All students are assigned advisors in their areas of study by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. If a student elects to change his/her major, the division chair for the new major will assign an advisor in the new area of study.

Each student should meet regularly with the assigned advisor to assess individual progress. Students are required to meet once each term with advisors to register for classes. Advisors must approve graduation applications.

Academic advisors serve as students’ first professional contacts in the careers for which they are preparing. IWU’s faculty members are well educated and knowledgeable about the issues and opportunities available in their fields of expertise. Students should make use of opportunities to grow in their chosen fields through their meetings with their advisors.