Students entering with declared majors are advised by an assigned faculty member within the respective department. First-year students without declared majors participate in the Academic Exploration (AE) or the Exploratory Healthcare (EH) program and are advised by an advisor in Student Success and Academic Advising. Students can be in the AE or EH program for up to three semesters before they are required to choose a major, at which time they are assigned an advisor from their particular department. Students need to assume responsibility in actively planning their academic schedule. The role of the academic advisor is to assist with registration advising, which guides the student in course selection to fulfill graduation requirements in the major the student has selected. Beyond registration, the advisor helps the student to set and achieve academic, professional, and personal goals.