Admissions and Standards Committee

Motion to Require Academic Orientation

Effective spring 2002, academic orientation shall be required of all new undergraduate degree-seeking students entering Georgia State. Academic orientation may be accomplished in ways such as:

attending an academic advisement session at Incept (preferred method)
joining a Freshmen Learning Community
meeting with an academic advisor
attending a group advisement session scheduled by the Student Advisement Center, or by a college Office of Academic Assistance.

Large numbers of first-time students get into academic trouble because they register for courses with no advice. Often, they take unreasonable loads, bad combinations of courses, courses that do not count for core credit or make other poor choices.

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Revised 4/19/00