The academic advisors at Andrews University want to help your son or daughter have a satisfying academic experience and to help them use the resources available on campus.
The role of the academic advisor is to give students tools, information, and suggestions which they will use to make informed decisions. It is the student’s responsibility to take an active role in their education. Students need to be knowledgeable of university policies and procedures and to seek out the information they need -- academic advisors will play a key role in helping students in their quest for knowledge.
Parents may, at times, find themselves in a complex position regarding their son or daughter’s academic planning and experiences. Parents are encouraged to talk to their son or daughter about the importance of maintaining a relationship with their academic advisor and also the importance of learning to search for answers on their own.
Andrews University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This law is commonly referred to as FERPA.
FERPA provides students with certain privacy rights in their educational records and, except in limited circumstances, educational records may not be released to anyone outside the institution without prior authorization by students. The University’s policies dealing with FERPA are explained more fully in the Bulletin.
By completing the on-line Access to Student Educational Records Authorization Form students will enable the University to fully communicate with parents, guardians, and/or other individuals whose involvement may be important to students’ success at Andrews University.
Students access this document on-line through their preVue and iVue profiles and indicate the name or names of individuals they authorize to have access to their educational information.