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Governors State's graduate academic advisors are here to guide you on the best path towards your advanced degree or certificate. If you want to reach out to your advisor or locate program-specific resources, please start by selecting your respective college below.

Student Expectations

As a student, you are expected to carry out the following responsibilities to ensure you receive the adequate advising services you need for success:

  • Keep track of all of your advising materials
  • Come to advising appointments prepared with questions
  • Fully understand your degree requirements and how to access university and program policies and procedures
  • Be fully aware of all deadlines. Check the University Academic Calendar regularly
  • Accept responsibility for your actions, decisions, and academic performance
  • Check your GSU e-mail regularly

Advisor Expectations

Academic advisors must meet the following expectations to ensure you are receiving the appropriate guidance towards graduation:

  • Assist students with planning academic programs
  • Communicate the programs curriculum, requirements, policies and procedures
  • Provide an advising environment that is open, respectful and supportive
  • Maintain confidentiality (as per FERPA regulations)
  • Encourage and support students in fulfilling their academic goals

To find your advisor, please select your college.

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College of Arts and Sciences

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College of Health and Human Services

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College of Business

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College of Education and Human Development