Find Your Advisor

Indiana State University is committed to providing quality advising.

All students seeking undergraduate degrees or programs are assigned an academic advisor. Students can determine their assigned advisors by consulting the college, the department, the University College, or their portal.

Advising is a central component of success. Students who work closely with their advisors are more likely to meet their goals and achieve academic success. Students should maintain regular contact with their advisor, and are expected to work with their advisor prior to registration each semester to ensure the proper sequencing of courses.

Degree Audit Report

Students should run a degree audit report each semester to use during the advising and registration period for the next term. The degree audit shows academic requirements, grades, GPA, and course history (unofficial transcript). It also shows how completed or transferred courses fulfill degree requirements.

For instructions, visit Degree Plan.


Listed below are answers to some of the most common questions about registration. For further information, visit registration instructions.

  • If an academically dismissed student is seeking re-admission, they need to complete a petition to return. The petition and instructions for completing it can be found at petition for re-admission. Students should complete the petition and wait for a decision about their re-enrollment prior to meeting with an academic advisor.

  • If the student is missing information (for example, Social Security number or birth date) in the system, the student needs to supply the Office of Registration and Records with a copy of the Social Security card and picture ID to satisfy the missing Social requirement. For the birth date, the student will need to submit a birth certificate or a copy of the drivers license.

    The Office of Registration and Records is located in the basement of Parsons Hall and their contact number is 237-2020.

  • Students should contact the Office of Admissions in order to resolve an outstanding application fee hold or submission of official transcripts and records. The Office of Admissions is located in John W. Moore Welcome Center and the contact number is 237-2121.

  • Students must complete the immunization form found on the Office of Registration and Records website. The Office of Registration and Records is located in the subterranean level of Parsons Hall. Their contact number is 237-2020.

  • Students should visit Bursar Operations on the first floor of Parsons Hall to talk with an account analyst about paying their bill or discussing questions about their account. Information about payment options is available on Sycamore Express at Pay Your Bill.

    Students with a federal loan hold (FL) need to contact Bursar Operations at 237-3511 if they plan on re-enrolling.

    Students should verify that there are no missing items preventing financial aid from disbursing. All requested financial aid documents are posted in the student's MyISU Portal under the "financial aid" departmental tab in Self Service. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located on the first floor of Tirey Hall and their contact number is (812) 237-2215.

  • Based on University policy, the following students are required to have their current advisement PIN to register for courses:

    - All freshman and sophomore students
    - Any student not in good academic standing
    - All student athletes
    - Junior, sophomore, and freshman students in the Honor's Program

    You will need to obtain your advisement PIN from your academic advisor.

  • It is always a good idea to take a copy of your degree audit with you to your advising appointment. The Degree Audit Reporting System is a cumulative curriculum record of a student's progress in completing an ISU degree. You may run a degree audit report for your declared degree programs—or for degree programs in which you are interested. The degree audit/worksheet details all of the requirements that must be completed to finish a degree at Indiana State University. You can access your Degree Audit Reporting Tools under the "Student Tab" in your Portal account. Contact your advisor if you have any specific questions regarding advisement appointment needs.

  • Your class standing is based on earned credit hours on your record. Any credit hours you are currently enrolled in are not included in determining your class standing.

    - Senior: earned at least 90 credit hours
    - Junior: earned between 60-89 credit hours
    - Sophomore: earned between 30-59 credit hours
    - Freshman: earned between 0-29 credit hours

    Note: Credit hour loads differ for Federal loan purposes. Visit Federal Direct Stafford Loan for details.

  • Advisors can be contacted in multiple ways, such as via email, phone, or visiting their office. Please understand that advisors have many students to see during priority registration, so you may not be able to get an immediate appointment. If your advisor does not respond to your attempts at contact, get in touch with the departmental office for your major or the University College. This office might be a student services office in your college (for example, the Scott College of Business) or it might be a departmental chairperson in your major (for example, the Psychology Department). Contact information for these offices is available on the Web.


The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the Catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time. The right to correct errors is also reserved.