advising and academics

Academic Advising

Your college experience is primarily influenced by the classes you take, the professors you work with, and the other students who share the VU learning community with you.  You may already know what you want your major to be, and your program of study is already mapped out.  On the other hand, you may be coming to VU to explore your professional options and choose your major after your first or second semester, so your map will be more general at first.  Wherever you may be once you are accepted to VU, you will be working with faculty advisors and campus resources designed to put YOU at the center of your curriculum.

All VU majors and academic programs have been “mapped” to reflect course sequences for meeting major requirements, basic skills expectations, and University Core Curriculum expectations/electives.  College deans, program directors, and department chairs are your primary resources for advising.

Academic Resources

University Core Curriculum
Certificate of Graduation
Registering for Classes

To register for classes, students must have an academic advisor. Your advisor is a faculty person in your major area or a faculty advisor working to help you determine to your major/career path. To find your advisor, you must go to MyVU.

Degree Works

With Degree Works in MyVU, both you and your advisor can easily see the map you are following to complete the journey toward graduation. Degree Works Planner shows the semester by semester plan you are following for your degree. Degree Audit Worksheet shows how your progress is audited to fufill the requirements for your degree. For example, if you transfer in credit to VU, that credit will show up on your Audit Worksheet, since your Planner reflects the courses you are taking at VU.

What if you change your major or want to consider another major? Your Degree Audit Worksheet will allow you to see “what if’ with another major in mind.

Indiana's Core Transfer Library

The Core Transfer Library (CTL) is a listing of courses that will transfer to all Indiana public college and university campuses in one of two ways:

  1. The CTL course will receive credit for the designated equivalent course at the transfer campus and meet the transfer campus degree program requirements in an equivalent manner, or
  2. If there is no agreed- upon directly equivalent course, the CTL course will transfer as an elective requirement of the undergraduate degree program provided the program has room for elective credits. CTL transferability is contingent upon a student earning a C grade or higher in the transfer course. These courses are indicated in the Vincennes University catalog and schedule with the transferIN attribute.
Additional resources for academic advising

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