The advising period for spring 2021 begins October 19. Day students are required to schedule an advising appointment with their assigned faculty advisor.
Registration appointments are assigned based on projected class level. Students with a priority registration appointment begin registering at 7 am. Regular registration appointments begin at 4:30 pm. This information can be found in your Navigator account.
Seniors: November 4 Juniors: November 5 Sophomores: November 6 Freshmen: November 9 Continuing and Professional Studies registration will follow the day undergraduate schedule. Winter/Spring CPS registration will begin on November 4.
How should students prepare for advising and registration?
Make an appointment with your assigned faculty advisor - login into Navigator to learn who you need to contact
Meet CAE professional advisors at the Meet and Greet Drop Ins - look out for an email with more details
Visit our CAE canvas page for how to videos, resources and additional information to make you successful!
Do you need to meet with professional advisor?
Professional advisors in the Center for Academic Excellence are available to meet with students virtually through Zoom, email or by telephone. We strongly encourage students to download the Navigate app to schedule an appointment- students can also sign up through the desktop version of Navigate.
If you have additional questions or concerns, or need help making an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your student email account and a staff member will reach out to you either by phone or email
Academic Advising Overview
Overview of Academic Advising
Academic advising is the foundation upon which a student develops his or her academic program. Through academic advising, students identify and explore the educational opportunities available at Salem State. Meeting regularly with an advisor, students plan their programs, complete degree requirements and benefit from a mentor/mentee relationship with a member of the faculty or the academic advising center professional staff.
If you are a day student, you will be assigned a faculty advisor in your major discipline. If you have an undeclared major, you'll be assigned a faculty advisor through one of our schools or colleges of study. Day students should make an appointment with their faculty advisors whenever it seems necessary, but at least twice a semester. One of these appointments should be just prior to upcoming registration periods.
In effort to best serve our students, and establish advising relationships in addition to your faculty advisor from your major discipline you have a professional academic advisor in the Center for Academic Excellence, according to your last name and specialty which is listed in Navigate.
Evening students should meet with a professional advisor in the Center for Academic Advising or in the School of Continuing Professional Studies whenever necessary, but at least upon the completion of each 15 credits towards your degree. If you have any questions, please call our office to make an appointment.