Adviser and Selection of a Major
Incoming freshmen (0-23 hours of college credit) will be
contacted by a Freshman Advisor in the Academic Success Center,
Project Success advisor, or a faculty advisor to discuss their
initial advising needs.
New students are tested for proficiency in reading, writing, and
mathematics. After a review of test scores and other
background data (ACT, SAT, or Compass scores and high school
records), they may be advised or required to register in
prerequisite or developmental courses. (See Developmental
& Skill-Building Courses.)
The Academic Affairs office assigns a faculty or staff
member as an academic advisor to those students who have earned 24
or more hours of college credit. When students select a
major, they ordinarily are assigned to an advisor in that field.
Academic advisors assist students in developing and achieving their
academic goals and career goals and in developing a course of study
consistent with their goals and values. While every student
is responsible for planning and managing his or her own academic
program, the academic advisor guides the student in making
important decisions about his or her academic plans. Students
are required to consult with their academic advisors before
registering for courses each semester, and students and advisors
regularly discuss academic opportunities and problems.
Students registering electronically obtain their PIN (personal
identification number) from their advisor after appropriate
consultation. Students registering in traditional paper mode
must have their advisors sign their Registration form.
To graduate from Lindsey Wilson College, students must meet all
general education and major requirements specified in the catalog
in effect when they entered the College or all requirements
specified by a catalog published in a subsequent year.
Students who obtain a leave of absence for up to two semesters may
complete their major requirements with the catalog in place when
they declared their major. Students who do not receive a
leave of absence and do not attend Lindsey Wilson College full-time
for more than two semesters must meet the general education and
major requirements in place at the time they
Declaration of Major
All students seeking to obtain an associate's or bachelor's
degree must file a Declaration of Major form in an approved degree
program. Students seeking an associate's degree should
declare their major the semester in which they enter Lindsey Wilson
College. Students seeking a bachelor's degree are required to
declare their major no later than the first semester of their
junior year. A Declaration of Major form can be obtained in
the Registrar's office and online at /offices-and-services/registrar/student-forms.aspx.
Students must do the following:
- Meet with a faculty member in the major program and make an
application to be accepted into the program. Some programs
(e.g., Education and Nursing) have specific requirements with which
the student must comply. A student cannot declare the major
until he or she has been accepted into the program.
- Upon acceptance into the program, the student may need to
change his or her academic advisor to a faculty member in the
chosen program. If so, the student should meet with his or
her current advisor to complete the Change of Advisor form.
- Upon acceptance into the program, submit the completed
Declaration of Major form to the Registrar's office.
- Upon acceptance into the program, request a degree audit (a
record of all course work taken and how it is counted against
degree requirements) from the Registrar's office. Copies will
then be given to both the student and his or her advisor.
Change of Major or Academic
Students who wish to change their major or academic advisor must
meet with their current advisor and complete a Change of
Major/Advisor form. The form is available from all academic
advisors. Completed forms that include advisor changes are
submitted to the Academic Affairs office. Once the change(s)
have been made, the applicable advisor and the student
are informed and the form is then forwarded to the Registrar's
office for the major change. Completed forms for major
changes only are submitted directly to the Registrar's office.