Advising is mandatory prior to each academic term for all students in the Gaylord College. Advising for the summer session and the fall semester begins in February; advising for the spring semester begins in September.
Students meet with their adviser in person via scheduled appointments once per semester. Students may schedule appointments with their adviser using the iadvise link below.
For information on the following:
- Admission to Gaylord College –To declare a major in the Gaylord College, please come by the Student Services office, Room 2533 on the second floor of Gaylord Hall.
- Majors – Follow the links in the left column.
- Degree Sheets – Click on the major name next to your adviser to download the sheet for your major.
- Minors – Review this page and talk with your adviser.
Advising Guided by Core Values
The OU Provost’s Advisory Committee on Academic Advising (PACAA) and your Gaylord College advisers are guided by the “Core Values of Academic Advising” articulated by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). This document describes a set of beliefs all advisers hold toward their students, as well as a set of basic values shared between advisers and students. Read more about these values and read the full document.
The following statements from the “Core Values” indicate our advisers’ basic beliefs about students:
- Students can be responsible for their own behavior.
- Students can be successful as a result of their individual goals and efforts.
- Students have a desire to learn.
- Learning needs vary according to individual skills, goals and experiences.
- Students hold their own beliefs and opinions.
The “Core Values” are as follows:
- Advisers are responsible to the students and individuals they serve.
- Advisers are responsible for involving others, where appropriate, in the advising process.
- Advisers are responsible to the college or university in which they work.
- Advisers are responsible to higher education generally.
- Advisers are responsible to the community (including the local community, state, and region in which the institution is located).
- Advisers are responsible to their professional role as advisers and to themselves personally.