The academic advising program at NDSU is designed to facilitate the student’s intellectual and personal growth, to assist students in using university resources, and to guide students in making informed choices regarding academic and career plans. Following admission to NDSU, each student is assigned an advisor from the college or department in which the student is majoring. If a major has not been declared, an assignment is made with an advisor in the Career and Advising Center. Advisors assist students in selecting courses to ensure a balanced education and they help interpret university and college policies and requirements. However, students are responsible for their academic decisions including the selection of courses, meeting course requisites (co-requisites/prerequisites), and adhering to policies, procedures, and deadlines. Students are encouraged to see their advisor prior to registration. Students with advisor holds are required to meet with their advisers before the hold is lifted. Advisor assignments and holds can be viewed on Campus Connection.

Degree Map is an interactive planning tool for students and advisors to plan a path to graduation. Degree Map works alongside the Academic Requirements Report within Campus Connection, so students can plan their class schedules, remaining requirements, and set academic and career goals to discuss with their academic advisor.

Advisors also assist students with campus resources, referrals, career planning, and campus policies and procedures. NDSU delivers services to support student academics and meet special needs.