Academic Advising

Academic Advising Information

The History and Political Science Department advises all History, Political Science and Social Studies Education Majors. If you need to meet face to face, advisors will be available in the History and Political Science Department during registration periods.Come to the History and Political Science office on the 3rd floor of Fayard Hall after your first two regular (Fall and Spring) semesters or 30 hours, whichever comes first. If you are a beginning freshman before 30 hours or during your first two regular semesters (Fall and Spring)you must be advised by the Center for Student Excellence: Click here for information about Academic Advising for Freshmen.

Graduate students need to contact Dr. Harry Laver.


The Center for Student Excellence: Find out about Academic Advising for Undecided Majors, Academic Support for Athletes Program, Career Exploration, Student Support Services, Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring Information.


Advising Tips: Come prepared to your advising session READ your e-mail regularly

  • Don’t wait until the last minute to get your courses approved
  • READ your college catalog it has lots of useful information
  • Register for classes you REALLY intend to take AND complete
  • Be cautious about the “Withdrawal Trap” (going into the semester thinking that you register for a couple of “extra” courses so that you can drop one or two and still be considered full time). Excessive withdrawals create a negative transcript and may jeopardize your financial aide, housing, insurance, etc.
  • Take your Basic Curriculum courses early in your college career (don’t avoid math, instead go to free tutoring sessions)
  • Seek career counseling before declaring or changing your major to help you make rational, appropriate decisions.
  • Meet with your advisor every semester to make sure you know of important dates and events that will move you toward graduation (You are responsible for applying for graduation!)
  • Get involved in campus life (student organizations, student government, etc.)
  • READ campus signs, they were posted for very good reasons.
  • READ the Lion’s Roar, it will keep you informed.
  • Don’t take an on-line class until you contact the instructor of the course. There may be necessary computer software, hardware, etc. to successfully complete the course.
  • If you are a procrastinator, don’t take an on-line class.
  • Don’t wait until after final exams to discuss your grades with your instructors.


    Instructions and helpful hints for online advising:


    Log into LeoNet for Students, then use Self-Service, then Student Services, then On-Line advising.

    If you list any courses that are not specifically written in your curriculum, you must explain why in the student comment box.  If you do not, there is a good chance the faculty member will not approve your online advising schedule.  Please, check your catalog to make sure you have met the prerequisites for the classes you have listed.  You have to give the advisor a couple of days to respond. Do not try to use this system the day before your registration date and expect an immediate response.  All your advisor does is approve your schedule.  You have to remove the block by reentering the system.  If your advisor disapproves what you listed then you will have to see your advisor in person because you are only allowed to use the system once and can't make changes once you submit.  Once your block is removed you still cannot register until your appointment time (set by Enrollment Services).