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Academic Advising


  • Know your catalog.
    • Your catalog is your directive to complete your degree. The policies and programs of the University are found in the catalog.
  • Know your advisor.
    • Make an appointment to meet your advisor as soon as you arrive on campus. This faculty member can assist you with your program decisions or direct you to the person who can better help you.
  • Pay attention to deadlines.
    • Dates for adding classes, dropping classes, and withdrawing from the University can be found in the Registrar’s office and in the Schedule of Courses. You are responsible to know these dates.
    • You will have to fill out an academic exception to change your schedule (adding or dropping classes) after the published dates. There are very few legitimate reasons for missing these deadlines.

      Keep copies of all add and drop forms. This is your evidence that you did what you were supposed to do in a timely manner.

  • Use MyCU.
    • Online access of your academic information at Concord can be found at ELLIE in MyCU. Learn to use ELLIE to check your transcript, GPA, courses currently taking, housing information and financial aid information.  The information found here is what Concord has on record for you. If it is incorrect, you should contact the necessary office and ask questions. Mid-term and final grades are posted on ELLIE; they are NOT mailed to home addresses.
    • Often, just a good diet and regular (and enough) sleep are your best choices.
    • If you have academic difficulty, contact your adviser, the Academic Success Center, or Student Support Services. There are people who can help you with time management and tutoring. No question is unnecessary.
To complete a 120 credit hour degree program, you should successfully complete at least 15 hours per semester. Plan your academic career so that you can graduate in a timely manner.
Plan ahead. At the end of your sophomore year you should sit down and plan your tentative academic schedule for the remainder of your enrollment. It does not have to be exact and can change, but at least with a plan you can make informed decisions when you change your mind.


Last updated on Jul 2, 2013. Originally created on Jul 27, 2012. Report incorrect information.