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

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 Academic Advisors are dedicated to student’s educational, personal and professional development and are also committed to providing high quality academic support services to students.

Our overall goal is to assist students in achieving excellent academic success, therefore it is important to get to know your Academic Advisors and meet with them often (at least 2-3 times each semester).

Who is my Advisor?
First year students, undecided major students and transfer students (with less than 15 earned hours) can find their Academic Advisor in the Academic Advisement and Resource Center located in Paterson Hall, Room 228.

Transfer students with more than 15 transferrable credit hours, will find their Academic Advisor housed in their major college. University College advisors can assist students with locating their Academic Advisor.


How often do I meet with my Academic Advisor?

At least once a month or as recommended by your Academic Advisor.

Students can also call, email or schedule appointments for additional services (except for advisement). Students must always meet in person with an Academic Advisor for advisement.


What is full-time status?

Fall and spring semesters, full-time is 12 or more hours (18 is the max).

Summer semester, full-time is 6 - 9 hours.


Does attendance affect my grades?

Yes. Non-attendance can affect your grades and financial aid.


What if I decide not to attend ASU?
If you decide not to attend Alabama State University, it is your responsibility of the student to contact the Office of Records and Registration (334)229-4243 by first day of classes to officially cancel your courses.

Not cancelling your enrollment at ASU may affect your registration and financial aid at another institution.