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Advisement week begins on Monday, March 22

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Get ready for Advisement Week on Monday, March 22 with some helpful information
Justin Kanski, Staff Writer

Monday, March 22 is the beginning of Advisement Week so mark those calendars!

All undergraduate students will be required to receive academic advisement prior to registration. Academic advisement will be provided by the student’s faculty advisor. An academic advisement hold will be placed on the student’s account until they have met with their advisor. ​Students can access their advisor information by logging into their KeanWISE account and clicking on the link to Search Office Hours by Faculty/Advisor Name. (The link will only provide students with their advisor information based on the primary major of choice and secondary majors.)​

Students with a second major or content area will have a second major advisement held on their account until they have met with their second advisor. Students can access their second advisor information by visiting the Academic Listing. If the course a student is trying to register for states “Approved Petition Required”, the student must contact that academic department to receive approval for the course.

  1.  Make a virtual appointment with a faculty advisor for their program through the Kean Student Experience. After meeting with one’s academic advisor, it is helpful to have the following on hand:

  • Personal Program Evaluation - can be accessed through KeanWISE

  • A list of five courses in the desired degree program to enroll in for Fall 2021.

  • 1-2 additional "safety" courses in the case that one of the preferred courses is already filled

  • Registration: After meeting with an advisor, register for Fall 2021 classes via KeanWISE. This video offers step-by-step instructions for course registration in KeanWISE.

  • Financial Aid: If there have been changes to a personal financial situation due to COVID-19, schedule a virtual meeting with a financial aid counselor who can provide information to update one’s FAFSA.

  • Once all holds are resolved, the process for registration can begin. This video offers step-by-step instructions for course registration via KeanWISE. If there are any questions about student records or registration, click here to join the online queue and connect with a One-Stop Service representative today. If there is a hold that is preventing one from registering for classes, please access KeanWISE and click on the “Student Restrictions” link under the “Academic Profile” menu, to identify the type of hold on the account. Once identified, please contact the following offices to resolve them:

    A1 or A2 – Academic Advisement

    Academic Advisor*

    Make a virtual appointment with an academic advisor through the Kean Student Experience. Watch this brief video if assistance is needed to navigate the platform.  

    OFB – Financial Obligation

    Office of Student Accounting


    LX (Loan Exit) or FA (Financial Aid)

    Office of Financial Aid


    IR – Immunization Records

    Office of Health Services



    EEO/EOF & PASSPORT Counselor

    If the last name starts with:

       A-G, the counselor is Chrysten Colacicco colacicc@kean.edu

       H-O, the counselor is Dr. Debora Rivera debriver@kean.edu

       P-Z, the counselor is Billie Bailey baileyb@kean.edu

    As per recent updates from Kean University President Lamont Repollet, Ed.D. “Kean University plans to fully return to in-person instruction, research, residential life and activities in Fall 2021. This decision comes as COVID-19 vaccinations increase and the country moves toward herd immunity. The university is now scheduling all classes, with the exception of Kean Online courses and a limited number of select courses, to take place on campus beginning September 1.”

    For more information on advisement week, please visit KeanWise, Cougar Link and check email updates regularly.

    about the author
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    Justin Kanski, Staff Writer

    Justin Kanski is a senior majoring in Communication with a focus on Media/Film and a minor in Health Relations. A Staff Writer for The Cougar's Byte, Justin is also a part of Kean TV and WKNJ 90.3 Cougar Radio as the host of J Money Jams. He is a member of the Leadership Institute Platinum Level and has served as a New Student Orientation Leader for the past two years. Justin’s favorite shows are “Power” and "Cobra Kai" while his favorite movies are anything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also loves listening to Hip-Hop music. Whether it be in front of the camera or behind it, Justin aspires to be a media mogul.