For students accepted to a degree or certificate program, the PIN is assigned by a computer program, and the Advisement Center staff sends the student a letter notifying them of their PIN. This allows them initial access to their SIRS account, and they must then change the PIN to a number that they can remember and establish PIN hint security question. Students may also reset their PIN at the Registrar’s window or at the Help Desk if they have photo ID.
The majority of our students are assigned to faculty advisors based upon their academic program. You can find out who your advisor is by checking your DegreeWorks audit in your SIRS account. If there is no advisor listed in your SIRS account or the advisor listed is incorrect, contact your academic department.
You can drop a course until the last day to withdraw on the Academic Calendar. However you should check with the Financial Aid office about whether withdrawal from a course will affect your full-time status for financial aid eligibility. You may add a course to your schedule during the first week of the semester without any special permission. After the first week, you need the instructor's signature on a late enrollment form. After the second week, you need the signature of both the instructor and signature of the Academic Department Associate Dean who oversees that course.
One misconception is that we have the only advisors on campus. Students frequently stop in looking for a faculty advisor, and we direct them to the advisor’s location or contact information.
Because so many students see an advisor in the advisement center, people think that we don’t encourage students to see their assigned (faculty) advisor. We do, all the time! But if you don't know where to go with a question about your class schedule or academic progress, the Advisement Center is a good place to start.