Advising for Evening and Online Undergraduate Students

Whether you are a full time working adult, transfer student looking to pursue your degree from the comfort of your home, or transitioning careers and looking to pursue a new path—the "Evening & Online" program format may be the best fit for you! 

 

Evening and Online students come to Cardinal Stritch Univeristy at various points throughout their educational path; some pursuing school for the first time as an adult student, some who may be transferring from another institution to finish their degree at a junior standing, and some who may be returning to school after a 10+ year gap. Regardless of their point of entrance, most of these students have a pretty solid decision of their degree of interest, which is typically geared towards their current career or the career path they are looking to transition into. All students are assigned an academic advisor that they will connect with before they even begin courses; going over new student orientation, registering, the "ins and outs" of the program, understanding their degree requirements, how to navigate the website and Stritch information in general. Their advisor will be there to assist every step of the way to assure the students are getting their questions answered and are on track with their graduation plan and meeting program requirements. Evening and Online students also have the ability to utilize all campus resources, which includes Academic Support, Tutoring, and Career Education to name a few.

 

Academic Resources

Navigating college can be tricky, and your academic advisor is here to help you. You can also help yourself by understanding your academic resources. 

  • The Academic Calendar lists all important dates for the University.
     
  • The Course Catalog is a publication lists all courses and programs in the undergraduate curriculum, graduation requirements, and academic and financial policies in effect as of the beginning of the fall term each year. You should always refer to the course catalog for the academic year you begin your studies at Stritch.
     
  • Academic Support offers free tutoring for all Stritch students and provides professional, individualized assistance in a variety of areas. This includes tutoring on the main campus, online and our OWL (Online Writing Lab).
     
  • Many resources are available, including tools to help students understand how to navigate their curriculum.  Students have access to their individualized course needs/advising worksheet through MyStritch.  Core curriculum guides are available to help students best navigate which courses to choose for their core.
     


Credit for Prior Learning

Stritch recognizes that college-level learning can occur in non-traditional environments and through diverse experiences. By awarding credit for non-traditional learning experiences, Stritch lowers barriers and increases access for adult students in pursuit of life-long learning objectives, career advancement, or retraining opportunities.

The PLA Office coordinates the assessment of extra-institutional learning from these sources:

  • National testing programs (CLEP examinations, DANTES subject standardized tests, and Excelsior College Examinations)
  • Military/Armed Services educational training
  • Professional training portfolios
  • Experiential learning essays

 

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