Advisement at ETSU is defined as a “continuous interactive process between an advisor and student which facilitates the development and achievement of the student’s overall goals.”

Advisement is a distinct part of a student’s educational experience, provided by ETSU as a service. Discussions between the student and the advisor will assist in exploring and clarifying educational, career, and life goals. Students should consult with their advisor before making decisions that may affect academic progress and success. Discussions with the advisor may include: career decisions, ETSU resources, dropping a class, withdrawing from school, selecting courses, and understanding degree requirements.

All students have an assigned advisor and should confer with the advisor regularly. Advisors are a personal link between the student and the university. The relationship students develop with their advisor is important to their success at ETSU. An advisor can be assigned or changed by contacting the advisement coordinator for the college or school in which the student’s major is offered.

All students who entered ETSU with less than 60 credits are required to meet with an advisor prior to registration. First-term-at-ETSU transfer students are required to meet with an advisor prior to registration for the first and second term of enrollment. Students who have been readmitted are required to meet with an advisor prior to registration their first term back at ETSU.

These guidelines are the minimum advisement requirement. Some colleges and departments may have additional advisement requirements. Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine advisement requirement.

The Department of History requires that ALL majors seek regular academic advisement, each semester, prior to registering for class.  At sixty (60) hours, the history major is just embarking on his or her upper-level coursework.  As  most majors are involved in professional training for careers, it is important to seek advising regularly in order to help assure that you take the proper courses, in the proper sequence to best accomplish your goals.

Students who have declared a major should see an advisor in that major. Students should contact the department of their major for information or contact the Advisement Resources Career Center (ARC – 2nd level of D.P. Culp Center, 423-439-8650) for assistance. Students taking classes in Kingsport may contact this center for advisement information. Other areas may contact the student to discuss additional advisement opportunities such as Athletics, the Adult, Commuter, and Transfer Services (ACTS), Student Support Services, Pre-Med and other Pre-Professional areas.

All students will benefit by conferring with their assigned advisor on a regular basis.

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The Academic Advising Rights and Responsibilities (link to the right) is a guide for students and advisors relating to the advisement process.


Resources and Information

     Phi Alpha Theta, National Honor Society for History


     Goldlink Registration System

     Academic Calendar


     Millenium Online Catalog

    Academic Advising Rights and Responsibilities

      Student Rights and Responsibilities

     Academic Advisor Rights and Responsibilities