Advising

Academic advising is a valuable student service that is available to you all year. In History, we have you covered. Students should meet with both the Humanities Advisor and Professors in the History Department throughout their undergraduate education. Please take an active role in advising and maintain advising worksheets -- ultimately, you are responsible.

  • The Humanities Advisor is available to meet with you throughout the year (in the Liberal Arts building, Room 145 -- LA 145) and can assist you especially with General Education and other University requirements for graduation. The Humanities Advisor will assist you in tracking your progress and keep a file of your records.
  • Professors in the History Department are also available to meet with you throughout the year during their posted office hours. They can help you navigate departmental course offerings and inform you about educational options to best meet your interests and goals. 

Course schedules are available outside the History Department office. Please seek assistance, particularly when advising for General Education requirements and writing courses. Double-check all courses using the search filter in Academic Planner. Courses for the upcoming semester can also be found through "Course Search":

Pre-Registration Advising Period

Pre-Registration Advising Period typically takes place in October and March/April just before students are able to register for the following term. It is a time for students to plan for the following term, to check in on their progress, and to receive an advising number (that students need to register). You will be notified about the dates for pre-registration advising in your student email.

Freshman (0-29 earned credits) and Seniors (90+ earned credits) will advise primarily with the Humanities Advisor in the Liberal Arts building, Room 145 (LA 145). The Humanties Advisor will have a sign-up sheet posted on her office door. Sign up for an appointment during this time. Attend your appointment prepared. Have a good idea of what courses you would like to take the following semester. Please also feel free to meet with any Professors in the History Department to discuss your course of study in the department, your postgraduation options, or any other aspect of your History education.

Sophomores (30-60 earned credits) and Juniors (60-89 earned credits) will advise primarily with a Professor in the History Department (of the student's choosing). During the designated weeks of pre-registration advising, faculty will have sign-up sheets posted on their office doors. Sign up for an appointment during this time. Attend your appointment prepared. Please bring a transcript, questions, and your advising worksheets to the appointment. Have a good idea of what courses you would like to take the following semester. Please also feel free to meet with the Humanities Advisor to discuss your General Education or other University requirements, or any other aspect of your education in the College of Humanities and Sciences.

The Graduation Application

Seniors -- don't forget to meet with the Humanities Advisor in LA 145 at the beginning of the semester before you plan to graduate so you can receive assistance with the graduation application process. History Department faculty members can also be consulted. 

Students need to turn in the completed Graduation Application to the Humanities Advisor in LA 145 two weeks before the Registrar's office deadline. Feel free to consult with the Humanities Advisor about the specifics of the application.

Semester of Graduation Deadline Deadline with $15 late fee
Fall Last Friday in April First Monday in October*
Spring Last Friday in October First Monday in March*
Summer Last Friday in February First Monday in June*

*Graduation applications submitted after this date will be deferred to the following semester.