When you’re ready to apply for a major, you may request that a major advisor be assigned to you if you do not already have a faculty advisor in the department in which you are interested. You may request a new advisor online through the Banner Information System. Enter the system and choose “Student Menu” followed by “Academic Progress Menu,” which includes the “Change of Advisor” option.
If you have not yet declared a major, schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor before your registration appointment time. Once you have met with your advisor they will lift your hold so you are able to register.
If you do not know who your advisor is, find out by viewing “Check your Registration Information” in the Student Menu of the Banner Information System, and clicking on the Degree Link in the curriculum section at the bottom of the page.
See the SPU Handbook for more information.
- Your academic counselor is a resource — for you and your faculty advisor — regarding policies related to completing your degree.
- Your academic counselor follows your progress from admission through graduation, specifically by evaluating transcripts for transfer students, confirming the transferability of courses you may want to take elsewhere while a student at SPU, completing graduation checklists, and awarding honors and degrees.
A full listing of requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Find out more about graduating early.
All students are required to complete 5 Mathematics credits as a part of the Exploratory Curriculum. It is important to note that only specific courses will complete this requirement (please refer to the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of the University Catalog for a full listing of courses). All math courses have specific placement requirements. More information on placement requirements can be found on the Placement Test section of the Math Department’s webpage.
Banner is used to:
- Register, add, or drop classes during the designated dates each quarter.
- View transcripts and other student records, print unofficial copies of your transcript.
- Check financial aid information.
- Make payments on your student account.
- Submit timesheets and view student employment records.
- Request and maintain computer resources such as email and personal homepages.
- Register for or sign up for other events, such as Commencement and ASSP elections.
Blackboard Learning System is SPU’s online learning resource. Not all classes utilize this system, though many instructors use Blackboard in a "blended" instructional format that integrates classroom lectures with online resources and components. Access Blackboard under Online Services in the burgundy bar at the top of the SPU homepage.
Blackboard is used to:
- Operate instructional tools for courses in which you’re currently registered.
- Submit coursework for current classes.