Academic Advising

Academic advisement is a collaborative process between students and their advisor. They are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. Academic advisement is a process in which it is the responsibility of the student to take the lead and responsibility for their academic career. Advisors provide the students with the tools, direction and appropriate referrals to assist them in meeting their educational goals.

 

Student Responsibilities

  • Acquire the information needed to assume responsibility for course scheduling, program planning, and the successful completion of all degree requirements.
  • Use the RBS Undergraduate Program-New Brunswick Website, Schedule of Classes, Degree Navigator and WEBREG to check major/minor requirements prerequisites for courses.
  • Use the RBS Undergraduate Program-New Brunswick Website, Rutgers-New Brunswick 2013-2016 Catalog and Academic Calendars to learn all policies, procedures and deadlines.  
  • Check your Eden email account regularly and read all messages from official university offices. Follow us Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin to get up to the minute information pertaining to the Dean’s Office and the Office of Career Management.   
  • Schedule an appointment with your assigned RBS Academic Advisor at least once a semester to ensure your timely and satisfactory progress towards completion of all degree requirements.
  • Arrive to appointments on time and prepared.  
  • Seek assistance from your assigned RBS Academic Advisor whenever you have questions or concerns.  
  • Use campus resources and services to assist you in achieving your academic, personal and career goals.
  • Follow through when referred to other administrative offices and resources.
  • Be professional, courteous, and respectful.

 

Advisor Responsibilities

(Taken from the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education)

  • Develop a thorough knowledge of degree requirements for the business programs and a working knowledge of academic options and resources throughout the University.
  • Provide students with clear and accurate information regarding university policies, procedures, deadlines and services to students.
  • Assist students with making educational plans that are consistent with their goals, abilities, and interests.
  • Clarify General Education or SAS Core and major/minor requirements.
  • Offer recommendations and strategies for academic success.
  • Refer students to the appropriate support services and departments as needed.
  • Be professional, courteous, and respectful.

 

Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate – New Brunswick Office of Undergraduate Programs is located at 100 Rockafeller Road, first floor. The office is open Monday-Friday to students for posted walk-in hours and appointments.

 

Appointments

All Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate – New Brunswick students are assigned an RBS Academic Advisor. Students are expected to meet with their assigned advisor at least once per semester to ensure that they are completing all academic requirements and making satisfactory progress towards completion of degree.

Students will be required to make an appointment with their assigned RBS Academic Advisor for:

  • Semester and/or long-term planning
  • Academic Probation
  • Graduation pre-certification
  • Re-enrollment
  • School-to-School transfer
  • Any other situation/concern not appropriate for walk-in hours

 

Walk-In Hours

Walk-in hours allow RBS students to have an advisor available to assist with routine matters, such as assisting with referrals, answering questions and course scheduling issues.  There are no posted walk-in hours during the summer months. All visits will be by appointment only.

Appropriate situations for walk-in hours

  • Declaration/Change of Major
  • Requesting forms
  • Submitting documentation (official transcript, Independent Study Forms, Internship Forms, Scholastic Standing Appeals Forms, Appeal of Transfer Credit Form, etc.)
  • Withdrawing from a course(s)
  • Personal or family issues that directly affects your ability to attend classes or to complete course work
  • Referral to another academic department or administrative office

 

Undergraduate Advising Hours - Starting January 21st for the Spring 2014 Semester

Senior advisor Neeta Chandrashekhar advising Hours
 Monday Walk in 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Tuesday NO MORNING HOURS & Walk in 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Wednesday BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
 Thursday Walk in 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & Walk in 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Friday Walk in 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & Walk in 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Junior ADVISING Hours - All Juniors can see any of the advisors during their walk in hours
 Monday
 Tuesday
 Wednesday
 Thursday
 Friday
Sophomore ADVISOR John Muth ADVISING Hours
 Monday 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Wednesday 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Thursday 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Friday 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
First year ADVISORS (either dean schnatter or emma waldron will be available)
Monday Emma: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY   Dean Schnatter: Walk in 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & Walk in 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Emma: Walk in 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & Walk in 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Dean Schnatter: MORNINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, NO AFTERNOON HOURS
Wednesday Emma: NO MORNING HOURS & Walk in 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dean Schnatter: Walk in 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  AFTERNOON BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Thursday Emma: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY   Dean Schnatter: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY & Walk in 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday Emma: Walk in 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. NO AFTERNOON HOURS Dean Schnatter: NO ADVISING HOURS

During add/drop variations to these advising schedules will be e-mailed out on the list serv and posted on our Facebook page. Please be sure to check the page for updates.