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Academic Advising

Here you will find a collection of information and resources to support students through their academic programs. Become familiar with the programs, policies, procedures and resources of the university so you can make appropriate decisions about your educational experiences.

If you are struggling, please explore resources listed here and also connect with your academic advisor. We can provide support on navigating resources and help you create an action plan for getting back on track. You can contact the Runway Learning Center at 316-942-4291 ext. 2318 or come to Sacred Heart Hall room 301.

Important Note about Full-Time Enrollment:

Full-time enrollment for undergraduate students in the fall/spring semesters is 12 credit hours. Keep this in mind as you plan your enrollment and especially if you decide to change your schedule for any reason. Going below 12 credit hours may have consequences on your financial aid, athletic eligibility (for athletes) and immigration status (for F-1 student visa holders), so be sure to discuss this with the appropriate office(s) before dropping any classes or under-enrolling for the semester.

Specific Student Population Info:

First-time students

  • Traditions and Transitions – Freshmen are required to enroll for Traditions and Transitions (also known as T&T) during their first semester at Newman. This is a freshman seminar designed to improve students’ academic success and help in their social transition to college life.
  • Get involved on campus – Each year we have an Involvement Fair where you can check out student clubs and organizations and other ways to get involved on campus.

New Transfer Students

  • Transfer credits –
  • NSP advising guide - For bachelor program students with an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree
  • Get involved on campus – Each year we have an Involvement Fair where you can check out student clubs and organizations and other ways to get involved on campus.

Student Athletes

  • Undergraduate student athletes should be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester and successfully complete at least 24 credit hours each academic year to remain eligible for athletic participation. These 12 credit hours and 24 credit hours (respectively) have to be non-repeated courses to be considered for eligibility purposes.
  • Students are also required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 each semester and should declare a major before beginning their fifth (5th) full-time semester of college.
  • Graduate students should be enrolled full-time in their program and maintain a 2.0 GPA for athletic eligibility. (Important Note: Newman Master’s programs require a minimum GPA of 3.0 to remain in the program, so be sure to contact your program director for more information about maintaining good standing for your degree.)
  • Students with questions about athletic eligibility should contact Maureen Rohleder in Athletics at 316-942-4291 ext. 2118.

International Students

  • Undergraduate students enrolled on an F-1 Student Visa must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each fall/spring semester
  • Enrollment in online courses is limited for students in F-1 status. Ask the International Advisor if you have questions about taking online courses.
  • International students are invited to visit with the Advisor of Special Populations for assistance with a variety of academic questions and concerns, including:
    • Choosing a major
    • Changing your major or adding a second major
    • General questions about academic policies
    • Developing strategies for academic success (goal setting, time management, study skills, note taking, test preparation and more)


If you are using Veteran’s Benefits or have questions about the process, please contact Sandi Bush at 316-942-4291 ext. 2432 or Victoria Green at ext. 2168.

Veteran support page coming soon.

Where to find the information that you need:

Newman Curriculum:

Enrolling in classes:

Resources to help you succeed in class:

Resources to help you determine your major and/or career:

Paying for college:

Other resources: