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, Club Sports and NCAA student athletes.

  • NCAA student athletes must meet with their professional advisor each semester. (NCAA seniors are also encouraged to meet with faculty in their respective major.)
  • School of Engineering and Computational Science students must meet with their Professional Advisor each semester.
  • Secondary Teacher Licensure students must meet with the professional advisor in the School of Education in addition to the professional advisor for their chosen major.

All Professional Advisors assist students based on their declared major and are located in academic areas. View Professional Advisors to see their locations and submit an appointment request online.

All undecided majors must meet with an advisor in order to get their advising hold removed prior to being able to register for classes for the following semester.

Meeting with your Advisor

Registering for Classes

Choosing your Degree

Staying on Track

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

  • If you have an advising hold, schedule an appointment to meet with your Professional Advisor and register for classes.

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.