IU Southeast will shape the future of our region by transforming good students into great leaders, one graduate at a time.


You can expect me as your advisor to:

  • Understand and effectively communicate the curriculum, graduation requirements, and university policies and procedures.
  • Encourage and guide as you define and develop realistic goals and to develop clear and attainable educational plans.
  • Provide you with information about and strategies for utilizing the available resources and services on campus.
  • Assist you in understanding the purposes and goals of higher education and its effects on your life and personal goals.
  • Monitor and accurately document progress toward meeting your goals.
  • Be accessible for meeting with advisees via office hours for advising, telephone, e-mail, or web access.
  • Assist you to develop skills in decision-making so that you may assume responsibility for your educational plans and achievements.
  • Maintain confidentiality.


As an advisee, you have clear responsibilities in the advising partnership in order to be successful.

  • Schedule regular appointments or make regular contacts with advisor during each semester.
  • Know deadlines for registration, tuition payment, drop dates, graduation application, financial aid, scholarships, etc.
  • Complete required placement test(s).
  • Come prepared to each advising appointment with questions or material for discussion and class choices.
  • Complete your own online registration each semester after advisement.
  • Ask questions if you do not understand an issue or have a specific concern.
  • Keep a personal record of your progress toward meeting your goals.
  • Clarify personal values and goals and provide advisor with accurate information regarding your interests and abilities.
  • Become knowledgeable about university programs, policies, and procedures from IU Southeast online Bulletin.
  • Read all emails from Advisors in IUS e-mail, and respond as needed.
  • Utilize support services provided for assistance.
  • Accept final responsibility for your own education.


IU Southeast advisors actively create an open, respectful, and supportive environment for all people. We serve students of all abilities, sexual orientations, gender, races, cultures, and socio-economic statuses.

Objectives, Expected Student Outcomes & Advising Relationships

Prior to Enrollment

  • Attend Orientation.
  • Collect your CrimsonCard.
  • Provide dual credit transcripts or AP scores to admissions.
  • Identify your academic advisor.
  • Understand registration policies and procedures.
  • Register using One.IU.
  • Understand details about majors and certificates.

First Year

  • Develop effective time management skills.
  • Explore jobs in the area of your major.
  • Understand pre-requisite and course sequences.
  • Know how to access information about majors and learn how to use the academic advising report.
  • Join student clubs and organizations that enhance the school experience.
  • Develop attainable academic goals.

Second Year

  • Understand the details of pre-requisites and their consequences.
  • Work with an advisor to identify degree core requirements and review academic progress.
  • Obtain a part time job or volunteer position or job shadow with professionals to build experience on your resume.
  • Enroll in a career choices or exploration course.
  • Explore opportunities for internships, study abroad, practicum and undergraduate research.
  • Write your resume and have it critiqued by Career Services.

Third Year

  • Attend a career services event such as Dining & Networking Etiquettes.
  • Begin networking to increase career contacts.
  • Pursue leadership/officer position on campus.
  • Refine and perfect your interviewing skills.
  • Obtain an internship in your major.
  • Attend job fairs and on campus recruiting.
  • Create a timeline for graduate school.
  • Take GRE, MCAT, GMAT or PCAT exams in preparation for graduate school.

Fourth Year

  • Apply for graduation six months prior to the graduation date.
  • Understand commencement, honors and degree award process.
  • Submit application to graduate or professional schools.
  • Work with professors on research projects and papers.
  • Present a paper at an undergraduate research conference.
  • Submit an article to be published in IU Undergraduate Research Journal.
  • Apply for jobs.

Advising Syllabus