Professional Advising

As an incoming freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences you will have the opportunity to meet with a Professional Advising Coach and/or one of our four Peer Advising Coaches at Dakota State University. Our advisors can assist you with various parts of your university experience, including:

  • registering for classes
  • developing organizational skills, effective study habits, and time management strategies
  • how and when to contact a learning assistant or tutor
  • meeting your professors and the campus community
  • finding forms and departments
  • applying for graduation
  • becoming involved in a club or organization
  • locating opportunities for community involvement/volunteering
  • getting most out of your syllabus
  • planning your program and career
  • and much more!

Each year, as a part of the University’s Title III program, additional Professional Advisors will be added to support all of DSU’s Colleges.

On-Campus Students: Sign-up for an on-campus DSU registration day.

Distance Students:  Contact the Office of Online Education.

Transfer Students or Adult Learners: Contact DSU’s Office of Admissions.

Currently, Professional Advising is also available in the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

Advising Resources at DSU

Starfish

D2L

WebAdvisor

Using WebAdvisor, you can:

  •  Search and register for classes
  • Check grades
  • View billing/financial information
  • Run a program evaluation
  • Print an unofficial transcript
  • Buy books
  • Change name and address
  • Check the academic calendar and final exam schedule
  • Apply for graduation

To change or declare your major

Change of Undergraduate Major/Minor/Specialization/Certificate Program/Catalog Year form (PDF)

Contact Dana Hoff , Professional Advising Coach, Arts & Sciences

Email: dana.hoff@dsu.edu

Phone: 605-256-5033

Office: Learning Engagement Center (LEC) #31

Employment Opportunities for DSU Students

Interested in being a Peer Advising Coach?  - Click here

Additional Resources

Writing Center

Beadle Hall #112

Contact: writingcenter@dsu.edu or  kacie.fodness@dsu.edu

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Learning Engagement Center SI Conference Room

Contact: kacie.fodness@dsu.edu

Tutoring

Learning Engagement Center

Contact: Patti.Beck@dsu.edu

Student Success

Learning Engagement Center

Contact:  success.center@dsu.edu

Career Services

Learning Engagement Center   

Contact: career.services@dsu.edu

Student Life

Trojan Center  

Contact: 605-256-5146