Academic Advising is a series of supportive activities provided for students to accomplish their academic and career goals through assistances such as:
- choosing an appropriate major based on their interests
- selecting appropriate courses for their program of study
- monitoring their academic progress
- informing about the University's deadlines, policies, and regulations
- assisting students on exploring academic options and opportunities
The Academic Advising Center (AAC) works with all undergraduate students as a primary support unit. Major and Area Coordinators are also available to assist students in course selection for the major and minor requirements based on their academic interest and needs.
Advising by Professional Advisors
Undergraduate students in all majors at any level can get assistance from the Academic Advising Center (AAC, located on the 1st floor of TUJ) staffed with full-time professional academic advisors. Students will be ensured by the AAC advisors to satisfy all of the University's graduation requirement areas, such as General Education, major, and college requirements. Advising is available on appointment basis throughout the semester with an exception of certain designated periods in which advising is limited, such as Graduation Review and Clearance or New Student Orientation.
Appointment is typically available between 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. In order to make an appointment, students can simply stop by the AAC or submit a request through the online form. Each advising slot typically lasts for 30 minutes.
Note: Due to high demand for advising appointments, it is critical for students to arrive on time. Please be aware that students who are more than 10 minutes late to their appointment will have to reschedule due to time constraints.
Advising by the AAC is also available on a same-day sign-up basis during the first two weeks of each semester. Each advising slot will last for 30 minutes. Students who wish to book a slot may do so only by stopping at the AAC. The sign-up sheet becomes available at 9:00 a.m. every day during the aforementioned period.
Major and Area Coordinators
While the AAC works as the primary unit for advising to TUJ undergraduate students, Major and Area Coordinators are also available for students to discuss their course selection particularly in major and minor requirements. Students should remember that Major and Area Coordinators are specifically responsible for the respective major and minor requirements only, and therefore, General Education and other collegial requirements are typically not covered by them. Students who seek assistance in comprehensive academic advising to cover all degree requirements should meet with a professional academic advisor from the AAC even after they discuss course selection in their major requirements with the Major Coordinator.
Double-major students and students with minors should also meet with a professional advisor from the AAC on a regular basis since there will be a policy regarding course sharing.
Through contact with the Major and Area Coordinators, students gain an in-depth appreciation of a specific discipline and discover opportunities associated with their field of interest. Some TUJ students choose to continue their studies by attending Masters or Doctorate Graduate programs of their choice. While each graduate program has their own specific admissions requirements, it is recommended that students meet with their Major Coordinator for further information and suggestions. Students should begin planning as soon as their sophomore/junior year.
Students should request an appointment with their Major Coordinator individually.
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