Advising at Stonehill

Academic advising at Stonehill spans all four years of the student's education.

Academic Advising at Stonehill

At Stonehill, advising is organized by major. Students are assigned an advisor for each major, and a new advisor when they change majors. Those students who are undecided about their major will still be assigned an advisor. The goal of the advising program is to help students establish plans in which they will achieve both their academic and career goals.

Students can request a particular advisor by filling out a change of advisor form, available in our office or on our forms page. Additionally, students can request secondary advisors with whom they have a strong mentoring relationship, and ALANA students are provided with secondary advisors in the Office of Intercultural Programs.

Students and advisors should meet at least every semester to discuss course selection, degree progress, career planning and how the semester is going. Advisor and advisee should play an active role in the advising relationship, here are tips for how each party can do just that: Advising Syllabus for Students & Advising Syllabus for Advisors.

What do Academic Advisors assist with?

During the course registration period:

  • Providing you with your individual pin number, required to register for courses
  • Providing guidance in selecting courses that will help you to make progress towards: the Cornerstone Program; your chosen major(s)/minor; exploring an area of interest
  • Clarifying the timeline for adding/dropping courses, or withdrawing from a course (available on the academic calendar)

Beyond registration:

  • Helping to interpret the Stonehill curriculum and creating a 4-year academic plan
  • Guidance for choosing the right major or minor
  • Helping devise and implementing a strategy to improve in a course that is not going well
  • Connecting you with other on-campus resources for academic support

Useful Planning Tools for the Advisor and Advisee:

myAudit

Advisors access through the "faculty services" tab, students access through the "my academics" tab in myHill.

  • Provides a snapshot of degree requirements
  • Calculates progress towards degree completion
  • Provides exploration of major and minor changes through "What-If" function
  • Allows access to major GPA and GPA advice calculators

Worksheets

  • Course Registration Planning Worksheet - for planning the next semester's schedule, during course selection time
  • Four Year Planning Worksheet - for looking at how your whole degree will fit in over the course of your time at Stonehill (including off-campus academic goals, such as studying abroad or doing an internship program)

Course listings by semester

  • View here

  • Add/Drop classes through myHill during the course registration period

Important Advising Dates for Spring 2014:

January 8 Orientation for Transfer Students
January 13 Classes Begin
January 21 Last day for Add/Drop
January 28 Last Day for Pass/Fail Option
March 8-16 Spring Vacation
March 19 Mid-Semester Grades Due
March 28-April 13 Fall 2014 Course Registration
April 3 Last Day to Withdraw from a Spring Course
April 17 Academic Development Day (no classes)
April 17-20 Easter Break (no classes)
April 21 Patriot's Day (no classes)
April 22 Follow a Monday Schedule
May 1 Last Day of Classes
May 2 Reading Day
May 3 First Day of Final Exams
May 9 Last Day of Final Exams
May 12 Semester Grades for Seniors Due Online
May 14 Semester Grades for 2015, 2016 & 2017 Due Online
May 17 Baccalaureate Mass - 4pm
May 18 Commencement