Center for Academic Advising & Exploration
Individual Academic Advising
Professional academic advisors are available to meet with students on an individual basis to review academic plans and explore majors. Students can either set an appointment to meet with an advisor, or utilize our walk-in hours (see Hours on our home page). Appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes and intended for more in-depth conversations, while walk-in sessions are best used for quick questions.
Group Advising TBA
We have group advising sessions available for the following majors: Biological Science (Freshmen & Sophomores), Computer Science (Freshmen & Sophomores), and English (Freshmen). We ask that students attend one of these sessions in order to be advised about academic planning for your major. If there are questions that cannot be addressed in a group format, individual advising sessions can be requested (see above).
Self-Assessment & Major Exploration
In the center, we utilize FOCUS-2 as our primarily self-assessment tool for major and career exploration. We recommend that students follow-up with an appointment with an academic advisor to review the results of the assessment.
- Academic Programs and Requirements
- Declaring a Major
- Registration Tools
- Advisement Coordinators
- GPA Calculator
- Academic Resources
- Study Abroad
- Exploratory Studies Program
Students can view grades, course history, unofficial transcripts and register for classes
Up to the minute course section enrollments
An equivalency is part of an articulation agreement between two institutions facilitating accurate and efficient transfer between those institutions. An equivalency is a determination by both the community college and the university that a specific course(s) at one institution is equivalent in content and credit to a specific course(s) at the other institution. By comparing equivalencies, official transcripts can be easily evaluated to grant transfer credit, which apply toward degree requirements at Rowan University.
GRAD features a GPA Calculator that shows your current GPA and helps you to compute desired GPA. You can find the link to GRAD in your self-service account under Student Records.
It is the responsibility of the student to obtain academic advising before registering for courses to assure appropriate progress toward meeting degree requirements.
Advisement Coordinator List
The University's Student Handbook and Planner contains an extensive description of relevant policies with which students should become familiar. Please consult the guide for specifics on the following policies:
Course withdrawal, Pass/No Credit Courses, Grading System, Academic Honesty, Course Overload, Change of Grade Policy, Course Repeat Policy, Attendance
Basic Skills Requirements, Academic Awards, Academic Warning, Academic Dismissal, Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Recipients, Graduation Requirements
The Undergraduate Catalog contains program and course descriptions
Undergraduates with 30 or more credits (sophomore status) and a 2.5 grade point average can apply for study abroad programs (many programs require a GPA of 3.0).
Rowan University is a member of the New Jersey Consortium for International Studies (NJSCIS), which is affiliated with the international education agencies CCIS, ISEP, CEA, and ISA. In total, we offer more than 200 programs in 52 countries. Additionally, Rowan University offers 11 bilateral and direct exchange programs. Please visit the Study Abroad and the International Center's homepage.