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First Year Freshmen

Required Materials
  • Folder for your Academic Advising Portfolio

  • University Catalog and your personal planner

  • List of questions or concerns you may have

  • List of possible classes you want to take (when meeting for course selection)

Academic Advising is the only structured activity on the campus in which all students have the opportunity for an on-going, one-to-one interaction with a concerned representative of the university.

During your first two regular semesters here at Southeastern, we will work together to explore career and academic opportunities, identify and attain realistic goals, and develop decision-making skills leading to personal growth and independence.


Objectives through Academic Advising 

  • Develop a relationship with your assigned Academic Advisor through face-to-face meetings

  • Identify roadblocks and plan strategies to overcome them (time management, poor study skills, stress, balancing work and school)

  • Navigate the LEONet system and website successfully (registration, holds, transcripts, calendars, GPA calculator)

  • Identify and utilize campus resources (counseling, disability services, tutoring, supplemental instruction)

  • Select appropriate courses based on curriculum requirements

  • Get connected to the University (culture, sports, organizations, KSLU Radio, study groups, peer mentoring)

As your Academic Advisor I will

  • Listen carefully to questions and concerns

  • Provide information, resources, and referrals as needed

  • Maintain confidentiality

  • Help you create a plan to achieve your academic and career goals

  • Provide guidance through the career exploration process

  • Approve course selection and remove advising holds

  • Plan to meet with you during the semester as needed


As a successful College Freshman you will need to

  • CHECK WEBMAIL DAILY (Southeastern account); this is the primary means of communication on campus

  • Meet with your CSE Advisor to: (1) complete an academic map, (2) complete an at-risk assessment and follow through on prescribed actions as needed, (3) explore career possibilities as appropriate, and (4)complete course selection and registration for the following semester.

  • Show up for appointments on time and be prepared (bring Catalog, Advising Portfolio, Questions, List of courses)

  • Record all university transactions, academic progress, and goals; keep in Portfolio with advising forms, etc.

  • Explore possible future careers and get to know your professors



  • Advising appointments MUST be scheduled for each of your 1st two regular semesters (Fall and Spring)

  • Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcomed. If you do not have an appointment, you may have to wait.

  • Last appointment will be scheduled for 4pm Monday-Friday

  • Cell phones need to be turned off during advising sessions