SELECTING A MAJOR AND STAYING ON TRACK TO GRADUATION
HOW ACADEMIC ADVISING WORKS AT CSU
CSU offers students a comprehensive network of academic advising support that is designed to enhance student success that leads to graduation. Each college and the School of Nursing offers advising services and academic support for students enrolled in that college or school. The University also offers academic advising for students who are in various programs, including the Athletics, Honors and University Scholars, and TRIO/Student Support Services programs. In addition, the University also provides enhanced advising and academic support for first year freshman students.
The majority of first-time, first-year freshman students who enter CSU are advised in the First Year Advising Office by Student Success Specialists, with the exception of students who are Athletes, in the Honors/Scholars Program, or the TRIO/Student Support Services program.
Throughout the critical first year, Student Success Specialists work closely with students to help ensure academic progress and success. The Success Specialists stay connected to students through different means of on-going contact, interaction, intervention and support. This contact and interaction includes phone calls, e-mail, and texting, as well as in-person, one-on-one advising appointments. In addition, the Student Success Specialists closely monitor the progress of students through midterm grades and feedback from professors and instructors regarding the progress of students in their courses.
Following the completion of the first year, students make the transition to the appropriate college advising office based upon their college of enrollment and intended major or program. In the college advising offices, students continue to receive academic advising support provided by professional staff college and faculty/department advisors, up to and including the graduation process.
Students who transfer to CSU meet directly with an academic advisor in the advising office that is connected with their college and intended major or program. The academic advisors in the college advising offices provide a host of ongoing support to transfer students, including assistance in the evaluation and assessment of transfer credit, the application of transfer credits towards CSU requirements, and in mapping out and planning each student’s program of study that will lead to degree completion. In addition, the college advisors help students connect with the appropriate faculty and/or department advisor, as appropriate, for assistance in mapping and planning the student’s major course work.
ACADEMIC ADVISING OFFICES
For a comprehensive listing of the various academic advising offices at CSU, please visit the academic advising site. If you are unsure of where to go to receive academic advising, please contact the Undergraduate Studies Office at 216-687-9376.
TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION
Transfer credit evaluations are completed after final transcripts are received and students are formally admitted. As a transfer student, you should receive your official Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) within two weeks of your admission to CSU. All incoming transfer students are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet with their academic advisor prior to Orientation, as advising is not a component of the transfer orientation. To determine who your advisor is or which advising office to schedule your appointment with, please login to CampusNet and navigate to your Starfish portal.
Tutoring & Academic Success Center
Providing student support is an important part of CSU’s commitment to student success and engaged learning. CSU offers tutoring and other student support through the Tutoring and Academic Success Center (TASC). TASC offers student support in a variety of ways, including one-on-one tutoring by appointment in over 20 subject areas. TASC also offers eTutoring in various subject areas. In addition, TASC offers students course-specific support through Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Structured Learning Assistance (SLA), as well as success coaching sessions. TASC is located in Main Classroom (MC) Room 233. You can contact TASC by phone at 216-687-2012, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.