Advising

Advising Explained

Get Advised Early! This helps you to avoid missing out on required classes and can help you get into elective classes that fit your interests.

Each student pursuing the video production major in the BA in the Arts will be assigned an advisor by the dean’s office. The advisor provides academic advice, guidance with the registration process, and mentoring. The College of Arts and Media has a mandatory advising requirement every semester of enrollment – this explains the advising hold on your account each semester. Thus, only after a student has met with the academic advisor for approval of course schedule will the advising hold be lifted, thus enabling the student to register for classes. A student who has not been assigned an advisor or who has questions about the assignment of advisor should contact the dean’s office.

In order to make sure you get the most out of your college career it is essential to seek some help along the way. Why not have a professional help you get there? Advisors know the curriculum and know how to help you succeed. They know what classes you need and when you need them.

To be advised, please contact Tammy Reynolds

Why Get Advised?

Each student pursuing the video production major in the BA in the Arts will be assigned an advisor by the dean’s office. The advisor provides academic advice, guidance with the registration process, and mentoring. The college has a mandatory advising requirement every semester of enrollment. Only after a student has met with the academic advisor for approval of course schedule will the advising hold be lifted, thus enabling the student to register for classes. A student who has not been assigned an advisor or who has questions about the assignment of advisor should contact the dean’s office.

In order to make sure you get the most out of your college career it is important to seek some help along the way. So, why not have a professional help you get there? Advisors know the curriculum and know how to help you succeed. They know what classes you need and when you need them. This helps you to avoid missing out on required classes and can help you get into elective classes that fit your interests.

To be advised, please contact Tammy Reynolds

Before Meeting an Advisor

Make a list of the classes to take for the upcoming semester. Print an unofficial transcript from MyMu. Doing this reduces the chance that you would not receive credit for a class that you completed at other schools, or during high school. Make an appointment with the appropriate academic advisor. Most advisors post appointment signup sheets outside their offices before registration begins. Come prepared to the appointment with the correct student identification (901) number, an upcoming semester class list, and unofficial transcript.

What to Expect

Advisors guide students in the class selection process and lift certain holds. Holds may be placed by other campus offices, and lifted only by those offices, such as the Parking Office for unpaid parking tickets. Advisors may ask students to fill out, and sign, a class registration form for their records. Before leaving the appointment, note the advisor’s office hours and contact information in case of scheduling problems.

After the Meeting

There are two options to register for classes: filling out a class registration form and taking it to the office of the Registrar, or register online through MyMu.  Completing a degree should not be a problem when the academic plan for the major as assisted by your advisor is followed

Senior Advising

An "SE" hold will be placed once a senior reaches 90 credit hours. The hold’s purpose is to remind the student to schedule a senior evaluation with the dean’s office. Once the evaluation is completed the hold will be removed and the student may register.

Minors

All College of Arts and Media Video Production majors must pursue and get a minor in addition to the Video Production major. Pursuing a minor allows you to enhance your major studies and may introduce you to new ideas and give you a professional edge.

Some common minors pursued by our Video Production students: