Academic Advising
Holloway Hall


Advising Handbook

It is important for you as an academic advisor to have the most up-to-date information to provide to students during your advising sessions.  The Advising Handbook offers general university information on a variety of resources and procedures related to your role as an academic advisor at Salisbury University.  For School or major-specific requirements, please refer to the catalog or your Advising Services Coordinator.


Chapter 1: Introduction to Advising

Read about the structure of academic advising at Salisbury University.



Chapter 2: Advisor Responsibilities and Resources

Read about what is expected of advisors and students in the advising relationship, the importance of keeping records, the qualities that make an advisor effective, and a list of resources that advisors can use to gather more information or refer students to for additional support.


Chapter 3: GullNet Features

Read about the features in GullNet that support academic advising, including how to access student records, how to read the Academic Requirements Report, and where to find more information on transfer credits.


Chapter 4: Program Planning

Read about the current student pre-registration process at Salisbury University, which is called "Program Planning." Faculty can set up appointments that students can sign up for online through GullNet. Finally, The documents in this section can be used as documentation of advising sessions.



Chapter 5: Academic Information

Read about general academic information at Salisbury University, including majors and minors, graduate programs, information on the university's general education requirements, transfer information, and credit-by-exam (CLEP, AP, Challenge Exams).



Chapter 6: Special Advising Information

Read about scheduling requirements for student athletes and other special student support information, including recognizing when students may need help, where to refer them when they do, and who to communicate with if you have a concern about a student's behavior.


Chapter 7: Graduation

Read about the graduation process at Salisbury University, including an overview of the requirements for graduation and how students qualify for graduating with honors.  The graduation review form can be used in advising students who are within a semester or two of graduating to make sure they are on target for completion.


Chapter 8: Other Resources and Policies

Read about other academic resources and policies, including academic standing and how students go on - and get off of - probation, FERPA and how it pertains to student records, the university's statement on the use of student records, and the Academic Integrity Policy.