Advisor Resources

The Busch School Advising Handbook details policy and processes for almost all student questions!  (Tip: search the document using CTRL + F). 

  • Your Advisor "To-Do" List

    • Sept. 4: Review advisees and respond, if you’d like, to advisor introduction email.
    • Sept. 11: Setup availability in Cardinal Success (here) and sync Google Calendar (here).  You can list your Zoom Personal Meeting ID (PMI) directly in your availability for convenient virtual meetings.
    • Sept. 14 - 25:  Meet 1-on-1 with Elizabeth Meng or Kevin Rensch to review advising resources, including Academic Advisement Reports.
    • Oct. 5: Send appointment campaign to advisees (here). 
  • Registration Timeline

    Registration opens and continues on a rolling basis according to students' Enrollment Appointment.  Registration opens at 7:00 AM on the dates below: 

    • Tuesday, Oct. 27: Priority & Honors Program registration opens
    • Thursday, Oct. 29: Seniors register 
    • Tuesday, Nov. 3: Juniors register 
    • Tuesday, Nov. 10: Sophomores register 
    • Tuesday, Nov. 17: Freshmen register 

     Students must have earned enough credits to qualify for class status:

    • Seniors must have earned 90+ credits
    • Juniors must have earned 55 - 89.99 credits
    • Sophomores must have earned 24 - 54.99 credits
    • Freshmen must have earned 0 - 23.5 credits
  • Meeting Checklist

    Before:
    • Remind the student to come prepared.  The Course Planning & Registration page has all the information students need to build their course schedule.
    • Review student’s profile in Cardinal Success for key info like: GPA, minors, previous notes. 

    During: 

    • Record notes in Appointment Report in Cardinal Success.
    • Review student’s schedule
      • Students should come prepared with a weekly schedule via Coursicle
      • The best classes for the semester can be planned by comparing the academic path vs a student’s degree progress report.
        • Academic Paths are based on when the student entered the University
        • Advisement Reports are listed in Cardinal Station, see here.  (Seniors only use the tracking sheet and follow
    • Review “Are you Ready to Register?” checklist
    After: 
    • 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

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  • Degree Progress

    Students should verify that enrolled courses fulfill degree requirements.

    Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors: 
    Students who enter the University beginning in Fall 2018 or after utilize the Advisement Report in Cardinal Station.  Seniors:
    Students who entered the University before Fall 2018 utilize the Tracking Sheet system.   
  • Cardinal Success and Set Up Instructions

    Go to Cardinal SuccessGoogle Chrome is the recommended browser.  Errors on other browsers can be reduced by disabling cookies and/or clearing your cache.

  • 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. 

    Tutoring
    The Center for Academic Success
    Mullen Library, Second Floor
    cua-tutoring@cua.edu
    (202) 319 - 5655
    http://success.cua.edu/

    Math Center
    The Center for Academic Success
    Mullen Library, Second Floor
    cua-tutoring@cua.edu
    (202) 319 - 5655
    success.catholic.edu/academic-support/math-center

    Writing Center
    Kevin Rulo, Director
    219 Mullen Library
    cua-writingcenter@cua.edu
    202-319-4286
    english.catholic.edu/writing-center

    Academic Coaching
    The Center for Academic Success
    102 McMahon 
    202-319-6262
    success.catholic.edu/academic-support/academic-coaching-assessment/

    Center for Career and Academic Success
    This University office advises all first-year students.  
    102 McMahon
    cua-advising@cua.edu
    202-319-6262
    https://success.catholic.edu/

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

    Enrollment Services
    W200 Fr. O'Connell Hall
    cua-enrollmentservices@cua.edu
    Phone: 202-319-5300
    Fax: 202-319-5831
    http://enrollmentservices.cua.edu/

  • 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
    cua-deanofstudents@cua.edu
    202-319-5619
    http://deanofstudents.cua.edu 

    Counseling Center
    O’Boyle Hall
    counseling@cua.edu
    202-319-5765
    http://counseling.cua.edu/

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

Instructor Resources

For assistance, contact Rebecca Malachowski (busch-classes@cua.edu). 

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