Academic Advising

Academic Advising Statement

Academic Advising at Cardinal Stritch University helps students achieve their academic, personal, and career goals by providing a collaborative and supportive advisor/advisee relationship that is rooted in the Franciscan values and the Cardinal Stritch University mission. Academic advisors empower Stritch students to meet their full academic potential by providing consistent and accurate information and access to resources and encouragement. Students should work closely with their advisors to connect their strengths to their educational pathways, discuss academic and career goals, and get connected to University resources that will impact their academic success. Academic Advising is most effective when all participants are proactive, engage in the learning process, and reflect on their results.

The Academic Advising Office is a part of the Student Success Center and is located on the first floor of Bonaventure Hall.

Professional academic advisors in the Academic Advising Office provide advising to all traditional students, along with faculty or departmental advisors, in a dual advising model.  Advising is focused on students who are freshmen, undeclared or at-risk. Academic advisors in the Academic Advising Office also provide comprehensive advising to all adult students in the College of Business & Management and Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences evening and online programs.

Registering for Classes

This link will show you how to register for classes.

Registering for Classes

Advising Resources

This link provides a number of important advising resources such as how to access your advising worksheet, etc.

Advising Resources

Advisor Responsibilities

As an advisor you are expected to ...

  • Be available and prepared for student appointments.

  • Use active listening skills to guide students to make informed decisions.

  • Consider the individuality and diversity of each student as we work to develop the most appropriate plan for the student.

  • Be knowledgeable about policies and procedures to empower the student to navigate his/her educational path and grow in independence.

  • Share accurate and relevant information regarding courses that will lead students towards degree or program completion.

Students Responsibilities

As an advisee you are expected to ...

  • Initiate and maintain contact with your advisor(s).

  • Be on time and come prepared to each appointment with questions, topics, and materials for discussion.

  • Actively work on clarifying your academic interests, abilities, values, and career goals.

  • Accept responsibility for your academic and personal decisions and how these will impact your degree or program completion.

    • Use your tools and resources, advisor consultations, and course catalog to help you make informed choices.

    • Proactively ask for help when confronted with academic, career, or personal concerns.

    • Ask questions and let your advisor know when you don’t understand items discussed.