Current Students

Advising and Registration

Advising

Academic advising is essential to a productive academic experience. Advisors can identify and explain the most effective course sequence and help students select classes that best fit their individual curricula and career goals.

The advisor can also help you:

  • Design an appropriate course load
  • Answer questions and address problems
  • Link your program of study to relevant career opportunities
  • Identify other university personnel and services that can assist you
  • Provide assistance in the registration process

Each department assigns an advisor for each student. Students who have declared a major through the office of the Registrar should contact their department to schedule their first meeting with their advisor.

Registration

While advice on course selection is provided by the academic advisor, students may register for their classes through OASIS. Students can enter OASIS portal from myIPFW. For more assistance on OASIS contact the ITS Help Desk in Kettler Hall, room 206 or call 260-481-6030.

Course offerings and descriptions

Student Responsibilities

Students at IPFW are ultimately responsible for accomplishing their educational goals and progressing toward graduation. Students will benefit most from academic advising only when they accept a major responsibility for seeking timely advice.

IPFW students have the following responsibilities:

  • To be knowledgeable about university, VPA, and departmental program requirements.
  • To consult with their academic advisor whenever appropriate and in a timely manner.
  • To be prepared for all scheduled academic advising sessions.
  • To make academic decisions based on the information obtained or recommendations offered (academic advisors will not make decisions for students.).
  • To act upon academic decisions in a timely manner.
  • To maintain their own records of academic progress, including documentation of approved exceptions to stated program requirements.
  • To seek additional or supplemental advice or assistance from other university personnel as needed or recommended with learning disabilities, tutoring and writing center.
  • To present and candidly discuss factors (such as employment, commuting distance, and other circumstances) which might influence the advice, course selection, and other factors related to progress toward their academic objectives.

Identifying Your Advisor

After gaining official admission to the university please call your advisor to schedule advising.

If you are unsure who your advisor is, log into myIPFW. Click on the Enrollment Tab. Your advisor will be listed in the lower left hand corner. Click on their name for contact information to make an appointment for advising.

Questions: please call the Department of Visual Communication and Design at 260-481-6705.