Student Academic Resources

Are you an incoming First-Year student? Access our FirstReg resources.

Transfer Students: Access the Transfer Student hub.



Advising Resources

The College of Arts and Sciences is here to help you reach your education and career goals! Learn how to connect with an advisor by reviewing the advising area that suits your situation.

USD's academic advising program helps foster a supportive, interactive environment that regards all students as individuals.

Faculty-led advising, with additional support from the Dean's office at the College of Arts and Sciences, assists students by providing information about potential majors and minors, academic policies, course selection, class registration procedures and graduation requirements. Advisors also facilitate decision making about educational goals and career needs.

In academic advising, each student works individually with an advisor both on long term academic planning and procedures for completing their degrees. Complemented by USD's Department of Career Services, students majoring in the College have dedicated academic and career support to ensure they are prepared for success after graduation.

In addition to helping students make decisions about educational and career goals, advisors assist by providing information about:

  • Academic policies
  • Course selection
  • Class reservation and registration procedures
  • Graduation requirements
  • Career services

First-year students receive advisement from their LLC faculty advisor; i.e., the faculty teaching their fall LLC class. This is their assigned advisor until a major is declared, at which time students are assigned to a major advisor in the department for which they have declared their major.