Advisers to Help You Dominate Inside and Outside the Classroom

Between going to classes, finishing assignments, and participating in cocurricular activities, you may find it difficult to make the time to plan ahead. Count on your Edge Adviser to guide you throughout your four years of undergraduate life. You’ll be paired with an adviser with significant experience in your industry to get the help you need.

Your Edge Adviser Will Help Keep Your Eye on the Prize

Mentorship is a key ingredient in your recipe for success. Your Edge Adviser is dedicated to helping you touch the skies and outlast the competition. No run-of-the-mill advice here—you’ll get individualized attention and a personalized plan to reach your academic and professional goals.

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What Can My Adviser Help Me With?

Your adviser will help guide you through every aspect of your academic and professional path. Ask for advice on the following:

  • figuring out the best major for your dream job
  • choosing the right courses for your degree
  • maximizing your degree through double minors and double majors
  • earning Experiential Education and Learning (ExEL) credits
  • interviewing for internships and jobs
  • networking in your future industry
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Meeting with Your Edge Adviser

The first order of business with your Edge Adviser will be to devise your four-year academic plan and map out future goals.

Before Seeing Your Adviser

  • Submit official transcripts and test scores to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to get transfer credits.
  • Set up an appointment with your adviser. Note: It is a good idea to meet with your adviser every semester. Schedule your appointment early in the semester.
  • Review Degree Works
  • Prepare a list of questions and concerns you have about your curriculum to bring to your advising session. Visit the course wizard (to learn about your classes.
  • Review the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog 

At Your Advising Session

  • Think critically and deeply about what you want to achieve at NSU.
  • Work with your Edge Adviser to create an academic plan that outlines classes for the next few semesters.
  • Ask plenty of questions that you prepared ahead of time.
  • Jot down notes from your session, and create an action plan.
  • Establish your target graduation date.

Advising Tips and Resources

  • Register early so you can get the courses you need.
  • Bring a tentative schedule to your course planning advisement meetings.
  • Complete your courses in writing and math first so you can use these skills in other courses and avoid graduation delays.
  • Discuss your career goals and plans with your adviser.
  • Consult at least one of your favorite professors about your career goals and plans.
  • Use a GPA calculator to monitor your success.
  • Reference the Undergraduate Student Catalog to learn the prerequisites for upper-level courses you expect to take eventually, especially practicum courses.
  • Gain practical, hands-on experience in your discipline by participating in related honor societies.
  • Take advantage of opportunities that can add to your academic experience. For example: Publish your work in the HASS Student Journal. Share your research at the Undergraduate Student Symposium. Participate in a Travel Study Program.
  • Attend events outside of class, such as the annual Faculty Lecture Series, the Distinguished Speakers Series, and performing visual art productions and exhibitions by your peers.

Recent Student Outcome Survey Highlights

70%

Used Career Development Resources

92%

Participated in Experiential Learning

82%

Secured Postgraduate Plans Within 6 Months of Graduation

$50K

Average Starting Salary of NSU Graduates

Contact Information

Ready to dive in? We’re here to help!

Center for Academic and Professional Success

If you have any questions about the program, please email caps@nova.edu or call (954) 262-7990.

Hours

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST

Appointments

Current Students: Log in to Navigate.

Alumni: Call (954) 262-7990.

Drop-In Advising

Drop-in advising is available via phone or Zoom for students who have quick questions or something very time sensitive that they need to discuss with an adviser. Drop-in meetings are usually limited to 15 minutes in length, and no appointment is needed for a drop-in meeting.

Drop-In Advising Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EST
Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EST

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