Supplemental Advising

Supplemental Advising refers to advising that a student receives from a department or program other than the department of the student’s declared major(s). Examples of Supplemental Advising include:

  • Scholars Program Advising (e.g., Meyerhoff Scholars, Honors College)
  • Pre-Professional Advising (e.g., Health/Allied Health Professions, Pre-Law)
  • Athletics Advising
  • International Student Advising
  • Minor/Certificate Advising

While the department of a student’s declared major is considered the department “responsible” for assisting the student with their plan for degree completion and granting registration clearance each semester, supplemental advising is often equally important. Advising in these areas may be tied to maintaining the student’s eligibility for continued funding, participation in athletics or campus employment, or student visa status. Each student should be aware of his or her obligations for fulfilling advising requirements.