Academic Advising FAQs

Have a question for the Office of Academic Advising? Here are a few frequently asked questions. Please feel free to contact us at any time with additional questions..

Q: How can I receive academic advisement?
A: Students are encouraged to touch base with their Academic Advisor once every semester to discuss their graduation path and educational goals. However, in addition to the semesterly visit, students may also see their Academic Advisor at any time during the semester.

Q: How will I know what requirements I need to graduate?
A: Each student is provided with a curriculum check sheet for their degree and major which outlines graduation requirements..  Students are strongly recommended to work with their Academic Advisor to develop an appropriate graduation path.

Q: How do I register for classes?
A: Students new to LIM College sign up for a “New Student Scheduling Day” through the Office of Admissions.  “New Student Scheduling Days” are designed to introduce students to LIM College’s Office of Academic Advising.  Students will receive their personalized curriculum check sheet and will be provided with registration assistance.  Current LIM College students should meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss their graduation path.  After discussing their plan with their Academic Advisor, students are permitted to register though Sonis (our student information system).  Students register for the upcoming semester according to level, during the previous semester. Students must be cleared by the Office of Student Financial Services before they can register for classes.

Q: What is the Add/Drop period?
A: The Add/Drop period is the first five days of the fall or spring semesters.  Please check the Academic Calendar for the Add/Drop period for summer sessions.  During the Add/Drop period, students can make changes to their schedule.

Q: How do I make changes to my schedule?
A: Courses can be added or dropped from a schedule through Sonis.  Students are also welcome to come to the Office of Academic Advising to meet their Academic Advisor. Students will not be admitted to a class section other than the one for which they are registered.

Q: What is the Withdrawal period?
A: The withdrawal period is when a student may withdraw from a course or courses.  The student will receive a permanent “W” on their transcript, but it will not affect their grade point average.  The withdrawal period starts after the add/drop period ends and lasts until 4pm on the date designated on the academic calendar.

For Transfer Students:

Q: What is the maximum number of credits I can transfer to LIM College?
A: The maximum number of accepted transfer credits that may be applied towards an associate degree is 32. The maximum number of accepted transfer credits that may be applied towards a bachelor’s degree is 65.

Q: Are my transfer credits negotiable?
A: Transfer credit evaluations are completed according to the  LIM College Transfer Credit Guidelines. If you would like to discuss your evaluation, please schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor. 

Q: Why didn't all of my credits transfer?
A: Reviewing the Transfer Credit Guidelines may assist in understanding why a course did not transfer.  Of course, any and all questions can be directed towards your Academic Advisor.

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