GENERAL INFORMATION ADMISSIONS/REGISTRATION ACADEMIC ADVISING An Academic Advisor is a faculty or staff member assigned to a student for the purpose of mentoring, helping to plan a course of study, approving schedules, and approving changes of schedules. Each student has an academic advisor. All first-time students are required to be advised before enrolling in courses. All students who select an area of major interest will be assigned an advisor in the area selected. Students who do not select a major upon enrolling will be assigned to a general advisor. Once a major has been selected, they may be reassigned to an advisor in the area selected. A student may request a change of advisor by completing a form and returning it to the Office of Enrollment Services/Registrar. Forms are available on line in the Admissions Tab in the My ASUN portal.
ACADEMIC DISTINCTION The Chancellor's List is published at the end of each fall and spring semester for all students who have a 4.0 GPA with at least 12 credit hours (excluding developmental classes). The Academic Vice Chancellor's List is published at the end of each fall and spring semester for all students completing at least 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99 (excluding developmental classes). • Each semester, students named to the Chancellor's List and Academic Vice Chancellor's List receives a scholastic achievement certificate from ASU- Newport. • At Commencement, graduates who have a cumulative 3.8 GPA (at the time of commencement), and will complete an Associate’s degree or Technical certificate will be awarded the Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence.
ACADEMIC LOAD The maximum student academic load shall not exceed 18 hours per semester in fall or spring and 14 hours in the combined summer terms without special approval from the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Courses taken concurrently at other institutions will be considered in calculating the maximum load. Students who meet the following provisions are exempt from special approval: student has declared a major for which the Program of Study detailed in the catalog lists more than the maximum academic load for an individual semester or term and is enrolled in only those courses and the student has appropriate major and degree plan on file with his or her advisor.