All newly admitted students who indicate an intended major are assigned to the school that houses that major, where they will be advised regarding their academic programs and receive other assistance as they begin their work at IU Southeast. Students who indicate they are undecided about a major are assigned to the Advising Center for Exploratory Students. Transfer students with 26 credit hours or more and have completed the requirements to go to their major are admitted directly into the appropriate academic unit.
By the time exploratory students have completed 30 credit hours, they are expected to select a major. Students who meet the admission standards of their intended academic program will then transfer to the academic unit of their choice and will be assigned an advisor. Each student's proposed Schedule of Courses must be approved by this adviser or the appropriate dean. Academic advisement is very important in student retention and success, and faculty can play a positive role in helping to achieve the desired outcomes.
While professional and faculty advisors, school deans, and program coordinators will help direct students through the regulations and requirements for completing a degree program, the ultimate responsibility for meeting degree requirements rests with the student.