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Frequently Asked Questions

Advisor Information

Major Information

Degree Plans and Form 48’s

Holds

Internships and Study Abroad

Who is my advisor?

If you are in the Pre-Business program, you will be advised by one of the Student Success Coordinators in the College of Business’ Center for Student Success. Please call (325) 486-6581 to make an appointment, or stop by Room 102 in the Rassman Building. Advising appointments typically last 20-30 minutes and we will be happy to answer all of your questions. If you have previously filed for advanced standing with the College of Business, you may choose to meet with a faculty advisor or one of the Student Success Coordinators. 

What is the best way to communicate with my advisor?

Our Student Success Coordinators can be reached by phone, e-mail or in person. The Center for Student Success is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open through the lunch hour). The office number is (325) 486-6581 and the e-mail address is CollegeofBusinessAdvisor@angelo.edu.

Why should I enroll for courses recommended by my advisor?

Your advisor has taken into account items that you may not have considered, such as: prerequisites, course rotation, degree requirements (by catalog), balancing your course workload and much, much more. In addition, advisors know how delaying some courses will delay your graduation. Read Why Taking Courses in Order Matters for more information.

How do I change my major to one offered by the College of Business?

Visit Room 102 in the Rassman Building and the Student Success Coordinators can help you complete the required paperwork. (It only takes a few minutes!)

Note: Printing a “what if” degree evaluation from RamPort for your intended major does not change your major in your student record.

What majors are offered through the College of Business?

  • Accounting; Integrated Accounting (B.B.A./M.P.Ac.)
  • Finance; Finance with Personal Financial Planning
  • Management; Integrated Management (B.B.A./M.B.A.)
  • Marketing; Integrated Marketing (B.B.A./M.B.A.)
  • Management Information Systems; Integrated Management Information Systems (B.B.A./M.B.A.)
  • International Business

What is a Pre-Business major?

All College of Business majors (including all transfer students) begin in the Pre-Business program. Students must meet the program requirements prior to applying for advanced standing and/or taking upper-level (advanced) courses. To learn more, read the Pre-B.B.A. Requirements. Once you qualify, contact a Student Success Coordinator to apply.

What is advanced standing?

Once Pre-Business program requirements are met, you must apply for advanced standing status. Essentially, you are applying to the College of Business. Read the Pre-B.B.A. Requirements to see if you qualify for advanced standing. Contact a Student Success Coordinator for more information.  

When should I declare my major?

You are required to declare your major by the time you complete 30 semester credit hours. Declaring your major will help you get and stay on track to meet your degree requirements.

Why does it matter what catalog year I file my degree plan under?

Requirements change and the catalog under which you file your official degree plan affects those requirements. You can file under any catalog year in which you have been a student continuously enrolled. Catalogs expire after seven years and you must complete your degree requirements before your chosen catalog expires. If you do not, you will be moved to a new catalog and degree requirements could change. 

What is a prerequisite?

A prerequisite is a requirement that must be met prior to taking a course and, typically, includes successfully completing another course or multiple courses. For example: Before enrolling in ACC 2301, you must have successfully completed MATH 1324 (first business math course, Finite Math). Another example is, before taking ENG 3352 (Business Communications), you must have completed ENG 1301, ENG 1302 and Sophomore Literature.

What is a degree plan?

A degree plan is an official document that you sign to declare your major and the catalog you intend to graduate under. Basically, it is a layout of courses needed to meet degree requirements.

How can I obtain a degree plan required by Veterans Affairs?

Once you have visited with the VETS Center in Room 113 of the Houston Harte University Center, you should schedule an appointment with your Student Success Coordinator in the College of Business. Your coordinator will assist you with preparing your degree plan. The VETS Center only needs to review your degree plan if you are a graduate student. 

What is a Form 48, and where can I get help with it? Do I need one?

ROTC cadets are required to complete Form 48 (an academic degree plan worksheet). Your Student Success Coordinator in the College of Business can assist you in reviewing your worksheet after you have completed a draft of the form.

How do I get a suspension lifted, so that I can be readmitted to ASU?

Follow the instructions on the Request for Release of Academic Suspension Form.

How do I get a “Business Suspension Hold” lifted so I can register?

If you are on suspension, see the instructions on the Request for Release of Academic Suspension Form. If you are on probation, please schedule an appointment with a Student Success Coordinator regarding your academic standing.

If you are not on academic suspension or probation, you must contact a Student Success Coordinator to have a “Business Suspension Hold” lifted. There are multiple reasons for a “Business Suspension Hold” to have been placed on a student account. To allow sufficient time to discuss the hold on your account, please schedule an appointment.

What is an internship?

An internship is a temporary position that provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in their chosen field, determine if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts and/or gain school credit. Internships also provide employers with reduced cost labor and the prospect of interns returning to the company with minimal training required after completing their education.

How do I apply for an internship?

First, you must research where you would like to intern. You should begin researching at least one long semester prior to when you want to enroll in the internship program. You can begin your search with programs listed on the ASU Career Development website.

You must also obtain permission from the Internship Coordinator in you major’s department. This should also be done the semester prior to the time you will begin the internship. Contact your major’s department or a Student Success Coordinator to find out who the Internship Coordinator is for your major.

Are internships paid?

Most corporate internship positions are paid, but some local internship positions may not be paid. Discuss with your Student Success Coordinator how this will affect your ability to work as an intern.

Will I receive credit toward my degree requirements by completing an internship?

You must meet with your Academic Advisor/Student Success Coordinator and the Internship Coordinator in your major’s department prior to beginning any internship position, so as to ensure that it meets the criteria to satisfy degree requirements.

How do I apply for a study abroad program?

You must meet eligibility criteria and apply online prior to program deadlines. For detailed information about study abroad programs and eligibility criteria, please visit the Center for International Studies website.