Perdue Student Services - Advising
Perdue Hall

Current Students

Advising Basics

The Student Services Office provides information to students who have additional questions after meeting with their Faculty Advisor.  Information from this office does not take place of meetings with the student’s Faculty Advisor.  The office provides further information, resources, major and minor information, Professional Program admission criteria, as well as pertinent forms and documentation needed for graduation.

Student Services Office:

Perdue Hall room 132 (map)

Expectations of the Student Services Office:

  • Meet with students who need further assistance after speaking with their faculty advisor (referral card will be given to student by advisor).

  • Complete the change of major/minor paperwork with students and review requirements.

  • Assign Faculty Advisors to incoming students.

  • Hold academic workshops for students throughout the semester.

  • Meet with students who wish to study at another institution.

  • Post substitutions and record all waivers for students.

  • Admit students to the Professional Program and send correspondence about admission.

  • Advise all business minors throughout their career at Salisbury.

  • Communicate curriculum, graduation requirements, and university policies and procedures to faculty and students.

Expectations of Faculty Advisors:

Expectations of Students:

  • Assist students in exploring areas of study. Help students choose the appropriate majors, minors, and tracks.

  • Have a minimum of five office hours each week. These hours will be posted on your Faculty Advisor’s door or website.

  • Communicate degree requirements, curriculum, graduation requirements, and policies/procedures to students.

  • Listen to students and confidentially advise them. Faculty Advisors will not speak with your parents about your academics.

  • Refer students to other offices when appropriate.

  • Provide accurate information to students.

  • Accept responsibility for your academic progression and decisions.

  • Review your academic requirements report each semester and track your progression.

  • Meet with your Faculty Advisor at least once a semester.

  • Come prepared to all advising meetings with questions and advising materials.

  • Review SU and PSB policies and procedures in your catalog and direct any questions to your faculty advisor.

  • Seek out help when needed, do not wait until the last minute.

  • Check your email account on a daily basis.

Yearly Goals:

Freshman Year

  • Attend PSB Open House.

  • Explore academic and career interests with your Faculty Advisor and/or Career Services.

  • Review your general education requirements in your catalog and on your degree progress report.

  • Read your academic requirements report and see your Faculty Advisor with any questions you may have.

  • Sign-up and attend a Program Planning meeting to have your schedule reviewed and approved for the next semester.  (Program Planning dates:  Please refer to Student Services or Academic Calendar.)

Sophomore Year

  • Assess your academic strengths and interests as well as your career goals. Choose an area of academic study that will meet these goals.

  • Review the major and minor checklists and ask your advisor or department representative for more information about the major/and or minor you are considering.

  • Understand the criteria needed for admission into the Perdue School and have the criteria completed by the end of this year to apply.

  • Sign-up and attend a Program Planning meeting to have your schedule reviewed and approved for the next semester.  (Program Planning dates:  Please refer to Student Services or Academic Calendar.)

Junior Year

  • Admitted PSB students must attend THE Meeting. (THE Meeting date: Please refer to Student Services.)

  • Sign up for MGMT 320 and BUAD 300.

  • Create and build your resume.

  • Research career options with Career Services.

  • Attend the Job Fair and ABLE workshop.

  • Find and secure an internship.

  • Meet with your Faculty Advisor during Program Planning to review your next semester’s schedule.  (Program Planning dates:  Please refer to Student Services or Academic Calendar.)

  • Identify skills needed for employment/ internship and attend training for them.

Senior Year

  • Attend the Job Fair.

  • Complete your Graduation Application by November 15 and order your cap and gown.

  • Update your resume with your internship information.

  • Research employment and/or graduate school and start applying.

  • Complete a Graduation Audit with your Faculty Advisor.

  • Meet with your Faculty Advisor during Program Planning to review your last semester’s schedule.  (Program Planning dates:  Please refer to Student Services or Academic Calendar.)

  • Make sure your requirements are up to date and all transfer coursework is posted.

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