Academic Advising

We're Here to Help

Academic Advisors will help you chart a path to your degree.

Meet with us to do the following:

  • Get assistance with registration
  • Create a graduation plan
  • Discuss your educational goals and academic progress
  • Review your degree, major, or minor status
  • Inquire about credits transferred from other institutions
  • Obtain interdepartmental referrals

Frequently Asked Questions

You'll be required to meet with an Academic Advisor twice per year to discuss your graduation path, educational goals, and to be permitted to register for classes in the upcoming semester. 

You can make an academic advising appointment via the myLIM portal, in AdvisorTrac, at any time (from myLIM > select "Academic Resources" on the left-hand navigation bar, and then "AdvisorTrac").  Students can meet with any available Academic Advisor.

Students may refer to the official course catalog on the LIM College website to view their specific degree requirements.  When reviewing the catalog, be sure to select your assigned catalog year, as degree requirements vary by year.  If you do not know your catalog year, email to find out.

In addition to the official course catalog, each time you meet with an Academic Advisor you will be provided with an up-to-date degree audit, which indicates the courses you have completed, and the requirements you have remaining to fulfill graduation requirements. During your required advising meetings, you will be encouraged to map out a full graduation plan (with the assistance of an Advisor) for all outstanding coursework.

New students sign up for a registration session through the Office of Admissions. We offer both on-campus and virtual registration options. During your registration session, you'll be introduced to the Office of Academic Advising and receive course suggestions for your first term at LIM. 

Current LIM students should make an appointment, via AdvisorTrac, to meet with an Academic Advisor. After discussing your plans with an Academic Advisor, you will be permitted to register for courses through Sonis (LIM College's student information system). You must be cleared by both the Office of Student Financial Services and the Office of Academic Advising in order to register for classes.

The Add/Drop period is typically the first five business days of the Fall or Spring semester. During the Add/Drop period, students can make changes to their schedule, including time and day of a class and switching sections of the same class. 

Check the Academic Calendar for exact Add/Drop dates for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.


You can add or drop courses from your schedule through Sonis during the Add/Drop period. You are also welcome to visit the Office of Academic Advising during the Add/Drop period to meet with an Academic Advisor. 

You do not need permission from an Academic Advisor to add/drop a class. However, we strongly encourage you to discuss any course changes with an Academic Advisor to ensure that those changes do not impact your graduation plan.



The Withdrawal period is when you may formally withdraw from a course or courses. 

If you withdraw, you'll receive a permanent “W” on your transcript, but it won't affect your grade point average (GPA). 

The Withdrawal period starts after the Add/Drop period ends and lasts until 4 p.m. on the date designated on the academic calendar.