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Advising: Your Key to Success

Once you’re admitted to an online program at Boise State, you’ll have a lot of new opportunities to navigate. You don’t have to go it alone! You’ll be paired with an advisor who specializes in your program, who knows the common pitfalls you may face and who can tell you the level of effort each step should take.

Student Success Team, coaches and advisors, for online students at Boise State.
The online Student Success and Advising Team works with online students to help them through each step of getting an online degree, from application to graduation.

What should you know about advising at Boise State?

Boise State University requires all first-year students to meet with their advisor prior to registering for their second semester.

Students will have an automatic registration hold placed on their accounts during their first semester; students will then be cleared to register for second-semester courses after meeting with their advisor.

Your Advising Responsibilities

    • Contact your advisor with questions and check-in regularly to stay on track
    • Keep your advisor informed if anything changes with your plans, personal situation or academic success. Your advisor can connect you to resources, adjust your schedule and advocate for you.
    • Keep all of your important documents, such as appeals, degree plans and applications, and be prepared to share those with your advisor

Your Advisor’s Responsibilities

  • Be knowledgeable and clarify university policies, regulations, programs and procedures
  • Be available to meet with you and keep regular office hours
  • Offer advice about course selection and assist in developing an academic plan that satisfies your degree requirements
  • Discuss academic performance and implications of performance for future undergraduate, graduate and professional programs you desire to pursue
  • Be an active and responsive listener, referring you to appropriate resources on campus when appropriate
  • Be knowledgeable about career opportunities for your major

Questions about advising?

Connect with your advisor