Academic Advising

Advising with a purpose.

Gain the ability to feed academic requirement definitions and enrollment history into the plan to help advisors make recommendations and students make decisions to optimize their path to success.

Assign advisors to different cohorts of students and enable students to have multiple advisors for their respective educational objectives.

Student grades, history, academic plans, finance information, and more reside in a single system protected by your own security rules.

Allow advisors to track academic standing status in real time.

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Rethink academic planning.

Traditionally, academic planning activities are tethered to paper forms and business processes related to creating, reviewing, and approving an academic plan. With Workday, students can see how they will complete their academic requirements over time and can better plan how to graduate within their target timeframe.

  • Say goodbye to paper academic planning exercises. Plan your entire learning journey with contemporary technology.
  • Develop coherent plans across a student’s entire educational career, not just in the first year or until a program of study has been declared.
  • Integrate planning, scheduling, and advising in one. View saved schedules without logging into yet another system.

A flexible academic requirement framework.

Define academic requirements to assess a student’s progress toward their educational objective (commonly referred to as degree audit). Allow students and advisors to view academic progress on the student profile.

  • Assign academic requirements to academic units, programs of study, or program of study concentrations.
  • Configure a hierarchical framework to assign academic requirements to the highest possible level, where they can be inherited by all subordinate elements.
  • Allow subordinate elements within the hierarchy to modify the requirement definition of a superior element.
  • Permit or restrict courses to satisfy multiple academic requirements.

Control over programs of study types.

Institutions can define programs of study that fully encapsulate a student’s educational objective.

  • Support programs of study types such as official programs, formalized-joint programs, non-degree programs, undeclared programs, minors, and advisory programs.
  • Incorporate advisory programs to support professional programs such as pre-dentistry, childhood education, or pre-law, and provide students with insight into post-graduation requirements.
  • Configure the program area framework to associate programs of study areas that are broader than the program itself by exposing meta-majors and grouping programs of study that span across an institution's academic structure. 
  • Utilize program focus types to allow students to choose a focus that is more narrow than their official program of study.