2016 - 2017

Advising Vision

The IU Southeast Advising Program aspires to achieving national standards of excellence, campus-wide endorsement, and regional recognition as a leader in preparing students to succeed in a divers, ever-changing world.

Advisor Responsibilities – What You Can Expect

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.

Advisee Responsibilities – What You Are Expected To Do

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.
  • Come prepared to each advising appointment with questions or material for discussion and class choices.
  • Complete your own online registration each semester.
  • 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.

Support Services

Support Services
Adult Student Center, US-208 Financial Aid, US-105
Bursar’s Office, US 103 Math Laboratory, PS-015
Campus Life Office, US-010 Personal Counseling, US-243
Career Development Center, US-106 Student Development Center, US-203
Center for Mentoring, US-205 Science Tutoring Center, LF-255
Disability Services, US-207 Writing Help Center, KV-208

Safe Zone

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.

First Year Checklist


  • Attend NEW STUDENT INDUCTION (August 19) activities: this will introduce you to academic resources and services on campus. It is also a special day because you will be inducted into Indiana University Southeast.
  • Purchase books and supplies for your scheduled courses before or at New Student Induction!
  • Check your registration schedule on One.IU to make sure it is accurate and print a copy to have with you.
  • Locate the classrooms where your scheduled classes will be held.
  • First Day of Class: AUGUST 24
  • E-mail your advisor if your schedule needs to be changed and to let him/her know how your first week of class is going.
  • Download Week of Welcome Calendar from Campus Life website


  • First Week of Sept. - Set up a weekly study schedule and from your course syllabi, plot out the important dates for exams, tests, projects, etc.
  • Know instructors' office hours and drop in at least once to start to build working relationships with your instructors.
  • Check out the Writing Center, Natural Sciences Tutoring Center, Math Lab and Student Development Center if you have classes that relate to these facilities. Plan regular visits to these resources as a part of your study plan for the semester.
  • Last Week of Sept. – ADVISING WEEK. Make an appointment with your advisor to talk about courses to consider taking next semester.


  • Continue meeting with your instructors on a regular basis.
  • Make any decisions about changing your fall schedule by the drop deadline (October 23).
  • Register for Spring Classes.  You will find your appointment date and time for registration on One.IU.
  • Register for a First-Year Seminar if you were unable to in the fall.  You must complete it by the end of your Spring semester.


  • Talk with classmates about study groups for final exams.
  • Apply for scholarships through the Financial Aid Office.


  • Contact your advisor and let him/her know how your first semester went and if you need to fine tune your spring semester courses based on your Fall semester experiences.


  • First Week of Class. - Set up a weekly study schedule and from your course syllabi, plot out the important dates for exams, tests, projects, etc.
  • Schedule regular trips to your instructors’ office hours and to the pertinent academic support resources.


  • Evaluate your progress in your current classes.
  • Visit the Student Development Center to find a tutor to help strengthen your academic performance, if needed.
  • File for Financial Aid for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Make an appointment with your advisor about course selection for next year and your tentative academic plan.


  • Discuss options with your advisor if you are thinking about taking any classes in the summer.
  • Search One.IU to find courses that fit your interests.
  • Take stock of your academic progress in your current courses and make any decisions about changing your schedule by the drop deadline.
  • Register for Summer and Fall classes. You will find your appointment date and time for registration on One.IU.


  • Prepare for FINALS.


  • Visit the Career Development Center (US 106) to meet with a career counselor to research and discuss possible career areas that you might be interested in pursuing.
  • Use a summer job, internship, or volunteer work to help you experience some of the career areas that you are considering.
  • Consider Study Abroad, Readings & Research, job shadowing, volunteering, and more to clarify your interests and goals and to help you experience some of the career areas that you are considering.

Yearly Objectives, Expected Student Outcomes & Advising Relationships

Prior to Enrollment

  • Attend Orientation and New Student Induction.
  • Collect your U Card.
  • 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 by creating a Career Link account.
  • 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; or job shadow with professionals to add 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 Development Center.

Third Year

  • Attend a Career Development event such as workshops or webinars.
  • Create your LinkedIn account to 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 Journals
  • Apply for jobs.