Your Online Advising Guide

Your Online Advising How-to Guide

Yesterday, Southeastern officially announced that face-to-face classes will transition to online/remote delivery formats starting on Wednesday, March 18. Students who reside on campus are encouraged to return home, and several upcoming events have been cancelled. Read more about the updates here: http://www.southeastern.edu/about/safe_campus/covid-19/ 

What does this mean for Summer and Fall 2020 Academic Advising, you ask?

Your communication advisors will conduct your advising sessions online.

Last week, you should have received an email from your advisor about signing up for a face-to-face appointment.

If you’ve already scheduled your appointment, then great. If you haven’t, then click the link and schedule a time that is most convenient for you.

Here’s how online advising is going to work:

At your appointment time, you’re going to receive an email from your advisor. This email will include a list of the courses that are being offered for the summer and fall semesters, as well as a list of courses that we suggest you take. We will also send you the classes that you need left to graduate, such as how many comm electives you need, etc.

Next, you will respond to that email with the classes that you’re thinking about taking. You can also ask any questions you may have. The purpose of your response is to ensure that you have received our suggestions and we’re on the same page. In fact, until we receive an email response from you, we will not lift your registration holds.

Again, you MUST respond to our email in order to get your hold lifted!

Keep in mind: the Advising Office will be open in the coming weeks. If you’re not comfortable with the online setup, we’ll be happy to meet with you face-to-face. Just let us know that you’re coming and we can meet at the time that you scheduled.We are also adhering to all of the university COVID-19 precautions. If you are feeling ill, please do not come to campus. We can answer your questions and lift your hold via email.

To ensure that we advise all of our students properly, we will only send emails at the times that you scheduled, not a minute sooner. This means that we’ll only advise the students that signed up. Therefore, it is still your responsibility to click the link and sign up for a time to receive the email, respond to it, and get your hold lifted.

If you still aren’t sure who your advisor is, or you have yet to receive an email with the scheduling link, here are some guidelines according to the first letter of your last name:

·         A – Dup: Cabrina Gordon at cabrina.gordon@selu.edu

·         Duv – Jup: Jordan Colona at jordan.colona@selu.edu

·         K – Rei: Sarah Cooper at sarah.cooper-2@selu.edu

·         Ri – Z: Hayden Kimball at hayden.kimball@selu.edu

Send us an email if you need help, or call the office at (985) 549-2206. We’ll be back open on Monday, March 16 at 8 a.m. As always, if none of the times that your advisor has fit your schedule, then you’re welcome to get advised by another advisor. Just email us to let us know, and we’ll work with you.

Stay safe, Comm Lions.

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