiving regular advising,” said JoAnn Hertz, director of ISU Central Academic Advising. “Interaction with professional advisors who explain the curriculum requirements and policies of the university as well as with departmental faculty who are experts in their field provides an advantage to any student who seeks it.”

The “Be Advised” campaign led by ISU Central Academic Advising helps students gain the information they need to be successful in their degree program.

The benefits of advising for students are many and include direct contact with faculty; up-to-date information from the department; assistance with long-range degree completion planning; understanding what is needed to stay on track to graduation; invitations to relevant learning opportunities outside of the classroom, and assistance in choosing the most advantageous “catalog year.”

“With regular advising between conscientious students and knowledgeable advisors, students can graduate in the time frame they desire, said Hertz. “Additionally, students who develop positive academic relationships with professors will have powerful and influential references for scholarships, or research and internship opportunities, or employment recommendations. Faculty advisors can also help with career questions and graduate school applications.”

The spring 2014 online class schedule will be viewable beginning Oct. 28. Online registration opens at 12:01 a.m. for each class-level as follows:

• Senior, graduate, and post baccalaureate (90+ credits) Monday, Nov. 11

• Junior (58 to 89 credits) Wednesday, Nov. 13

• Sophomore (26 to 57 credits) Friday, Nov. 15

• Freshman (25 credits and fewer) Monday, Nov. 18

For more information, contact ISU Central Academic Advising at (208) 282-3277 or advinfo@isu.edu.
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