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ISU “Be Advised,” “Declare Your Major” campaigns underway

March 16, 2018

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POCATELLO  – Idaho State University Central Academic Advising continues its “Be Advised” campaign with the additional recommendation for students to “Declare Your Major.”

Deciding on a major and taking action to officially notify the department is important. Students who have officially committed to a major tend to persist in college and graduate. However, students should avoid choosing a major without knowing if it is a proper “fit” for oneself or without understanding the related employment opportunities and job characteristics.

“The ‘Declare Your Major’ campaign encourages students to declare their major after spending a proper amount of time gathering information about themselves, evaluating the range of majors available at ISU and the academic requirements of each, and understanding the career opportunities related to their major,” said JoAnn Hertz, ISU director of advising. “Career counseling from the professional counselors in the ISU Career Center and the Center for New Directions will benefit any student, particularly those who have not yet investigated their options.”

Academic advising by a faculty, academic coach, departmental professional advisor, or knowledgeable peer advisor in Central Academic Advising is strongly recommended before registering each semester.

“Advising can help ensure a successful academic experience at Idaho State University,” Hertz said. “Interaction with departmental faculty who are experts in their field provides an advantage to any student who seeks it.” 

Advisors and advisees have a shared responsibility when it comes to the advising relationship.

Students should meet with their advisor each semester, review and understand the catalog and website information, be prepared for the advising session, bring questions to the advising session, and assume final responsibility for course scheduling, program planning, and the successful completion of graduation requirements.

Class-Level Registration begins Monday, April 9.

Registration begins at 12:01 a.m. on the first day for each class (see chart below).

Fall Semester begins Aug. 20.

Class Level                                          Credits Earned                      First day to register

                                             (Including current semester credits)    

Senior, Graduate,

and Post Baccalaureate                    90+ credits                                Monday, April 9

 Junior                                               58-89 credits                             Wednesday, April 11

Sophomore                                        26-57 credits                             Friday, April 13

Freshman                                           25 or fewer credits                     Monday, April 16

All class levels                                                                                    Monday, April 16

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