GCSU Policy: Academic advisement at GCSU is a faculty-based system that assures each student contact with a faculty member who can guide a student's course selection and assist in career preparation. Students who have not yet decided upon a major are advised by a special corps of Undeclared advisers from the College of Arts & Sciences. The Center for Student Success provides special assistance to the Undeclared advisers and provides resource materials and academic advising assistance to all advisers on the campus. Such assistance is intended to provide all students quality advisement through the core curriculum, as well as provide career exploration opportunities for students to assist them in making sound choices about majors and career directions. Students who have not designated a major may remain with their Undeclared adviser through the completion of 30 hours of coursework. At that point students will declare a major and work with a faculty adviser from their academic department through the completion of their degree program. Students and advisers should note that while advisement can occur at any point during the term, the registration period for classes usually occurs around the mid-point of the semester and lasts for approximately one month. During that time students can go on-line and register themselves for classes, provided they have met with their academic adviser to plan coursework for the upcoming term and had the Adviser Hold lifted from their file.
A final opportunity for schedule adjustment occurs during the first five days of the new term* a period referred to as drop/add. Schedule adjustments made during this five-day period have no bearing on the number of attempted hours for the HOPE grant. Should a student elect to drop a course after the five-day period, however, these hours are considered attempted hours and will be counted toward eligibility for the HOPE grant.