Academic Advising prior to Orientation

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Academic Advising prior to Orientation

Academic Advising prior to Orientation

Students are eligible for academic advising for the major in which they were offered admission to Rowan University. This major is listed in your admissions materials as well as the orientation invitation e-mail. If you would like to change your major, please e-mail transferhelp@rowan.edu with your name, Banner ID number, and desired major for more information. 

During orientation, all students will meet with a faculty or staff academic advisor in an individual or group setting, select courses, and register for spring term classes. Some academic departments also offer advising in advance of orientation.

Prepare for Registration

Prior to contacting your advisor, please:

  1. View the Banner Registration Information: You will use Banner for many services, including course registration. Your academic advisors will expect that you are comfortable using Banner to search for classes when you meet with them at orientation. View the Banner Registration Tutorial prior to orientation online. Visit https://sites.rowan.edu/registrar/registration-information/index.html for more registration information.
     
  2. Download the Self-Service Banner Guide: for step-by-step instructions on using Self-Service Banner
     
  3. Learn about the Credit Evaluation and Transfer Credits processes: it may take several weeks for your transfer credits to be processed
     
  4. See what credits transferred to Rowan: view your unofficial transcript within Self-Service Banner  (select the Student tab, Student Records, then the Transfer Credit Report or Academic Transcript options). Please bring a printed copy of this with you when you meet with your advisor.
    If you are enrolled in spring or summer 2018 classes at another institution: These courses will not be listed as approved transfer credits until your final transcripts with all grades are received by Rowan. Please bring a printed copy of your course schedule with you for your advisor, however that may not be sufficient for any pre-requisites needed to enroll in spring courses until the final transfer credits with grades are posted.
     
  5. View degree requirements: View the Program Guide for your major for a list of required courses and the maximum number of transfer credits that can be applied to your major and other information
     
  6. View other registration information on the Registrar's website: particularly the Fall 2018 Registration-related Dates.
     
  7. Use Section Tally to explore course availability: Select the term then use search options to view courses, check the "Display only sections with space available" checkbox to view courses available to you

Advising in Advance of New Student Orientation

Please contact the departments listed below using e-mail or calling the number listed. If the department of your major is not listed, please contact the University Advising Center at 856-256-4459 for more information and/or to RSVP for one of their Advising Information Workshops.