Individualized Student Coaching / Academic Advising

Advising at DSU

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!

As a part of the University’s Title III program, each year, additional Professional Advisors will be added for all of DSU’s Colleges.

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

Distance Students:  Contact 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

Change or declare your major

Additional Resources

Writing Center - Beadle Hall #112

Contact: or

Supplemental Instruction (SI) - Learning Engagement Center SI Conference Room


Tutoring -  Learning Engagement Center


Student Success -  Learning Engagement Center


Career Services - Learning Engagement Center   


Student Life - Trojan Center  

Contact: 605-256-5146

Dana Hoff
Dana Hoff
Dana Hoff

Position: Professional Advising Coach

Department: Title III / Student Retention