Advising is a shared responsibility between the student and academic advisor. The
objective of academic department advising is to discuss the degree requirements, review
the student’s progress, and help students decide what courses they should take in
the next semester. Below are a few tips to make your advising session successful.
Departmental advising must take place each semester in order to have the advising
hold flag lifted from your PeopleSoft student account.
Students should retain all records of meetings with their group and individual advisors.
The academic requirements report is the official document used by the department and
the graduation office to evaluate if you have completed the requirements for the degree.
It is your responsibility to monitor your academic requirements report for discrepancies.
Discrepancies should be immediately reported to your advisor. To find your Academic
Requirements Report, login to PeopleSoft, click on Self-Serve --> click on Student
Center --> pull down the other academics menu and click on “Academic Requirements
All students who are registered for ORIE 305 & 306 are required to meet with FYE advisors
at least twice during the fall semester with at least one meeting dedicated to course
selection and registration. During the spring semester FYE students are still required
to meet with their advisor for registration for the following semester. General MCOM
advising requirements and dates are NOT for FYE students. FYE students are NOT allowed
to waive advising. FYE students will be contacted by their FYE advisors for individual
and group advising dates and times. Failure to meet with an FYE advisor will prohibit
You are not required to seek advising to have your advising hold flag removed if you
do not need to register for classes for the following semester, however, you are responsible
for your graduation clearance. Consult your Academic Requirements Report and if there
are any discrepancies, seek individual advising.
You must participate in advising prior to registering for next semester's classes.
It is important for you to consult your academic requirements report as you are ultimately
responsible for your graduation clearance. You are encouraged to seek individual advising.
First-Semester Transfer Students
Once admitted to Towson University, you will attend a TU Cares Orientation session
where you will meet a MCOM advisor who will help you sign up for classes and answer
any questions. Transfer students may find these other links helpful: