As an NKU student, you are required to meet with your advisor every semester. This helps ensure that you're on track to meet your graduation goals.
As a first-time English major -- whether you're an incoming Freshman, have changed your major, or have just transfered to the University -- your advisor will be Kendra Conley. She's our resident specialist for getting new English students off to a great start.
Kendra can be reached by phone at (859) 572-1394 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After your first year with Ms. Conley, you will be assigned an advisor from amongst the Department of English's faculty, with whom you'll work for the remainder of your time as a major.
For individual faculty contact informtaion, see this page.
In addition to your regular meetings with your adivsor, it can help to have a tool for tracking your progress and planning your future course of study. That's why we've put together our Advising Workbook, which includes lists of requirements for each of our various tracks, as well as checklists so you can see your progress.
Note: Your academic calendar year is the year you started in the program. You can find your academic calendar year in the "Degree Requirement Catalog" section of your MyNKU account, under the "My Records" tab.
Check out the registrar's table of registration windows and registration window calculator. It's based on how many credit hours you have!
Consult these handy guides:
Or check the University Catalog.
Right. All NKU students are required to meet with their advisor before they register for classes. If you haven't done this yet, go ahead and place the classes you're interested in taking into your registration cart and e-mail your advisor to make an appointment.
If you have a hold that isn't an advising hold, go to this page to see who to contact about the hold.
If you're a first year student or you just transferred into English, Kendra Conley (email@example.com | 859-572-1394). If you're a sophomore or higher, you've been assigned to a faculty advisor. You can see exactly who your advisor is my going into myNKU, clicking on the "Student Self-Service" tab, then "My Records," then "My Advisors."
Contact Kendra Conley, our resident specialist on new English majors.
Have a general question that you don't think you need a whole advising appointment for? Just give the main office a call at (859) 572-5416.
If you'd like to schedule an appointment or ask a question with your faculty advisor, you can look up their contact information using our Faculty Contact Page.
No big deal. For classes, you can add and drop them with no penalty for the first week of school. After that, there's a schedule that determines how much you'll have to pay for the class, if it will appear on your transcript, and what grade you will receive. You can see that schedule here.
If you want to change majors, you can do that through myNKU. However, you'll need to meet with an advisor from your original department and from the department you'd like to switch into before your request to change majors will be approved.
Great! Have you also:
If so, you're ready to graduate.
Yeah! Check out your degree audit in myNKU. That will check for all the basic requirements, as well as your major and minor requirements. The only thing it can't do is automatically grab substitution courses, like transfers from other institutions or Independent Study courses that you're counting a certain way. Your advisor or department chair can help you double check for issues like that.
You must apply for graduation through MyNKU. Then fill out a certification form, schedule a meeting with the department chair, and bring the completed form. Generally, this process must be completed the semester before you plan to graduate. You can find more information, including deadlines and procedures, on the Registrar's webpage.
Our department chair is John Alberti, who you can contact by phone at 859-572-5619, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bye! We'll miss you!
Unless, of course, you'd like a graduate degree...