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Advising for Students

Advising Services

Academic advising at Frostburg State University is designed to assist you in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with your life goals. You are ultimately responsible for making decisions about your educational plans/life goals, as well as knowing and meeting the graduation requirements based on the catalog you are following. Additionally, faculty/staff academic advisors provide powerful and critical assistance by helping you identify alternatives and assessing the consequences of decisions.

After seeking help from your own advisor, you are welcome to stop by the Center for Academic Advising and Retention in Pullen 140 or email us at caar@frostburg.edu with any unanswered advising questions.

Academic advising is viewed as a developmental process guided by the following:

Students' role in the advising process:

  • Be proactive: seek help and advice early in the semester.
  • Understand the role of academic and faculty advisor.
  • Know how to contact your advisor(s).
  • Become familiar with requirements for your major, minor, general education, and graduation.
  • Update your student record when necessary (e.g. change of address, phone number).
  • Know your current grade point average, enrolled credits, and earned credit hours.
  • Follow dates and deadlines on the academic calendar.
  • Frequently check your frostburg.edu email for official communication from FSU.
  • Know that advisors are helpful and available during class registration and non-registration periods.
  • Schedule and arrive on time for appointments with your advisor.
  • Check PAWS, prepare questions, and create a course schedule before meeting with your advisor.
  • Make notes and keep all paperwork and forms from advising sessions.
  • Be familiar with and utilize the Undergraduate Catalog, a comprehensive online source of academic policies, procedures, course descriptions, and requirements.


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