The numerous academic options offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, combined with the flexibility to design a personalized program, require careful guidance of students from the first year though preparation for graduation. The Center for Academic Advising maintains student records and its professional staff coordinates advising activities within the college.
A professional advising staff oversee faculty advisors and in some cases work directly with the students. All students have a faculty adviser within the department of their field of study. Faculty advisors meet with students and assist students in selecting courses and help students plan for graduation and in some cases graduate studies.
Academic advising has a high priority in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students are expected to see their advisors each term before enrolling. Beyond the formal advising structures, however, all students are encouraged to make full use of the academic resources of the university and to seek advice from members of the faculty on specific academic issues in the areas of particular interest to them.
Students ultimately are responsible for proper enrollment, attainment of acceptable academic standards and fulfillment of graduation requirements. At the first sign of academic difficulty, responsible students should ask instructors for help and should seek the assistance from Center for Academic Advising.
Students should go to the Center for Academic Advising to declare majors, minors and certificates, add and drop classes and declare pass/fail options.
Graduate student advising is coordinated by the faculty in a student’s program of study. Faculty work closely with Graduate Program Advisors in the Graduate School to assist students each semester through the enrollment process as they work toward completion of their graduate degree.
Credit earned at other institutions is evaluated after admission by the academic advisors in the college of enrollment. Transfer applicants will be notified in writing of their advanced standing and the number of hours remaining to complete a degree or certificate program at the University of Tulsa. Once students have completed 62 hours, no additional work from a junior or community college can be applied toward graduation requirements. The last 45 hours of course work must be completed in residence at The University of Tulsa.
Transfer work taken while a student at the University of Tulsa must be approved by the adviser in the student’s collegiate advising office prior to enrollment at the other university. Courses repeated at another institution do not count for University of Tulsa credit without prior approval from the Dean.
For questions about transfer credit, please review the Transfer Credit Policies and visit with your professional academic advisor in the Center for Academic Advising.