Frequently Asked Questions
Academic advising sessions are beneficial for students' success. Stated are frequently asked questions by students regarding academic advising appointments.
Use Starfish to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, or call the NCoBPA Advising Office at 701.777.2975. If you click on the advisor’s name in the online Faculty and Staff Directory, the advisor’s contact and office information will be displayed. All NCoBPA academic advisors are located in Gamble Hall, Room 127 or Gamble 9B.
In Campus Connection, your advisor is listed on the right side of your “Student Center” page. In Starfish, your advisor is listed under “My Success Network.” If an advisor is not listed, please contact the NCoBPA Advising Office at 701-777-2975.
Use Starfish to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, or call the NCoBPA Advising Office at 701.777.2975. If you click on the advisor’s name in the online Faculty and Staff Directory, the advisor’s contact and office information will be displayed. All NCoBPA academic advisors are located in Gamble Hall, Room #127 or Gamble #9B.
Advising sessions are often most beneficial for both the advisor and the student if students arrive at the appointment prepared for the advising session. In order to prepare for an advisement appointment, we recommend students do the following:
- Review the university’s Essential Studies Which courses have you completed that satisfy requirements for Essential Studies? Are there courses or requirements about which you have questions?
- Review the requirements of our your intended major by visiting the program page via the Program Finder and checking out the Four Year Plan, or by finding your major in the academic catalog. If you’re planning to change your major into business, but aren’t sure which major you wish to pursue, review information on the majors you are considering and come with questions for your advisor that will help you make an informed decision.
- Based on the Essential Studies and major requirements, think of some courses you may wish to take during the following semester. Your advisor will help guide you in choosing courses that will keep you on track in your academic program, but it’s important to develop a schedule that is going to work for you in terms of personal interests (especially with Essential Studies courses) and outside commitments.
- Work with Degree Map to tentatively plan out your courses for the next semester(s). Degree Map can be adjusted as you work with your advisor to work out the best academic plan.
- Check your unofficial transcript on Campus Connection. Are all of your current and past courses listed correctly? Is any transfer or test credit you earned missing? If you think there may be errors or omissions on your transcript, it is good to bring this up with your advisor as early as possible so any issues that might delay admission to your major or graduation can be resolved.
- Come to your advising appointment prepared to ask any questions you might have or to discuss any concerns you may have with your academic progress or major. Advisors can help to answer those questions or refer students to resources based on their interests or areas of concern.
In order to change your major into NCoBPA, stop by the Office of Academic Advisement, Gamble Hall room 127 and let someone at the front desk know that you would like to change your major to a business major. The administrative assistant will notify the Registrar’s Office of this change and will schedule you to meet and set up a meeting with a business advisor. At the meeting, the advisor will go over the requirements and give you a copy. The process takes at least two days.
Credits earned vary between the two. A co-op can earn one credit if part time and 2 credits if full time whereas an internship can earn anywhere from 1-12 credits. Both opportunities vary in length. Additional assistance can be found at the Pancratz Career Development Center (Gamble Hall Rm 120).
Courses taken outside of your major and that are not NCoBPA courses are able to be graded as Satisfactory (“S”) or Unsatisfactory (“U”). In order to receive an “S” and pass the course, you must earn an A, B, or C. If you receive a D or F in the course, you will receive a “U” on your transcript and will not obtain credit for the course. “S” and “U” grades are not calculated into your GPA.
It is not permitted for business majors to take any business courses S/U grading, regardless of whether or not the course is required for their major. Courses from outside the NCoBPA that are not required for your major may be taken S/U grading provided all other UND policies regarding S/U grading are followed. Switching a course to or from S/U grading requires the signature of your academic advisor no later than the last day to drop the course.
A course that is a pre-requisite for another course needs to be taken and completed prior to the course requesting the pre-requisite. It is important to keep in mind that most pre-requisites need to be passed with a “C” or better. (I.e. Econ 210 must be completed with a “C” or better before you take Mgmt. 301)
A course that is a co-requisite with another course can be completed before or at the same time as the course it is a requisite for. (I.e. Acct 201 and Econ 210 can be taken before or at the same time as MRKT 305)
Some courses may have a pre-requisite GPA requirement or credit hour requirement.
Within 10 days of the first day of class, you are able to add a course to your schedule through Campus Connection. If you are looking to add a course to your schedule after the first 10 days, you must get a Registration Action Form from the advising office. The form needs to be signed by the instructor of the course, your advisor, and your Academic Dean. After receiving the appropriate signatures, the form is taken to the Registrar’s office and they will add you into the course.
Students can take a class at other institutions but should contact your academic advisor to make sure it is equivalent to the UND course you wish to substitute. Students can also check the Transfer Evaluation System (TES) to see if a course has previously been evaluated. If the substitute course has not previously been evaluated for equivalency, it is the responsibility of the student to obtain a syllabus of the substitute course and provide it to their advisor for review. Your advisor will need to consult with the chair of the department regarding the substitution, so please allow sufficient time for review. An official transcript will need to be sent to the UND Registrar's Office in order for the course to be recorded on your transcript.
Go to Campus Connection Student Center Look under Holds to see if you have a hold of any kind. If you have a Financial Obligation Agreement (FOA) Hold you would find that information on your student center page under Finances. Follow this link to a tutorial on how to remove a FOA hold on your account. If the hold is not a FOA hold or a BPA hold, you must contact One-Stop Student Services to see what steps are needed to remove the hold.
Repeating a course is encouraged for students that have earned a “D” or “F” in a course. These grades may bring your GPA below the required 2.5 GPA. Some Business majors (Operation Supply Chain Management, and Human Resource Management) require a “C” or higher in all major courses. If you retake a course multiple times, the best grade earned will be the grade included in the calculation of your GPA. If you have earned a “D” or higher that you are repeating, this course has already been calculated in the 120 credits needed for graduation.
Within the first 10 days of a semester, a student is able to drop a course from their schedule for it not to be recorded on their transcript. If a student drops a course after the first 10 days, the course will show on your transcript with a “W”. A “W” does not affect your GPA but does count towards attempted credits for SAP.
Please consult with an advisor before dropping a course.
It is your responsibility to contact One-Stop about refunds for courses.
*Summer dates are different, please refer to the academic calendar.