Find Your Advisor
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.
Schedule an Advising Meeting
Use Starfish to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, or call the NCoBPA Advising Office at 701.777.2975. All NCoBPA academic advisors are located in Gamble Hall, Room 127 or Gamble 9B.
Prepare for An Academic Appointment
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.