• New Student FAQ

    Who is my advisor?

    Each HSU student is assigned to a faculty advisor within their major. If you have not declared a major yet, you will be advised in the Academic Advising Center.

    Only after registering for classes can incoming students see their assigned advisor in HSU Central. Use the right side self-service menu, choose Students, Academic Profile, then choose 'My Profile.'

    What do all these words mean, like credit hour and prereq?

    Advisors may use some jargon that you are not familiar with yet. Take a look at our helpful Buzzwords page before your session.

    How do I know what classes I need?

    Each degree has a worksheet listing all the required courses which can be found on the Degree Worksheets page. If you are not yet decided on a major, you should use the Foundational Curriculum Worksheet (the core classes everyone must take).

    What classes will be offered and when can I take them?

    The course schedule can be found in HSU Central. There are several ways to search but most people like to search by term and subject. Find a sample class schedule on the Advising Center’s website.

    What else should I know before my advising session?

    Be sure to bring a list of the credit you plan to bring in from Dual Credit programs or AP exams. While we can only accept the credit from an official transcript, it is still helpful for your advisor to know. Also, make sure to let your advisor know about any extra-curricular or work related obligations you have.

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