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What is Academic Advisement?

Advisement at ETSU is defined as:
"a continuous interactive process between an advisor and a student, which facilitates the development and achievement of the student's overall career and academic goals."

Working With Your Advisor

  • Your advisor is a great resource. Don't hesitate to contact them if you need assistance. We are more than just a registration tool and would prefer to see you frequently throughout the semester - even if it is just to let us know how your semester is going.

  • Check your campus post office box and eMail account at least weekly as some communications contain time sensitive information! Respond in a timely manner to all emails from your Advisor and the University.

  • Work with your Advisor in developing an academic plan through graduation.

Advisement Information and Registration Tips 


  • Make an advisement appointment prior to your scheduled registration date each semester.

  • Registration for summer and fall for returning students is in April.

  • Registration for spring for returning students is in November.

  • Undeclared and Learning Support Program students are required to see an advisor prior to registering.

  • Your advisor will clear your registration hold at your advisement appointment.

  • Early advisement gives students more choices on classes and class times.

  • Take care of registration holds well before registration time (library fines, parking tickets, immunizations, etc.).

  • Make a list of questions to take to your advisement appointment.

  • Use Look Up Classes in the Registration section of GoldLink to choose classes and times that you would like to take. Bring this information to your advisement appointment.

Academic Calendar Events

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