First-Time Freshmen Advising

Welcome to TSU!

Knowing what to look for and how to connect are the first steps to your success. Our goal is to support you and help you and your family navigate your academic journey and transition to TSU. 


Stay Informed

Things to Do NOW 

  • View Your Schedule
  • Know How to Read Your Schedule
  • View the Freshmen Guide & Dates Below

Other Things to Do

  • View Majors/Minors Here
  • Follow up with Admissions & Records for Transcript & Scores
  • Check your emails daily for Updates & Events
  • Connect with Your Advisor and Peers Early

Early & On-Time Graduation

Find out about academic programs to help you accelerate and complete your degree early and on time!


1. View Your Schedule

  • Follow All Steps | Written Instructions | Video Instructions
  • Make sure you're not repeating courses completed or that you may get credit by examination (i.e. ACT, AP, or IB)
  • Got a Schedule and No Longer Attending TSU? If you are no longer attending TSU, please complete this form
    • Form closes at noon on Aug 25 | Submit requests to the Records Office after the deadline

2. Know How to Read Your Schedule and the Catalog

  • View the Academic Language Guide HERE

3. Understand your Major and Course Program of Study (CPoS)

  • View your major on your TSU unofficial transcript - Video Instructions
  • Know how CPoS affects your money if you are receiving any financial aid

4. Connect with your Advisor

  • Residential & Commuters - (In Person) in Kean Hall (Aug 15-25)
  • Online Freshmen with All Online Classes - Day/Time and Zoom Info Here

1. Know when to book an appointment, when to come for drop-in hours, and how to get the advisement hold lifted during pre-registration.

  • Click here to learn the differences between appointments and drop-in / walk-in hours
  • Click here to know the hours/days you can make appointments or drop-in/ walk-in for assistance
  • Click here to see pre-registration freshmen advisement requirements
  • Click here to see registration dates and advising information

Pre-Registration is Sept 6 - Oct 20

2. Download the EAB-Navigate App or access it using the direct link on our Advisement page

All appointments are scheduled using EAB-Navigate

1. Spring Registration and Advisement in Elliott Hall (Women's Building) Auditorium

  • Registration and Advisement Schedule
  • Zoom Link for Freshmen with Fully Online Schedules
  • Students who do not get the advisement hold lifted during pre-registration prior to October 20 will be assisted by drop-in/walk-in 
  • Complete requirements during pre-registration to avoid not getting the class preferences you want for Spring 2024

2. Consider Xtreme Winter Break courses to accelerate your time to graduation. Click here for more information.

3. After November 17, students will be assisted by drop-in/walk-in virtually or in Clement Hall through mid-December. Additionally, students who are on probation at the end of the term will be contacted by Academic Affairs when final grades are posted to your account.

4. If your academic standing changes to probation or if you make a D or F in any course, you should consult with your advisor regarding courses to take and/or repeat in the spring.

The FRESHMEN FALL GUIDE is a quick tool to help you remember things you will learn before and after orientation. You will need it to access the catalog and other important links.

Students are encouraged to do the following:

1. Complete the My Majors Assessment

2. Visit What Can I Do With This Major

 View our Contact Us page and Instagram ( @osstsu ) for updates. Refresh your screen and clear your browsing history often to see recent updates to our pages.

Your advisor will register you for the spring after you register for orientation and complete an advisement session with your advisor. Sessions are approx 15 minutes.

Virtual Session Information

December 11 -12 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Central Time) Zoom Link HERE
December 13 1PM - 3 PM (Central Time) Zoom Link HERE

To get a schedule for the spring, do the following:

  1. Accept the Admission Offer (Confirm your Intent to Enroll) in the Future Tiger Portal
  2. Submit Immunization Records to the Student Health Center
  3. Register for Orientation in the Future Tiger Portal (when it opens)
  4. Submit Test Scores (ACT, SAT, IB, AP) and keep a copy
  5. Submit official and final college transcripts to Admissions if you completed courses for college credit while in high school.
  6. Attend advising sessions specific to first-time freshmen entering Spring 2024. Sessions will occur December 11-13. 
Jan 10 - You will connect with your advisor at Orientation to discuss any adjustments to your schedule.