Academic Advising

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. 

Beginning Freshmen

If you’re a beginning freshman with fewer than 30 hours you must be advised by the
Center for Student Excellence during the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Academic Advising for Freshmen

Graduate students

Contact Dr. Samantha Perez
Fayard Hall, Room 335A
Tel: 985/549-5385
[email protected]

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

  • 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

  • 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.

Online Advising 

Log into LeoNet, then navigate in the left menu to Self-Service, then Student Services, then On-Line

  • 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.

  • All your advisor does is approve your schedule. 

  • In order to remove your scheduling block you must log back into the system. 

  • You are only allowed one online advising session. If your schedule isn’t approved
    then you must make an appointment to meet with your advisor.