Great student and advisor relationships rely on shared responsibilities and open communication. We collaborate, grow, share and assist you with decision-making so you can achieve academic success.
Academic Advising assists students in paving a roadmap for their journey at LIM College by offering the following services:
- Discussing educational goals
- Creating a graduation plan
- Discussing academic progress
- Offering registration support
- Reviews degree, major or concentration status and learns about changes to your goals
- Inquires about credits transferred from other institutions
- Provides interdepartmental referrals
FREQENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I receive academic advisement?
Students will be required to either meet or otherwise communicate with their academic advisor or attend an academic advising function at least once per semester to discuss their graduation path, educational goals, and to be permitted to register for classes in the following semester. In addition to the recommended semesterly visit, students may make an appointment via MyLIM portal at any time.
How will I know what requirements I need to graduate?
In addition to the Academic Catalog, each student is provided with a curriculum check sheet for their degree and major that outlines graduation requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their Academic Advisor to develop an appropriate graduation plan.
How do I register for classes?
Students new to LIM College sign up for a “New Student Scheduling Day” through the Office of Admissions to introduce you to the Office of Academic Advising. Students will receive a personalized curriculum check sheet and receive assistance with registration in a small group setting. Current LIM College students should meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss their graduation path. After discussing plans with their Academic Advisor, students are permitted to register through Sonis (LIM College's student information system). Students register for upcoming semesters according to academic level as determined by completed college-level credits. Students must be cleared by the Office of Student Financial Services and the Office of Academic Advising in order to register for classes.
What is the Add/Drop period?
The Add/Drop period is the first five days of the Fall or Spring semester where students can make changes to their schedule, including time and day of a class and switching sections of the same class. Please refer to the academic calendar for exact Add/Drop dates for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions.
How do I make changes to my schedule?
Courses can be added or dropped from a schedule through Sonis during the Add/Drop period. Students are also welcome to visit the Office of Academic Advising during the Add/Drop period to meet with an Academic Advisor.
What is the Withdrawal period?
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 does not affect their grade point average. The withdrawal period starts after the Add/Drop period ends and lasts until 4 p.m. on the date designated on the academic calendar.
For Transfer Students:
What is the maximum number of credits I can transfer to LIM College?
You may apply a maximum of 33 transfer credits toward an associate degree and a maximum of 65 transfer credits toward a bachelor's degree.
Are my transfer credits negotiable?
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.
Why didn't all of my credits transfer?
Reviewing the Transfer Credit Guidelines may assist in understanding why a course did not transfer. Additional questions can be directed to the Coordinator of Transfer Services or your Academic Advisor.