To assist all students in planning and scheduling their academic programs, developing their talents, and pursuing their passions, several levels of advising are open to all students.
- An academic advisor meets with each new student early in their first semester.. Students who have chosen a major meet with a faculty advisor in that academic department. Students who are undecided upon a major meet with the Director of Career Services or of the Student Success Center. The student and the advisor go over the student’s transfer credit if applicable and preview the requirements to graduate from Maharishi University of Management. They plan a schedule of courses for the first year and discuss the student’s plans and goals for graduating.
- The Graduation Director meets with the student on an as-needed basis to advise the student on progress toward meeting the University’s graduation requirements. She can send the student a degree check by e-mail or other pertinent information as requested. The Graduation Director is available on most class days throughout the year to answer questions about classes, policies, and requirements and to help students understand and plan their progress toward meeting their academic goals.
- The Director of the Student Success Center and the Director of Career Services serve as the academic advisors for continuing students until the students declare a major. They also welcome students to continue to seek their guidance after they declare a major or if they are considering changing majors. Each undergraduate and graduate department provides academic advising for its majors. The Director of the Student Success Center meets with students who may be facing academic challenges to develop a plan to address those challenges and promote the student’s academic success.
By using all these resources, students are informed of degree requirements, policies, and options as they are scheduling their courses and progressing toward their degree and life goals.