Welcome to the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship Office of Academic Advising. We’re here to help you navigate your academic career at Nova Southeastern University. If you need help choosing classes, understanding the course catalog, or have another question about your collegiate journey, you can contact your adviser via email, phone appointment, or in-person appointment.

 

Communicating With Your Academic Adviser

Appointments (phone and in-person)

The best way to get in touch with your adviser is via a scheduled appointment. You can schedule a time with your academic adviser by scheduling an appointment online or by calling (954) 262-5067.

  • Appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes. For more complex items, one hour sessions can be requested.
  • Students scheduling phone appointments should have access to a computer with internet access.
  • Evening appointments are conducted only by phone.

Email Advising

If emailing an academic adviser, you can expect to receive a response within 24 - 48 business hours. During peak periods (the first and last week of the term and the start of registration), response time may be extended to 72 business hours.

  • Emails are a supplement to phone or in-person advising, as many issues require in-depth conversation.
  • Emails must be sent from your NSU email account, and should contain your full name, NSU ID, and phone number. 

 

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Fall 2024
Registration for the Fall semester is open!

Need help planning? Contact your Academic Adviser for assistance.

 

 

Academic Advising Expectations and Responsibilities

Staying informed, planning effectively, and engaging in proactive problem-solving are key pieces of succeeding in your academic career. Your academic adviser is here to help you find resources, create plans, and support your academic journey. Make sure to meet with your adviser regularly to ensure that you are on the right track.

Strategies for a Successful Advising Relationship

Plan ahead. Schedule appointments with your academic adviser well ahead of registration periods; this gives you the opportunity to meet with your adviser and helps to avoid extended wait times at registration. 

Know your resources. The answer you’re looking for is often online or in a given resource. The Huizenga Portal, our catalogs, and handbooks are all helpful resources for common course-related questions.

Responsibilities in the Advising Relationship

You’re an active partner in the advising relationship, and as such, you should: 

  • gather all relevant decision-making information.

  • identify and understand your personal values and goals.

  • become knowledgeable about policies, procedures, and requirements.

  • accept responsibility for your decisions.

Student Responsibilities

  • Contact and keep in touch with your academic adviser.
  • Make and keep appointments. Call if it is necessary to change or cancel an appointment.
  • Come with specific questions in mind.
  • Come with necessary materials (pen, class schedule, curriculum sheet, forms, etc.).
  • Ask about other sources of information.
  • Be open concerning school work, study habits, and academic progress.
  • Build a schedule free of conflicts in time.
  • Make decisions concerning choice of major, career, and selection of courses.

Academic Adviser Responsibilities

  • Notify students of office hours.
  • Keep appointments. Call if it is necessary to change or cancel an appointment.
  • Provide accurate and specific information.
  • Have resource material on hand (websites, handouts, forms, etc.).
  • Suggest other sources of information.
  • Listen and help the student solve problems.
  • Check the student's schedule for appropriate selection of courses.
  • Make suggestions concerning the student's choice of major, career, and selection of courses.