Organizations & Services

Academic Advising

An academic advisor is assigned to each student upon admission to the School of Public Health - Bloomington. Because the advisor-student relationship is so beneficial to the student's academic progress and career planning, each student in the school is required to meet with his or her assigned School of Public Health - Bloomington academic advisor before registering for classes each term. During these meetings, a student and advisor identify the courses in which the student will enroll for the following term. The resulting semester schedule is recorded either in Onestart on the advising contacts system, or on a paper Academic Advisor Registration Approval Form, and signed by the advisor. If the advising record is saved online, the advisor will contact the School of Public Health - Bloomington Records Office and the student will be given clearance to register. If the paper form is utilized, the student must submit the signed form to the Records Office in HPER 115 to receive clearance to register. Paper copies of the Advisor Registration Approval Form may be picked up in HPER 115, or the form may be downloaded online at (Additional registration information is available at

Students seeking certificates, baccalaureate degrees, and master's degrees may use online academic advisement reports and degree requirement tab sheet summaries as effective tools to track academic progress. Academic advisement reports (AAR's) are available to admitted Indiana University students at AAR's allow Indiana University students to view their completed and enrolled course credits in a context that shows completed academic program requirements, as well as those requirements that remain unfinished. In addition, requirements for each degree program are summarized on a degree requirement tab sheet. These tab sheets are available online at, or in printed form in the School of Public Health - Bloomington Records Office in HPER 115. The tab sheet summary for each academic program specifies such requirements as total credit hours needed for completion of the degree, courses to be taken, GPA requirements, suggested electives, and other information. These advising tools are used by students and their academic advisors to guide the selection of courses and monitor progress. Adhering to stated requirements is the student's responsibility.

A doctoral student will have course work individually prescribed by the student's faculty advisory committee.  Doctoral students must meet with their academic advisors to determine the sequence in which to enroll in the prescribed courses.

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