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Advisor Resources

  • New Advisors

    • New faculty advisors should review this slideshow to understand the context and overview of advising.
    • The Academic Services team will reach out to new advisors to arrange a training session before the advising campaigns begin.
  • FAQ for the Academic Planning Worksheet

    Please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions when meeting with students.
  • Your Advisor "To-Do" List

    • Send your campaign on October 13 asking students to schedule an appointment with you and set up the campaign for October 18-November 17.
    • Please set up your availability from October 18-November 17. Make sure you have enough available time for all of your advisees (about 15 hours).
      • Setup availability in Cardinal Success and sync Google Calendar.  You can list your Zoom Personal Meeting ID (PMI) directly in your availability for convenient virtual meetings.
      • Set up your meeting type, either in person or remote so that students can choose which type of meeting works for them. Instructions for doing so are listed here
      • If you need assistance, set up a meeting with Elizabeth Meng (either in person or via Zoom here) or Kristin Hurd (either in person or via Zoom here). 
    • October 17: Faculty advisor training refresher from 12:30-1:30pm. RSVP form will be posted soon.
    • Tutorials for Cardinal Success are linked below under "Cardinal Success and Set Up Instructions"
  • Registration Timeline

    Spring 2024

    University Honors Program/Priority Registration Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 a.m.

    90+ credits earned*
    Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 a.m.

    55-89.99 credits earned*
    Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 a.m.

    24-54.99 credits earned*
    Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 a.m.

    0-23.99 credits earned*
    Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 a.m.
    New Undergraduates Tuesday, November 28 at 7:00am
  • Meeting Checklist


    • Remind the student to come prepared.  The Course Planning & Registration page has all the information students need to build their course schedule.
    • Review students' Academic Planning Worksheet (they were sent to you by Academic Services) for key info like: GPA, minors, previous notes. 
    • Instruct students to complete their Academic Planning Worksheet before the meeting. It was sent to them by Academic Services via email.  You can require them to attend only after completing it.
      • Here is a template for a letter you can add to your appointment campaign that conveys this information to them.


    • Record notes in Appointment Report in Cardinal Success.
    • Advising Meeting Checklist
      1. Review which degree requirements are unfulfilled.
      2. Compare that to how many  credits remain to reach 120.
      3. Scan the free elective to see if any transfer credits can fulfill a liberal arts requirements.
      4. Does student need Career Discernment exemptions?
      5. Review: Foreign language placement status.
      6. Review: Math placement status.
      7. Review Specialization status.
      8. Review registration appointment date (by credits).


    • Save Appointment Report in Cardinal Success, including key info:
      • Selected courses
      • Key info on student to remember
      • Action items like: forms to submit, offices to contact
    • If necessary, refer student to campus resources
      • Submit alerts
  • Degree Progress

  • Cardinal Success and Set Up Instructions

    • Go to Cardinal Success. Google Chrome is the recommended browser.  Errors on other browsers can be reduced by disabling cookies and/or clearing your cache.
    • Complete the following basic tasks:
      • Calendar Sync
      • Set up your Availability
      • Set up your Appointment Campaign (exclude freshmen in your student list)
    • Video tutorials for many functions of Cardinal Success can be helpful:
    • "This year has gone very smoothly with advising.  Most of my advisees had prepared specific questions in advance to discuss -- also because I had emphasized that in my Appointment Notification to them.  And Cardinal Success really works very well -- it makes the whole process very efficient to manage." - Faculty Member
    • "Wanted to mention that I find Cardinal Success WONDERFUL for planning appointments- makes that part of the advising process very efficient."  - Faculty Member
  • Campus Resources - Academic Success

    Please connect students to campus resources whenever possible.  Additionally, you can send an alert via Cardinal Success regarding a concern for a student that will be routed to the appropriate office. 

    Mullen Library, Second Floor
    (202) 319 - 5655

    Math Center
    Mullen Library, Second Floor
    (202) 319 - 5655

    Writing Center
    Kevin Rulo, Director
    219 Mullen Library

    Academic Coaching
    Academic Coaching and Assessment
    102 McMahon 

    Center for Career and Academic Success
    This University office advises all first-year students.  
    120 Garvey Hall

    Disability Support Services
    Encourage students with learning disabilities to register with DSS.  Accommodations are only available after students have registered.  
    127 Pryzbyla Center 
    Phone: 202-319-5211 

    Enrollment Services
    W200 Fr. O'Connell Hall
    Phone: 202-319-5300
    Fax: 202-319-5831

  • Campus Resources - Student Well-Being

    If a student has non-academic problems of a confidential nature and discusses this with you it is a sign of trust that he or she has confided in you.  Appropriate referrals can be made to:

    Dean of Students
    353 Pryzbyla Center

    Counseling Center
    O’Boyle Hall

    Disability Support Services
    Encourage students with learning disabilities to register with DSS.  Accommodations are only available after students have registered.  

    127 Pryzbyla Center
    Phone: 202-319-5211 

Instructor Resources

AACSB Guidance