6.7.1.1. Changing Primary Academic Advisor

Students may request to change to a different academic advisor. This is often expected when a student changes majors. Students will sometimes request a change of advisor on their own due to scheduling differences or other factors. Here are the ways in which a student obtains a new academic advisor:

  1. Students submit a completed change of advisor form to enrollment services requesting a change to a specific new academic advisor. That new advisor must agree to serve as the student’s new academic advisor. Enrollment services will change the assignment, and the new advisor information will display in OASIS. Change of advisor forms are available at http://hub.oglethorpe.edu/forms/ change-of-advisor/.
  2. Some majors will require a student to have an advisor assigned from within the content area of the major. When a student changes majors into one of these majors, if they have not obtained the signature of a new advisor from within that major as outlined above, they will be assigned a new advisor by the new academic program and sent notification to their OU email account about the new advisor assignment. Enrollment services will change the assignment, and the new advisor information will display in OASIS.