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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How can I find the latest information regarding my major
requirements and course descriptions for my degree program?
Advisors suggest that you retain a copy of the College
Catalog from the academic year that you matriculate in your program.
The major requirements listed in that catalog will be the requirements
that you must meet for graduation. Current major requirements
and course descriptions for all business division programs can
Am I matriculated?
You are a matriculated student if you have been formally accepted for admission
to the college, have registered in a major or designated program, and are pursuing
courses toward a degree or certificate. You will lose matriculated status
if you do not enroll for more than two terms.
College Catalog Policy
on Matriculation/Course Load Status
Do I have to complete my degree within a certain amount
Requirements for degree completion are based on those stated in the catalog
for the year you matriculate in a specific program. You will have
a maximum of five (5) years from the date of matriculation to complete a degree
based on those requirements. After the five (5) year limitation, requirements
for all programs convert to those cited in the most current catalog. You
may opt for the current catalog requirements at any time.
What is my Advisor
Verification Number (AVN)?
An AVN is an individually assigned clearance number given to you
to allow you to schedule courses for an upcoming semester
Valley WIReD. You can obtain your AVN
after speaking with your advisor about the courses that
you intend to take.
Why do I need to speak with an advisor in order to receive an
AVN number for scheduling?
Many students are very diligent in tracking their progress toward
their degree and feel very confident that they are ready to schedule
their next semester's courses without the assistance of an
advisor. Even with very diligent students, an advisor can assist
students in clarifying their educational and career goals to insure
future success. Also, there often are important, timely program or procedural details that an advisor can relay to you.
Am I assigned an advisor or can I choose one?
While each advisor has sufficient training and knowledge to advise
for any business degree program, they also have particular
areas of expertise. Our office staff is trained to listen to
the questions you may have and put you in contact with the advisor
who can best help you. If you prefer a specific advisor for all
of your advisement visits and appointments, we will be glad to
accommodate you whenever possible.
Why can't my advisor schedule my courses?
While an advisor can give you many different suggestions about
how to complete your degree program, only you can decide the
course(s) you wish to take in a specific semester. You
need to consider the times you are available for class, instructors
you wish to have, as well as financial aid eligibility before
you actually enroll in the courses you discuss with your advisor.
By managing your own schedules, you can ensure that you are
putting yourself in the best position possible for your own
Why do I have to go to my advisor to change my classes
during the first week of classes (Add/Drop Period)?
Once classes begin, any change in credit load or course work could
affect your tuition bill, financial aid eligibility,
and tuition reimbursement. By asking you to work directly
with your advisor, the college can better assist you in these areas.
Where do I go for more information on:
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Tuition Payment Information
Attorney On Campus
Center for Access and Assistive Technology
Center for Career and Employment
Educational Opportunity Program
Learning Assistance Center
McDonough Sports Complex Recreation Schedule
Workforce Development Institute