Academic advising is central to the educational experience at Centenary College. The advisor-advisee relationship extends the teaching and learning process through which students realize their academic goals. At Centenary, academic advising is an integrated process that fosters and supports student success, empowering students in their pursuit of educational, professional, and life goals.

Advisor Responsibilities

As an academic advisor, your responsibilities are to:

  • Assist students in planning their academic program
  • Approve each student's course schedule for each semester, including all changes in registration
  • Direct each student into a major and/or pre-professional program no later than the beginning of the junior year
  • Prepare a degree plan with your advisee. This must be completed and approved by the end of the sophomore year
  • Be available for consultation regarding your advisee’s academic, personal, and social problems, and make referrals as needed. If your advisee has an Integrated Advising team, stay in touch with the IA team leader


Advisee Responsibilities

Your advisee’s responsibilities are to:

  • Pursue information, advice, and perspective from faculty and staff, with help from their advisor for referrals
  • Ask questions
  • Know graduation requirements and keep track of progress towards a degree by using their Degree Plan
  • Know academic deadlines (add, drop, course withdrawal, registration, etc.), which can be found in the Academic Catalogue and online 
  • Know the College’s policy regarding academic honesty 
  • Know how to prepare for registration appointments by following their advisor’s direction.
  • Research possible future plans: major, study abroad, career fields, etc. by talking with the appropriate campus resources
  • Let their advisor know about academic difficulties


Important Information 

Catalogue Version
Please remember to advise (course registration and degree planning) based on the catalogue year under which the student-advisee entered Centenary. Changes to curriculum do not apply to previous catalogues. To take advantage of any catalogue or policy changes, a student may opt to graduate under a more recent catalogue. However, they may not revert to a version prior to their admission to Centenary.

Account Holds and Banner PIN
In order for students to register for classes, they must have resolved any holds on their account and know their six-digit Banner PIN. Students can check to see if they have holds in Banner.

Degree Plan
A degree plan must be filed before they apply for candidacy for graduation. Students must file their degree plans, approved by their advisors and endorsed by the Registrar, by the end of the spring of their sophomore year. If not received by the end of the spring of their sophomore year, a hold will be placed on a student’s account until the degree plan is turned in to the Office of the Registrar.

Repeat and Replace
By permission of the current instructor or Provost, any student may repeat once any course at Centenary for which credit has been earned. Learn more

“Handle Your Business”
Refer students to the Registrar’s “Handle Your Business” resource page to keep them accountable and on track for graduation. 


New, Important, or Recently Changed Policies

  • Students may not drop Trek 115.
  • All first-year students must take Trek 115. Transfer students with 27 hours of credit plus a college level writing course are exempt from TREK 115.
  • Students within 8 hours of degree completion may commence at graduation. See the full policy. 


Advising by Year


Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy The institution does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or on any other basis proscribed by federal, state, or local law.