Students requiring an advisement PIN must obtain the number from their advisor. The following students do not require an advisement PIN to register and will not be prompted for an advisement PIN:
- Undergraduate students who are in good academic standing and have 60 or more earned hours
- Undergraduate non-degree students
- Graduate students who are in good academic standing
- Graduate unclassified students
Initial advisement PIN assignments are generated in October for Spring priority registration and in March for Summer and Fall priority registration. PIN assignments are generated based on students’ completed earned hours and academic standing.
All new, incoming transfer students will be assigned an advisement PIN their first semester.
Change of Major/Minor/Concentration
*Students should initiate a change of major/minor/concentration through the college of their current major. Additional information can be found online here.
Philosophy for the First Year
The first year of college is the foundation for the personal, academic, and professional growth and success of engaged student learners. Within a climate of mutual respect, students and teachers participate collaboratively in the cooperative enterprises of inquiry, learning, scholarship and creative achievement, and service.
Goals for Students for the First Year
- Gain the confidence, competence, and commitment necessary to progress toward degree completion;
- Develop a foundation for building life-long learning skills, including critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, leadership, analytical reasoning, and interpersonal skills;
- Participate in educational and social opportunities designed to facilitate the transition of new students into the intellectual, cultural, and social milieu of the University community;
- Realize roles and responsibilities as members of the University community of learners;
- Develop meaningful connections within the University community to achieve their educational, social, and personal potential;
- Increase the awareness of values and beliefs;
- Accept the obligation of educated persons to be participatory citizens;
- Increase the realization of, appreciation for, and respect for diversity and multicultural perspectives.
Academic Support for Student Athletes
The Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes provides and monitors tutorial services, study hall, and mentoring for all student-athletes. It carefully monitors the academic progress of student-athletes for graduation, NCAA reporting, and NCAA and Missouri Valley Conference eligibility purposes as well. Student-athletes enroll in sections of UC 110, a course focused on student success, that is specifically focused on the unique needs of this population. The Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes participates in Life Skills developed by the NCAA, which is designed to provide a smooth transition from high school to college and from college to professional life for student-athletes.