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Advising for Faculty and Staff

Academic Advising at FSU

Academic advising at FSU is more than helping students select courses. Advisors have the opportunity to develop a professional relationship with advisees to help them make informed decisions about their education and future. By providing students with accurate information in completing a degree program that meets their life goals, you play an active role in one of our students most impactful experiences at FSU.

Advisors are welcome to stop by the Center for Academic Advising and Retention in Pullen 140, call ext. 3404, or email caar@frostburg.edu with any advising questions.

Advisors' role in the advising process:

  • Be available and accessible to students (i.e. by e-mail, during pre-established times, and/or by appointment)
  • Provide accurate information about departmental and institutional policies, procedures, resources, and the General Education Program
  • Assist students in their consideration of life goals by relating interests, skills, abilities, and values to careers, the world of work, and the nature and purpose of higher education
  • Assist students in self-understanding and self-acceptance (value clarification, understanding abilities, interests, and limitations)
  • Assist students in developing decision-making skills
  • Make referrals to other institutional or community support services
  • Exhibit a personal and caring attitude towards advisees

Important Dates (academic calendar)


140 Pullen Hall
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.