Advising and assessment

All students must be advised before registration. Advising ensures that students have the background to enroll in the courses selected, have received professional advice in selecting courses, and have selected courses that will lead to their goals.

At the advising appointment, students review general education and major course requirements, discuss transfer credit, review placement scores for math and English, and select courses for the coming term. Students receive registration codes at their advising appointments each term to complete the registration process online.

Most entering freshmen, except those in the Chicago College of Performing Arts, have their first advising experience during a Starting Out At Roosevelt session before they begin their studies (CCPA students are advised by a Performing Arts advisor). Professional advisors from Undergraduate Academic Advising and from specific programs such as Education, Hospitality Management, Honors and Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences make certain that freshmen are aware of the university's general education requirements as well as the requirements of their majors.

By the time that students have completed about 60 credit hours and the University Writing Requirement, they will have been transferred to their major areas for advising. Students who have not declared a major or who are on academic probation will continue to be advised in Undergraduate Academic Advising.

Assessment for English and Mathematics

Roosevelt University assesses all undergraduate students for placement into English and mathematics courses. Placement is determined either by ACT or SAT scores, if those scores have been received within the past two years, or by the Roosevelt University Assessment. Transfer students should consult the Roosevelt University Assessment page for more detail.

Degree Works

All degree-seeking students entering Roosevelt as of fall 2014 and later will have a Degree Works audit that details the exact requirements that must be met for graduation.