Advisors know a great deal about course and graduation requirements and specific HU policies. At Harding, we like to think of our advisors as individuals who assist “students to realize the maximum educational benefits available to them by helping them better understand themselves and to learn to use the resources of the institution to meet their specific educational needs” (Wes Haley).
Our goal is for our advisers to:
In addition, your academic advisor can be a wonderful resource and may be able to write letters of recommendation for you when you graduate and pursue other goals, including entering graduate programs.
Whether you’re currently considered “undeclared” or just wondering if your original major doesn’t fit as well as you’d like, remember that this is the time to explore the opportunities that will be the best fit for your skills, abilities and values.
It isn’t unusual for college students to feel unsure about the choice of a major. Many students change majors at least once during their college career. If you are considering changing your major, or even if you're pretty sure that you know what major is best for you, we suggest you review the steps below.
How to Explore New Majors
We strongly recommend that you take advantage of Harding University’s Center for Student Success by contacting Academic Advising at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 501-279-4531. Academic Advising can administer testing to help identify your personality type, help you pick a major, help you decide what career is best for you, and provide career counseling.
Students may check their major through Pipeline
Students may check their Degree Evaluation through Pipeline.
Students may not request adviser changes. However, students may go to a new adviser and the new adviser can request that a student become his/her advisee. The new adviser may contact the Office of the Registrar at email@example.com with a request to become the student's adviser. Advisers need to include the student's name and Harding ID# in this request.