Academic Support Programs
What is an advising plan?
An advising plan is a plan of courses to be completed within the next few terms and an opportunity for students to discuss their goals with their advisor. Southern requires that all students have an advising plan and that plans are updated at least annually with their advisor. Advisors may require to meet with students more than once a year if they deem it necessary.
What if I don't have an advising plan?
If an advising plan is expired or not entered by your advisor, a registration hold will be placed on your student account and you will not be eligible to register for the next term until an updated plan is entered.
How do I know if I need an advising plan?
You will need an advising plan if you have not met with an advisor in the past year (note: some plans may be shorter). Student will be contacted via their student e-mail account 30 days prior to the expiration of their advising plan allowing them ample opportunity to meet with their advisor.
How do I get an advising plan?
Meet with your advisor to discuss your advising plan. You can get an advising plan by meeting with your advisor.
What if I don't know who my advisor is or I don't have one?
- Students wanting to declare a major or have declared, need to meet with a faculty advisor within that major (see the department or program for more information).
- Undeclared students in Usem need to meet with your Usem advisor.
- Undeclared students not enrolled in Usem can meet with an advisor in Academic Support Programs (call 541-552-6213 for appointment) or if students are taking courses at the Higher Education Center in Medford they can meet with an HEC advisor (call 541-552-8100 for appointment).
Can I see who my advisor is in MYSOU?
Yes, go to your Student SISWeb tab and look on the left hand side under Academic Profile. If you have an assigned advisor you will see their name. You can click on the advisor name for e-mail information. If an advisor name doesn't appear, follow the advice above to get an advisor.
Why do I have to do an advising plan?
Southern is committed to supporting you in your academic goals. Southern requires advising plans in order to ensure all students have an opportunity to discuss their plans and create goals for completing their education and future planning. Advising plans are also a helpful tool for students to complete their degrees in a more timely manner.