Academic Advising Requirements
All undergraduate students are assigned an academic advisor to provide course registration advisement prior to registration.
Depending on a student's major (education), new incoming freshman student status or special admit program (EOF, Bridge to Success, Supera), an academic advisement hold will be placed on their account each semester until they have met with an advisor. Students with registration advisement holds are required to contact their respective academic advisor for removal of this hold prior to registration. Students with a second major or content area may have a second major advisement hold placed on their account until they have met with their second advisor. For additional information about resolving registration advisement holds, please click here.
Academic advisors for continuing undergraduate students are assigned by academic major, credits completed, campus and/or special admit program. All students are encouraged to regularly review their program evaluations and seek registration guidance from their academic advisor to ensure timely degree completion. Each academic advisor may have different preferences for scheduling advisement appointments, but students should utilize contact methods through the Advise Student Experience or Kean Email. To find a specific academic advisor's contact information, please view the Kean University Directory.
Continuing undergraduate students can find their advisor as a part of their success network within the Advise Student Experience or by visiting KeanWISE. For additional information about finding your assigned academic advisor in KeanWISE, please click here.
Graduate students should contact their Academic Program Coordinator to schedule an advisement appointment for assistance with selecting courses. New incoming graduate students may find their Academic Program Coordinator's contact information in their acceptance letter. Continuing graduate students may find their Program Coordinator by visiting their respective graduate program's webpage.
Prior to registering for classes, all new incoming transfer students must connect with a faculty advisor in their respective academic department to receive academic advisement. New incoming transfer students should refer to the enrollment checklist for additional information by clicking here.
To find your assigned academic advisor in KeanWISE, please follow these steps:
STEP ONE: Go to KeanWISE and login.
STEP TWO: Navigate to Student Planning through the Students menu.
STEP THREE: Select "Go to Plan & Schedule" under option 2 on the "Steps to Getting Started" page.
STEP FOUR: On the "Plan your Degree and Schedule your courses" page, select the tab for "Advising"
STEP FIVE: Under "My Advisors," each academic advisor assigned to a student will be visible, along with the advising relationship (ex: 1st Major Primary Faculty Advisor, Bridge to Success Advisor, SUPERA Advisor, EOF Program Advisor, 2nd Major Primary Faculty Advisor, etc...). The email icon to the left of the academic advisor's name can also be used to email the advisor. The academic advisor's contact information can also be found in the Kean University Directory.
If no undergraduate academic advisor is assigned, or you have issues finding your undergraduate academic advisor, please contact the One Stop Service Center for assistance. To resolve academic advisement holds when no academic advisor is listed, students may also contact the respective program's department chair or executive director.