Join a community that magnifies who you are, preparing you for a life of purpose wherever you go. At Lipscomb, we strongly believe in fostering a community of support and guidance as you earn your degree. Academic advising is one of the more interactive processes we take to promote student success and degree completion. You and your advisor share a responsibility to create and navigate your academic goals and educational journey through a welcoming, supportive and professional relationship.
Academic Advising Experience at Lipscomb
We are committed to the idea that academic advising is a viable and integral component of the educational process. To that end, most full-time faculty serve as advisors for students within their academic department. For “deciding/exploratory” students, staff members familiar with student development and retention serve as advisors until the point of major declaration. All parties are essential to this goal.
Lipscomb University aims for advising to be more than simply providing factual information and constructing semester schedules. It is our desire you develop a mentoring relationship with faculty in your discipline, particularly your advisor. We hope you will see your advisor as someone to whom you can turn with questions not only about what classes but about your vocation, calling and life direction. The university truly wishes to embrace who you are and mold you into what you can be.
Academic Advising Process
Once you are admitted to Lipscomb–we match you with your advisor and start the process of planning and designing your courses to lead you towards degree completion. We encourage you to follow your degree audit (Conclusive) which is on your student portal, a snapshot guide of classes you have completed and future ones to be taken. You will meet each semester with your faculty advisor for continued support and guidance with your degree plan.
Every student at Lipscomb has an assigned faculty advisor. All students need to formally declare their major when they reach 57 credit hours. If they change their major during their time at Lipscomb, they will be assigned a new advisor in their field of study.