Meet with your Academic Advisor Every Semester
Your academic advisor is a critical resource who is dedicated to your academic, personal, and professional success. Every CAS student is assigned an academic advisor based on their primary major. Since most CAS students have more than one major, it is important to get to know the advisor for each major and minor. Academic advisors work closely with the faculty to provide you with the best overall support and discipline-specific expertise.
Your academic advisor is listed in MyRed, and their office may be located in or near the department of your major or in the Academic and Career Advising Center. Advisors have regularly scheduled 45-minute appointment slots.
You are encouraged to schedule a meeting with your assigned advisor via Student Success Hub at least once a semester and whenever you have a question.
All incoming new students to the university are required to meet with assigned academic advisors one time each semester during their first year before enrolling for future terms. An advising hold will be placed on students' records at the beginning of each term and lifted once they have met.
You can expect your advisor to
Get to know you and support your overall success and well-being. Your advisor will ask you questions about what’s going well and what is challenging you academically, personally, and professionally.
Be knowledgeable about your degree requirements and academic programs across the college, as well as a range of campus resources, policies, procedures, and deadlines.
Help you develop a degree plan, then work with you every semester to update and refine it to best meet your developing interests and goals.
- Challenge you to gain real world experience through internships, research, education abroad, service, and leadership. Connect you with the resources and people who can help you plan for life after graduation.
Your advisor will expect you to
- Visit every semester to build a relationship with your advisor. Share what you are doing both in and out of the classroom, and be honest and open about how things are going.
- Access the tools in MyRED, along with your Degree Audit, the Academic Calendar, and the Undergraduate Catalog regularly. Come prepared to ask questions and take next steps. Follow up on referrals to relevant resources that will help you be successful.
- Build a degree plan thoughtfully, then review and revise it with your advisor. Be intentional about using elective space and consider adding a 2nd major or minor.
- Try new things, meet new people, and challenge yourself to seek experiential opportunities that add value to your academic work and make you competitive for employment or additional education.
Academic Excellence in CAS
- Dean’s List and Dean's Commendation List: Every semester, students are honored by our dean for achieving a superior grade point average.
- Distinction and Thesis: Be recognized at graduation for superior academic performance and completion of a thesis.
- Fellowships: Launch your search for national and international fellowship competitions that meet your educational, intellectual, and personal needs.
- Phi Beta Kappa: The Alpha Chapter of Nebraska members are elected from candidates for degrees in the liberal arts and sciences who are in the top 5 to 10 percent of their graduating class.
- CAS Inquire: This selective program offers high-performing students opportunities to talk with college thought leaders, connect with other inquisitive students, and engage important ideas.