Academics

Guide to Professional Advising

Mission Statement

Professional Advising exists to help students build ownership and critical thinking skills as they work to achieve their spiritual, academic, and professional goals.


Freshmen and Sophomores

Professional Advisors offer personalized advising for residential freshmen, sophomores, first semester transfer students, students in academic difficulty, and NCAA student athletes. (NCAA seniors are encouraged to meet with faculty in their respective major.)

Some of the Professional Advisors are located in academic areas. View the CASAS Faculty & Staff contact page to find your advisor's location.

Meeting with your Advisor

Registering for Classes

Choosing your Degree

Staying on Track

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year


Juniors and Seniors

Juniors and seniors who are not in academic difficulty or a NCAA student athlete receive academic advising and mentoring from faculty in the student's respective major. (NCAA seniors are encouraged to meet with faculty in their respective major.) 

Meeting with your Academic Department

Academic Resources

Staying on Track

Junior Year

  • If you're planning on completing an internship, attend an Internship Meeting. Pay close attention to dates and deadlines and plan an internship for the Fall, Spring, or Summer of your junior or senior year.
  • Attend a Resume and Cover Letter Workshop.
  • Meet with your Academic Department as needed about your major's requirements.

Senior Year

  • Sign up for a Mock Interview to hone your interviewing skills.
  • Submit your Graduation Application
  • Check the Registrar’s Office website for information on Graduation and Commencement.
  • Utilize the “LUnetWork (LU’s online job search listing).
  • Meet with your Academic Department as needed about your major's requirements.
  • Check graduation checklist that is sent via email after completion of 75 credit hours.