Advising for Course Registration
Advising for Didactic
Although advisors are available year-round for consultation, you will be expected to meet with your advisor at least once per term during the didactic phase of your program. During these required registration meetings, your advisor will discuss your current term, your upcoming term, and your overall progress toward graduation. You will want to prepare for these meetings by being at your computer (if possible), having your program of study / degree audit on hand, and drafting a list of questions or concerns.
Whenever possible, you will meet with your advisor via Google Hangouts*. This method of communication is preferable primarily because it is more personal, but also because it provides an opportunity to screen share documents and resources that may be helpful to your discussion. If you are unable to meet via Hangouts, telephone is an acceptable alternative.
Registration takes place during the 7-8th weeks of the term, and your advisor will send an email 3-4 weeks in advance of that, asking you to schedule an appointment. Appointments are scheduled through Appointy** and a link to your advisor's calendar will be included in the email. If you do not schedule something right away, you will receive periodic reminders.
*Click here for a tutorial on Google Hangouts. You will need to sign in with your FNU credentials and then select "Google Hangouts Training."
**The first time you log in to Appointy, you will be asked to set up an account. Please make sure to use YOUR time zone when prompted. Appointy will display appointment options for you in your time zone and for your advisor in his/her time zone.
Advising for Clinical
It is never too early to start preparing for clinicals. All students are directed to self-enroll in Clinical Bound 101, a self-paced course designed to assist you in understanding the clinical search, clinical course expectations, and the clinical credentialing process. If CB101 is not in your list of enrolled courses within Canvas, please contact your advisor. Students are expected to work in CB101 between the first term of study up to arrival on campus for Clinical Bound.
It is important that students begin cultivating a strong relationship with their Regional Clinical Faculty (RCF) early in their studies. The RCF is the faculty dedicated to supporting you and your preceptor(s) throughout the clinical experience. Although the responsibility for identifying a preceptor and clinical site belongs to the student, the RCF can help guide you in the process.
Your advisor and RCF will collaborate as you prepare for Clinical Bound, and once you have registered for the CB term, your RCF will take over as during the clinical phase of your program. You will meet with your RCF regularly each term to monitor your progress and ensure that you register for the appropriate clinical courses. Your academic advisor will remain assigned to you and will support you and keep an eye on your progress until graduation.
Self-Service Registration Instructions
From the first time you register at Bound, you will be expected to sign up for your own courses in Frontier's Self-Service module. You should become familiar with Self-Service not only for registration purposes, but also for other valuable tools and information (e.g., you can update your address, see your unofficial transcript, submit a status change form, etc.).
Detailed instructions for online course registration can be found on the Registrar portal page for "Course Registration."