Educational Support Services

Advising & Academic Resources

The Office of Academic Advising, which is part of Educational Support Services at Anderson University, is here to assist students. The advising system of support helps students find information, plan, and make decisions regarding classes. Prior to declaring a major during their first year, students are assigned faculty mentors who serve as advisors until students have declared a specific major. Advisors are assigned to students once they have completed a Declaration of Major form in the Office of Advising. Advisors are faculty in the department of the declared major.

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Academic Notice

Students may be dropped from the university at any time when excessive class absences or academic performance indicates inability or unwillingness to achieve normal progress toward a degree. Typically, however, students not in good academic standing are placed on academic probation for a maximum of two consecutive semesters.

To be in good academic standing, students must maintain the following standards:

Hours Earned GPA
1-29 credit hours 1.6
30-59 credit hours 1.8
60 or more credit hours 2.0

In general students on academic notice may not participate in any extracurricular activities. The provost has the final authority over the conditions placed upon students on academic probation.

All students on academic notice are expected to develop and sign an academic support contract before attending classes. The academic support contract may include but is not limited to, such items as study assistance, limits on work commitments, housing, course load, and class attendance.

Students not achieving acceptable standards are barred from returning to Anderson University for a period of at least one semester. Students who are readmitted, after having been barred once, are expected to attain a 2.00 current GPA in their next 12 hours and must continue to achieve or make substantial progress toward the stated minimal standards in order to continue. If they are barred again, it will be for at least two years. Any subsequent readmission will be regarded as a final opportunity to continue studies at Anderson University.

The provost may request the barring appeals committee to review and make recommendations regarding cases when necessary. Extenuating circumstances may justify the continuation of students whose cumulative grade point average falls below the stated standards.


Our services are based on a respect for the diversity of students’ experiences and on the belief that students can further their own learning while acting as a resource for each another. We strive to be a place where students can feel supported in achieving their academic goals and empowered to help one another.


Anderson University believes that all students deserve a fair chance to succeed. We know success depends on students being prepared to meet the rigors of college-level study, and the ALPHA program is designed to support students who have the potential to succeed but have not fully developed the skills necessary for success in college.

In considering new student applications, the committee for admissions carefully reviews academic records, scholastic aptitude scores, and recommendations. Based upon these factors, we may accept students conditionally for participation in the ALPHA program. As part of the program, students are expected to participate in

an orientation designed to help them get ready before the beginning of classes. During the fall semester, students in this program are limited to enrolling for no more than 12-15 hours, though we recommend 15. In addition, these students must enroll in LART 1010 (Strategies for Academic Success), a three-credit-hour course focusing on academic, study, and life skills necessary for success in college.

For more information, contact Keith Willis, Director of Kissinger Academic Center for Excellence and Student Success, or (765)-641-4227


Our advising model is called ASPIRE. It encourages students to consider professional skills and experiences while enrolled in college.

The checklist encludes:

  • attending the mahors fair
  • creating a four-year plan
  • using Handshake
  • creating a resume
  • creating a LinkedIN profile
  • indentifying internships, practicums, and volunteering opportunities

View the complete ASPIRE CHECKLIST.

Contact Us

We’re dedicated to your success at AU.


(765) 641-3991

Student Desk


Multiple Locations

Office Hours

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday