Academic Advising

Advising services are provided by the Academics staff to help students in our English programs as well as Degree students. Advisers work with students with everything including class schedules, academic challenges and conflict resolution. We strongly recommend making an appointment if you can; however, we are here to serve you and will do our best to meet your needs at any time during regular business hours. Students who need advising appointments outside of normal business hours must schedule an appointment.(During peak registration times the office becomes very busy, and sometimes students have to wait to be seen during these times.)

Frequently Asked Questions about Advising (FAQs):


Q. What are the benefits of Academic Advising?
A. You can

  • Get assistance in selecting courses to meet your career goals
  • Get assistance in goal setting and exploration
  • Make sure you are on track to graduate
  • Receive help with developing strategies to improve academic performance
  • Get questions answered about policies and procedures
  • Get advice about campus resources


Q. Why should I see an Academic Advisor?
A. We want to help you achieve success, whether you’re a new student, a returning student, or are currently enrolled. Your advisor is a professional who has expertise in locating information, interpreting university policies and requirements, navigating the institutional maze, and assisting students in exploring options. During your meeting, you can expect to receive courteous service and accurate information.
Q. When should I see an Academic Advisor?

  • New degree students:It is recommended that you see an academic advisor as soon as you have completed the enrollment process.
  • Continuing degree students: You must see your academic advisor prior to registering for courses to ensure accurate completion of your degree.
  • Graduating students: Congratulations! As you approach graduation you will want to meet with your academic advisor to submit your graduation forms. The forms are due by the posted deadline in the Academic Calendar.


Q. How often should I see an Academic Advisor?
A. You should see an academic advisor whenever you have a question about your academic goals and choices at CHU. There may be times when you are feeling confused or overwhelmed or generally unclear about what you are supposed to be doing. We are happy to help!
Q. What is expected of me at an advising appointment?
A. During the appointment:

  • Share your goals and educational priorities
  • Provide your advisor with accurate information about your interests and abilities
  • Ask questions if you don’t understand something or need clarification

A. After the appointment:

  • Follow up on recommendations
  • Organize and retain all records and documents

Helpful Resources/Tools for Students

Activate Your CHU Email Account

As an active student at the CHU, you will need to activate your CHU email account. The University will use this account to share a great deal of important information with you, including your advising registration confirmation, your electronic bill for tuition, and correspondence from CHU instructors. You should check your CHU email account on a regular basis.

Activate Your SIS Account

Each student has his or her own account in the Student Information Systems. This portal allows you to find personalized University information relating to classes, grades, degree audits, tuition, and many other useful resources. You can also get information about current events and campus news.

Important mailings from the University are sent according to information in the Student Information Systems. It is imperative that you keep your information updated in the system.

Check and calculate your GPA

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Self-Assessment Form for Students Experiencing Academic Difficulty

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