Office of Academic Advising

Advising Team

Welcome to the Huizenga School Office of Academic Advising! We are here to help you successfully navigate your academic career at NSU. We encourage you to meet or speak with your academic advisor regularly. You may contact your academic advisor via email, phone appointment, in-person appointment, or walk-in advising.

Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 1115,
Main Campus, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
954.262.5067 / 800-672-7223 x25067

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Walk-in hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Appointments (phone and in-person)
Reserve time to speak with your advisor, engage in academic planning, and ask questions. Appointments generally run 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your needs.

Walk-In Advising (phone and in-person)
Have a quick question or need to drop something off? Stop in or call to meet with a walk-in advisor. Sessions are generally limited to 10-15 minute interactions.

Email Advising
You can email your questions to your academic advisor and receive a response within 24-48 hours. Email should be a supplement to phone or in-person advising, as many issues are complex and require thoughtful discussion.


Academic Advising Expectations and Responsibilities

In order to be successful in your academic career, it is essential to stay informed, plan effectively, and engage in proactive, positive decision-making and problem-solving. Your academic advisor is here to help!

Academic advising is a partnership between student and academic advisor, and includes shared decision-making and responsibility. Make sure to meet with your academic advisor regularly to ensure that you are on the right track.

Strategies for a Successful Advising Relationship

Plan ahead! Schedule appointments with your academic advisor well ahead of registration periods. This allows you time to meet with your advisor and helps you to avoid frustrating waits and missed opportunities.

Know your resources! Often, students can find the answers to their questions on their own. Become familiar with and regularly access websites, HS Portal, catalogs, and handbooks.

Responsibilities in the Advising Relationship

Students are active partners in the advising relationship, and as such, should:

  • Gather all relevant decision-making information

  • Identify and understand personal values and goals

  • Become knowledgeable about policies, procedures, and requirements

  • Accept responsibility for decisions

  

 Student Responsibilities

  

 Academic Advisor Responsibilities

  • Contact and keep in touch with your academic advisor

  • Make and keep appointments. Call if it is necessary to change or cancel an appointment

  • Come with specific questions in mind

  • Come with necessary materials (pen, class schedule, curriculum sheet, forms, etc.)

  • Ask about other sources of information

  • Be open concerning school work, study habits, and academic progress

  • Build a schedule free of conflicts in time

  • Make decisions concerning choice of major, career, and selection of courses

 
  • Notify students of office hours

  • Keep appointments. Call if it is necessary to change or cancel an appointment

  • Provide accurate and specific information

  • Have resource material on hand (websites, handouts, forms, etc.)

  • Suggest other sources of information

  • Listen and help you solve problems

  • Check your schedule for appropriate selection of courses

  • Make suggestions concerning choice of major, career, and selection of courses

References

  1. How you and your advisor will work together. (1981, July). Undergraduate Advising Center, University of Iowa.

  2. The American College Testing Program. (1979b). p. 13.

  3. Ford, J. (n.d.). Example University Advising Handbook.