Advising at USD

Throughout your USD experience, you'll explore many opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. Your academic and faculty advisors will play important roles in your journey as they help you plan for and understand the requirements for graduation while assisting you in preparing for your eventual career.   

Incoming Students

As an incoming freshman or transfer student, you'll have the opportunity to meet with an advisor and register for your first semester classes at one of our traditional registration events:

  • Fast Track sessions or Overnight Registration (for first-time freshman students)
  • Transfer Registration Day (for transfers, readmits and adult students)

As you continue your academic career at USD, you will meet with an advisor specifically assigned to you either through the USD Academic and Career Planning Center or through your major's school or college:

  • Academic and Career Planning Center
    College of Arts and Sciences majors, undeclared majors, secondary education majors and majors in the School of Health Sciences including Alcohol and Drug Studies, Health Sciences major, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing and Social Work
  • Beacom School of Business Student Services Center
    Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Health Services Administration, Human Resource Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing and Operational Analytics
  • School of Education Student Services
    Elementary Education, Special Education
  • Department-assigned Advisors
    College of Fine Arts majors (Art, Music, Theatre), Dental Hygiene

After completing 45 hours of course work, you will be assigned a personal faculty advisor in the department of your major.

Current Students

Find the right major. Stay on track. Complete your degree.
The following advising resources are available through the myUSD portal to help you in successfully accomplishing your academic goals: