Orientation Advising Materials

Welcome to the Online Handbook for Academic Advising for New Student Orientation

Definition of Advising 

2020 Transfer Orientation Dates:

June 5 

June 10

June 17

July 1

July 8

2020 New from High School Orientation Dates:

June 8-9

June 11-12

June 15-16

June 18-19

June 22-23

June 25-26

June 29-39

July 6-7

July 9-10          


I. Schedules 

A. New Freshman Orientation    B. Transfer Orientation    

II. Scheduling for Student Success

A. This section provides general guidelines for setting up a balanced student schedule.    

III. New Student Courses 

A. This section provides descriptions of course types (ie. First Year Only and UNI Plus) 

IV. Liberal Arts Core and Degree Components

A. Degree and Classifications    B. LAC Outline    C. Survey of LAC textbooks    D. Dimensions of Well Being Descriptions E. LAC Handout for Students

V. Course Placement Guidelines

A. ALEKs Scores and Placement / FAQs   B. Math for Business    C. Math for Science    D. Spanish Major /  Foreign Language Requirement and Course Offerings   E. International Baccalaureate    F. CLEP Placement Chart    G. Credit for AP Exams

VI. Pre-Professional Guides

VII. Advising for Specific Populations

A. The Basics on Transfers / Faculty Advising for Transfers    B. Honors    C. Athletic Advisors and Practice Times     D. Jump Start Program / Jump Start Course Guide    E. Music for non-majors   F. Theatre for non-majors    G. Strategies for Academic Success

VIII. Other Resources

A. Undergraduate Majors    B. The Learning Center    C. UNI Teacher Education    D. Orientation Student Staff     E.  ACT / SAT Concordance  F. Electives    G. Reading the Advisement Report    H. Orientation Management    I. Registration Information / Academic Advisement Report / Transfer Evaluation / Notes on Registration Form    J. Sample Open Class List