Academic Advisement

What is advisement?
Advisement is the process in which students meet with an Advisor for assistance with selecting classes required by their Major, understanding course descriptions, understanding Major requirements, registration assistance, etc.


What is the role of an Academic Advisor?
Academic Advisors are an important part of your educational experience at Alabama State University…from day one to the end of your educational career. ASU Advisors are dedicated to student’s educational, personal and professional development and are also committed to providing high quality support services to our students. Our overall goal is to assist students in achieving excellent academic success. Thus, it is important to get to know your Academic Advisors.


Who is my Advisor?
Generally…First year students, Undeclared students and Transfer students (with less than 15 earned hours) can find their Advisor in the Advisement Center located in Patterson Hall in University College.

**If you have been contacted by a Major College, you will find your Advisor housed there.

**If you are a Transfer student with more than 15 earned credit hours, you will find your Advisor housed in your Major College.


What services are provided by Academic Advisors?
Academic guidance in selecting appropriate courses required for your MAJOR
Academic guidance in understanding requirements for graduation
Individual advising and counseling sessions (except for Fall 2017…these schedules are pre-generated. Advisement sessions after your first semester will be one on one with only you and your Advisor).
Assistance with HORNETSWEB registration
Accurate and updated information regarding University policies and procedures
Consistent monitoring of academic progress
Referrals for tutoring and information about other campus resources
Assistance with dropping and adding courses
Assistance with selecting majors and changing majors
Assistance with career exploration (in collaboration with Career Services)

How often do I meet with my Academic Advisor?


• Presently, at least once a month or as recommended by your Academic Advisor.

**Students are always welcome to visit their Advisor as needed!

• You can also call, email or set up an appointment for additional services…except for advisement. **You must always meet in person with an Academic Advisor for advisement.


Summer and FALL 2017 schedules will be distributed at Orientation!

Please contact Ms. Carolyn A. Stevens at 334-229-8394 for additional assistance.


To learn more about Academic Advisement, browse the following links:

First-Year Freshmen and Transfer Students Class Schedule Information