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Academic Advising

University Student Success provides academic advising to students who have earned less than 44 credit hours at APSU.

What is Academic Advising?

Academic advising is a collaborative educational process between a student and their assigned professional academic advisor. Students and their advisors’ partner to register for appropriate academic courses, ensure academic success, and outline steps for achievement of the students’ personal, academic, and career goals.

Advisor Responsibilities – What You Can Expect

You can expect your advisor to:


Advisee Responsibilities – What You Are Expected To Do

As an advisee, here are your responsibilities for the advising partnership to be successful:

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Appreciative Advising

Professional academic advisors in the University Student Success are participating in ongoing training and development in the Appreciative Advising Framework. Appreciative Advising harnesses the power of the organizational development theory of Appreciative Inquiry and the positive psychology literature to provide a framework for increasing adviser and student success. 

Learn more about the Appreciative Advising Framework