All students are assigned a faculty member from their major department to serve as their academic advisor. In addition, first-year students are assigned an academic advisor in the Academic Success Center for the first year at Worcester State University. Undeclared students and Liberal Studies major have Academic Success Center advisors assigned to them. Each student meets with their academic advisor during the regularly scheduled advising period each semester to review academic progress and select courses for the coming semester. Faculty and academic advisors must approve all courses taken off campus, using appropriate forms available in the Office of the Registrar. All advisors have office hours, so the student should contact the advisor whenever information or an opinion on an academic matter is needed.