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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I find out who my advisor is?
  2. Do I have to see an advisor to register for classes?
  3. What does an advisor do?
  4. How do I contact my advisor?
  5. When can I see my advisor?
  6. What do I do if my advisor is not available?
  7. Do I have the same advisor every year?
  8. Can I change my advisor?
  9. How do I find out about transferring courses from other schools?
  10. How do I change or declare my major?
  11. How do I add or drop a class?

1. How do I find out who my advisor is?

All students are assigned an advisor based on their major. You can locate your advisor's information in your Ozone account.

2. Do I have to see an advisor to register for classes?

New  students, pre-health students, and health students are strongly encouraged to see an advisor prior to registering for classes. All current  students are encouraged to see an advisor prior to registration, however, if you are in good academic standing it is not mandatory. Please verify your advisor's name in Ozone before calling to make an appointment.

3. What does an advisor do?

Academic advisors help students select their classes each semester. The advisors help students stay on track with their general education requirements and recommend courses helpful to the anticipated major. Advisors help undecided students determine a major, and/or a minor, given the student's interests and aptitudes. Advisors also help students experiencing difficulties or challenges to connect with appropriate resources to help resolve potential obstacles to their success.

4. How do I contact my advisor?

Academic advisors are available by phone, through email, and in person by appointment. To schedule an appointment call your advisor.

5. When can I see my advisor?

View hours for academic advising.

Please note that advisors' hours may vary. Call for an appointment.

6. What do I do if my advisor is not available?

When your advisor is not available and you need immediate assistance, let the Student Development staff know, and they will get you the help you need. One of the other advisors may be able to help you resolve your issue in person. Alternately, you may be able to resolve your issue through email contact.

7. Do I have the same advisor every year?

You will have the same advisor every year unless you change majors.

8. Can I change my advisor?

Entering students are assigned an  academic advisor by the student's major. If you feel the need to change advisors, you are encouraged to discuss this situation with your advisor to work out an appropriate solution. Advisor assignments are made to keep each advisor's workload balanced.

9. How do I find out about transferring courses from other schools?

Review the Transfer Agreements web page. There you will find the transfer information for all the courses at different campuses that have been evaluated. If you cannot find the course on these pages, that means it has not previously been evaluated. You will have to talk with the advisor in the appropriate department to get it evaluated. For example, if it is a math course you want to transfer, you will need to talk to the advisor from your intended transfer school to verify the transferability of the Owens course. You can also visit transferology (formerly u.select), which is a web-based tool that allows you to plan your academic future by viewing courses, transfer course applicability and program requirements.

10. How do I change or declare my major?

You are able to change your major using the "Change Major" link in your Ozone account. Please be sure to run a "What if" degree evaluation in Ozone and review what courses will be applicable to your new major.

11. How do I add or drop a class?

Once a student has registered for courses, he or she may make changes to his or her schedule by the published deadline. Once classes have started, registration, add and drop transactions are not available on Ozone. Students may choose from any of the following add/drop methods: mail-in, fax or in person at OServe during the add/drop periods. Additional information can be found here.


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