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NKU students are expected to attend the first scheduled class session of each course for which they are enrolled. If a student does not attend the first day of class, the instructor may drop the student for non-attendance.
Students who know they will be absent must contact their instructor(s) prior to the first class meeting to explain their absence and request to remain enrolled in the course.
The proper selection of courses is important for every NKU student. Therefore, you are encouraged to meet with your academic advisor prior to registration each term. As part of the advising process, you may be REQUIRED to have your class schedule approved before you are eligible to register. The following criteria have been established for each division of students who MUST see their academic advisor prior to registration.
The first time a student’s cumulative GPA drops below 2.00, the student is placed on academic warning and will receive a letter indicating the student’s status and the consequences of being on academic warning. When a student is placed on academic warning, the following occur:
a) A registration hold is placed on the student’s record, which prevents the student from registering for classes prior to meeting with an advisor.
b) The student will be required to meet with an advisor to remove the registration hold and to develop a plan for improving the student’s academic performance.
c) The student will be advised to take advantage of the university’s many services that support student success.
All pre-major undergraduate nursing students are required to meet with an advisor, including post-bachs. All students in the four-year BSN Program are required to meet with an advisor, including post-bachs. All students in the Accelerated BSN Program are required to meet with an advisor, including post-bachs. All undeclared students in the CHP are required to meet with an advisor.
All RN-BSN pre-majors are required to meet with an advisor. All RN-BSN majors are encouraged to make an advising appointment during their first semester.
All pre-major undergraduate Respiratory Care students are required to meet with an advisor, including post-bachs. All pre-major undergraduate Radiologic Science students are required to meet with an advisor, including post-bachs.
Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Social Work, and Human Services:
Pre-Athletics Training majors are required to meet with an advisor. Exercise Science majors are required to meet with an advisor. Social Work and Human Services majors are required to meet with an advisor.
School of Media and Communication:
Students with 45 hours or less are required to meet with an advisor.
School of Computing and Analytics:
Students with 45 hours or less are required to meet with an advisor except for Business Information Systems students which are required to meet with an advisor if under 60 hours.
All students are required to meet with an advisor.
AC - Lucas Administrative Center
BC - Business Academic Center
CA - Campbell Hall
CH - Callahan Hall
CS - Ceramic & Sculpture Bldg.
FA - Fine Arts Center
FH - Founders Hall
GH - Griffin Hall
HC - A. D. Albright Health Center
HE - Health Innovation Center
HR - Honors House
LA - Charles O. Landrum Academic Center
MP - Mathematics•Education•Psychology Center
NC - Norse Commons
NH - Louie B. Nunn Hall
RH - Regents Hall
SC - Dorothy Westerman Herrmann Natural Science Center
SL - W. Frank Steely Library
SU - James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union
UC - University Center
US - University Suites
GA - NKU Grant County Center