• New Student Advising


    Welcome to the 40 acres! We are so happy you’ll be joining the HSU family. One of the most important steps at Round-Up is working with your advisor to create your class schedule. You probably have a lot of questions about what to expect. We are here to help!

    1 What is advising?

    Advising refers to the process of meeting with your advisor regularly to plan courses and explore your career options. Your advisor will guide you in the decision making process. We’ve created some checklists to help you prepare.

    Checklist for First Time Freshmen   Checklist for First Time Transfers  

    2 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.'

    3 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.

    4 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).

    5 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.

    6 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.

    And lastly, advisors are people too. They want the best for you and your academic career. Don’t be afraid to get to know them and ask any questions you may have. The more they know, the more they can help.

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