New Student Advisement & Registration
New freshman or transfer students will be scheduled for an Advisement & Registration orientation day, coordinated by the The Office for Students in Transition office.
Step-by-step instructions for the course registration process (for current students)
The University of Minnesota Duluth supports faculty advising - every student is paired with a faculty advisor and, in the School of Fine Arts, is required to meet with the advisor at least once each semester to discuss academic planning and progress towards degree. Because faculty advisors are experts in the field of study, they are excellent mentors for students and are instrumental in career and future planning.
Students can find out who their faculty advisor is by checking the official posting site for the home department (Art & Design: 317 Humanities; Music: 231 Humanities; Theatre: 141 MPAC), by viewing their APAS (Academic Progress Audit System) reports, by viewing their transcripts, or by opening Graduation Planner.
Students may also request a change of advisor by visiting their home department office.
To ensure that students meet with their advisors, the school places an "advising hold" on the student record, which prevents course registration until after the advisor meeting occurs. Do you see a hold listed on your record even though you've had your advisor meeting? Don't panic - check the "effective date" of the hold, which may be a future date that will not prevent your registration for the current semester.
Supplemental advising is available through appointment with the SFA Academic Advisor (Stacy Crawford, firstname.lastname@example.org; 218-726-8436) in Montague 111.
Student responsibility in advising
Students in the School of Fine Arts should prepare for advising appointments by bringing a list of planned courses for the next semester. Faculty advisors may also request additional documents for the appointment, such as: a printed copy of the APAS (Academic Progress Audit System) report or printed copy of the Graduation Planner. Advising appointments and expectations may vary - please pay close attention to any email correspondence from faculty advisors.
The School of Fine Arts also offers a peer advisement program that supplements faculty advising. Peer advisors are knowledgeable undergraduate students in Art & Design, Music, and Theatre. They keep regular posted office hours in Montague 109 and can answer questions and provide assistance with forms, procedures, and class schedules.