SIS/Advisor - Student Advisor Page Field Descriptions


This document outlines the Student Advisor page field descriptions.

Tip: See potential automated processes on the Office of the Registrar website.

What is the difference between an Academic Advisor and an Auxiliary Advisor?

We have two categories of advisors assigned to a student:

Academic Advisor

Academic advisors are advisors who are assigned to a student because of the student’s academic program. These advisors are identified with an advisor role of ‘Academic’. Every undergraduate and graduate student must be assigned ONE ‘Academic’ advisor or committee. 

The responsibility for maintaining correct academic advisor assignments is shared between the academic department, the Registrar’s Office, and the School/College Academic Student Affairs Office.

Auxiliary Advisor

Auxiliary advisors are defined as advisors assigned to students because the advisor works with the student in a program, such as:

The responsibility for maintaining correct auxiliary advisor assignments rests with the program’s staff.