Our Services

What can the Advising Center help you with?

  • Academic planning
  • Career planning/life after graduation
  • Major exploration/changing your major
  • Adding a minor/certificate/secondary major
  • Registration
  • Personal challenges
  • Getting involved on campus
  • Understand academic policies at DSU
  • Answer questions about academic requirements
  • Graduate School exploration
  • Finding academic resources on campus
  • Study skills, budgeting, time management
  • And much more!

The Advising Center is located on the second floor of May Hall and has comfortable seating, computers, plug-ins for laptops, and a microwave available for studying or relaxing between classes. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please stop by May Hall room 206 or email us at dsu.ascadvisingcenter@dickinsonstate.edu

Academic Planning

Academic planning is important for staying on track for graduation. Advisors can help you with academic planning, but it is also important for you to understand how the process works and “own” your academic plan.

Use the Academic Requirements Report in Campus Connection to see which requirements you have remaining. Then, use the Academic Planner in Campus Connection or the template below to map out your classes.

Planning guides, audit sheets, and course rotations can be found on each department webpage under “Advising Materials” or by contacting your advisor. For quick access, click here to view advising materials for the programs in each department: 

Advising Technology

Starfish

Dickinson State University uses the Starfish platform to track student attendance, progress, and overall student achievement throughout the semester. Students have access to the platform from the homepage of the University’s website.

Campus App

The “Campus” app tracks student success and progress all the way to graduation. It also allows students to connect with their advisors and instructors and easily schedule appointments.

First Year Experience

UNIV 100 - Freshman Seminar

All first-year students (23 credits or less) enroll in UNIV 100 Freshman Seminar. It is a one-credit introduction to college course designed to give students the resources to be successful their first year of college. The course focuses on study skills, time management, campus resources, well-being, major exploration, campus involvement, and degree requirements. This course must be taken during the first semester of attendance.

UNIV 300 - Degree Completion Seminar

All transfer students with 24 credits or more enroll in UNIV 300 Degree Completion Seminar. It is a one-credit introduction to Dickinson State University designed to give students the resources to be successful their first semester at DSU. The course helps with the transition to a new school, understanding academic requirements, policies and procedures, and planning for graduation and a career thereafter. This course must be taken during the first semester of attendance.