How to Get Advised
Activating your OUNet Account
Your OUNet account is created when you are admitted to the University, and must be activated to access online services such as OU email, enrollment, tuition payment, course management, computer labs, and grades. Your ou.edu email address is the primary means of communication concerning enrollment, financial aid, scholarships, and other important campus notifications.
To activate your account, go to account.ou.edu and click on “I'm New to OU.” Follow the instructions provided on that site.
Advising and Enrollment of New Students
First-time entering freshmen who desire to enroll in classes for the Fall semester prior to August 23, 2015 are required to participate in Enrollment 2015, the university’s summer orientation and enrollment program for new students. Information about Enrollment 2015 will be mailed to all new students who are eligible to participate, or students may contact University College, (405) 325-3521 for information. First-time entering freshmen who do not participate in Enrollment 2015 will be allowed to enroll for fall classes following the conclusion of the program and should contact University College.
New transfer students have several options for advisement and enrollment. Any transfer student admitted to OU may be advised and enroll in fall classes during Transfer Days, 2015 in March on the Norman Campus. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions & Recruitment, (405) 325-2151 or toll free, 1-800-234-6868. Eligible transfer students may also enroll through Enrollment 2015 (see First-time entering freshmen, above). Transfer students may also contact the college to which they have been admitted for information about enrolling during the advance registration period, beginning in April, according to the schedule listed in the Registration Instructions.
College Advising Information
Advisement procedures have been established by each college. If you are unsure which college you're in, please contact the Admissions & Recruitment office at 325-2151, 127 Buchanan Hall, or the Registration office at 325-3572, 230 Buchanan Hall.
College of Architecture
Students in the College of Architecture are advised in Individual Advising Sessions by one of the College advisors. Due to the rigor and inflexibility of the program sequences, it is necessary that all students meet for advisement during each enrollment period. The College of Architecture does not permit self-advising.
See College of Architecture academic advising for more information.
College of Arts and Sciences
The College provides advising services through professional advising staff in the College of Arts and Sciences Academic Services office and through professional and faculty advisors in the departments. Professional Counselors in the Academic Services office are knowledgeable about degree programs offered by the College and will assist with choice of major, help resolve academic and graduation problems, and help determine how evaluated transfer work will apply toward degree requirements. The professional counselors in the Academic Services office verify that all degree requirements have been met and clear students for graduation. Faculty and professional advisors in the departments provide in-depth information about the discipline, courses, instructors, and special opportunities available through the department. The College of Arts and Sciences requires all students to be advised prior to each enrollment by the faculty or professional advisor in the major department.
See College of Arts & Sciences academic advising for more information.
College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences
The College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences believes that faculty members are best qualified to provide curricular, professional and career advisement; therefore, all Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences students consult with a faculty adviser before registration. Each semester, students will be contacted by their Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences school/department regarding who their faculty advisor will be and when advising hours will be held.
See College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences academic advising for more information.
MICHAEL F. PRICE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Undergraduate curriculum and advisement matters are coordinated through Price Academic Advising Services in Michael F. Price Hall, Suite 1010. The College’s Academic Counselors maintain records on undergraduate students in Price College. Academic Counselors are available to provide information concerning degree requirements, degree audits and contract enrollment. Students seeking industry trends and information should contact the appropriate division or school office (Accounting, Finance, Management and Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems, or Marketing and Supply Chain Management). The telephone number of Price Academic Advising Services is (405) 325-6021. Graduate student advisement is handled through the Graduate Programs Office, Michael F. Price Hall, Suite 1040. The telephone number is (405) 325-4107.
See Price College of Business academic advising for more information.
COLLEGE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION - AVIATION
Aviation majors are required to be advised each semester prior to enrolling. Undergraduate curriculum and advisement matters are coordinated by the Aviation Academic Office, at Westheimer Airport, Aviation Department, NC 101, Room 209. The aviation academic counselors are available to provide information concerning degree requirements and graduation. Students seeking specific aviation/flying advisement should contact the department at (405) 325-7231, or schedule an appointment online at iadvise.ou.edu.
See Aviation academic advising for more information.
MEWBOURNE COLLEGE OF EARTH AND ENERGY
The Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy believes that faculty members are best qualified to provide curricular, professional and career advisement; therefore, all MCEE students consult with a faculty advisor before registration.
See Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy academic advising for more information.
JEANNINE RAINBOLT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
The Undergraduate Advising Office is located in Collings Hall, Room 137; telephone: (405) 325-2238. Advisement each semester is mandatory for JRCoE undergraduates and they are individually advised by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by going online to iAdvise.ou.edu or by calling the office at (405) 325-2238. See Undergraduate Advising for Undergraduate Students for more information
Graduate education students seeking teacher certification should contact their faculty advisers within their departments.
All other graduate students in the JRCoE should consult their departmental office for advisement. Listed below are the three JRCoE departments and the graduate programs within each department. All are located in Collings Hall.
- Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum (ILAC) offers graduate programs in elementary education, science education, reading education, English/language arts education, early childhood education, social studies education, mathematics education, and World Languages. They can be reached at (405) 325-1498.
- Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) offers graduate programs in educational administration, curriculum and supervision, adult and higher education, and historical, philosophical, and social foundations of education. They can be reached at (405) 325-4202.
- Educational Psychology (EDPY) offers graduate programs in instructional psychology and technology, community counseling, counseling psychology, and special education. They can be reached at (405) 325-5974.
GALLOGLY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
All undergraduate students who have been admitted to the College of Engineering should begin the advisement process in the Williams Student Services Center (WSSC), Suite 112 Felgar Hall, 325-4096. Williams Student Services Center (WSSC) staff are available to all engineering undergraduates, including engineering majors in University College, and include assistance with transfer credit evaluation, choosing a major, graduation verification as well as information about University policies and procedures, academic support services such as tutoring and mentoring, and student organizations and leadership.
See Gallogly Engineering Williams Student Services Center website for more information.
WEITZENHOFFER FAMILY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS
Students in the Weitzenoffer Family College of Fine Arts are required to meet with a faculty advisor each semester on the school designated Advising Day(s). These days are announced in class and are posted in the various buildings, or you may contact your school office for the date(s). Students are also notified via the monthly college eNewsletter and by individual notices sent to their OU student email addresses. Current students who are not advised on Advising Day will have to wait until the three days prior to the next semester starting to be advised and to enroll. Currently enrolled students should proceed to their assigned faculty advisors for advisement. Newly admitted students, transfer students and readmitted students should proceed to the individual school offices to be assigned to a faculty advisor.
See Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Student Advisement for more information.
COLLEGE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
The Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) is a part of the College of International Studies, along with Education Abroad and International Student Services. The department includes majors in Asian Studies, European Studies, International Security Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Russian and Eastern European Studies. International and Area Studies provides advising through professional advising staff in Hester Hall. The academic counselor assists students with academic and graduation problems, evaluates transfer work, and verifies and clears degree requirements (405-325-1429). The academic advisor provides detailed information regarding the Department’s majors, minors, courses, and instructors (405-325-4547). Every IAS major is required to meet with the professional advisor prior to enrollment each semester for assistance in choosing appropriate classes.
See International & Area Studies Advising for more information.
GAYLORD COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION
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 are advised by professional academic counselors in the Student Services Center in Gaylord Hall.
Pre-Journalism students who are in University College should meet with their counselor in that office.
See Gaylord College of Journalism Academic Advising for more information.
Since each Multidisciplinary Studies major plan is individualized to the student, academic advising is a crucial and required component for each student within the major. Students are required to meet with their Academic Advisor/Counselor each semester prior to enrollment.
See Advising Information for Multidisciplinary Studies for more information.
Graduate students should meet with their Graduate Liaison or advisor to discuss appropriate course enrollments and to obtain any required permission for those enrollments. Unclassified students may obtain further instructions at the Graduate College, (405) 325-3811.
See Graduate College for more information.
Students who expect to major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Dental Hygiene, Nuclear Medicine, Nursing, Nutritional Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician Associate, Physician Assistant Studies, Radiation Therapy, Radiography or Ultrasound (Sonography) will be advised at University College, Room 100, Wagner Hall, telephone (405) 325-3521.
See Pre-Professional Advising for more information.
HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
Students who have been accepted to the Health Sciences Center (HSC) must be advised by the department/college in which they are majoring. To enroll in Norman Campus Classes, HSC students must receive permission from their HSC College. The HSC Office of Admissions and Records processes all enrollments, adding and/or dropping courses. All tuition and fees are paid to the OU Bursar, Buchanan Hall, 1000 Asp Ave., Norman, Oklahoma. Norman campus courses will be listed on the HSC transcript. For further information, contact the HSC Office of Admissions and Records, (405) 271-2359.
University College advises all students who have earned fewer than 24 semester hours, Pre-Health majors, students who are undecided as to their majors, and students who are working to improve their academic preparation to enable them to enter a degree-recommending college. University College students schedule advising appointments by accessing https://iadvise.ou.edu. For scheduling questions or issues students may call University College, (405) 325-3521. Students are strongly urged to seek advisement prior to the scheduled registration periods, as these periods are the busiest time for advising. You may seek advisement at any time during the semester. Advising is not necessarily linked to registration. University College students seeking to enroll in upper-division courses must meet prerequisites or obtain special permission from the college offering the course.
See University College Advising and Enrollment for more information.
Questions regarding enrollment in UCOL 1002, “Gateway to College Learning,” or UCOL 1022 “Freshman Seminars,” may be directed to the Office of Freshman Programs in University College.
Students who feel they may need additional assistance in the Advising or Registration process, or who feel offices of the university may not have properly assisted them may contact the following university offices:
- President's Action Line, 325-1212
- University Registrar, 325-8481