Bison Advise – for Faculty and Staff

About Bison Advise

NDSU’s growth and change during the past decade require innovative solutions for continued student success. NDSU’s partnership with Bison Advise (formerly Navigate) will support and enhance existing efforts to improve retention, graduation rates and student achievement.

Bison Advise will assist with identifying students in need of intervention and creating targeted campaigns to connect these students with resources that will keep them moving towards graduation. Students will be able to use the platform to schedule appointments with their advisors or seek out other student service professionals. Advisors can use the platform to document and share information from interactions with students to promote seamless service.

Access to Bison Advise:

Faculty and staff who advise undergraduate students and need access to Bison Advise should contact the Career and Advising Center at or 701-231-7111. Contact the CAC for more information or assistance getting started!

Click here for pdf instructions to set your appointment availability

Types of advising appointment availability:

“Advising for My Major” – Advisors should choose this option when setting up availability when wanting to get connected with their assigned advisees.

“Explore a New Major/Minor” – Advisors should choose this option when they are open to meeting with students looking to learn more about the major or minors available.

“Change My Major” – Advisors should choose this option for students to schedule an appointment to discuss changing their major. Typically, students will schedule with the major they are planning to change into, so it is helpful to discuss the progress the student has made in the new major, departmental requirements, upcoming deadlines, career opportunities and alignment with the interest in the major, etc. If the student decides they would like to change their major, the advisor can then complete the major change form with the student.

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