If you are a current Black Hills State University student taking classes at the University Center- Rapid City and need advice on which classes to take this semester, let us know! Stop by the Administrative Offices at the UC-RC M-F from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, call us at 605-718-4373, or send us an email at BHSU-RCInfo@BHSU.edu to set up an advising appointment.
Have your completed fewer than 60 credit hours? If so, you are required to meet with either your program advisor, with an advisor during one of the group advising sessions, or your BHSU Rapid City advisor, Katie Pavel or Kathleen Fitzgerald-Ellis, before registering for classes.
- Why is advising a key component of the registration process? Meeting with an advisor will save you time, money and energy, and will strengthen your education. Simple as that.
- How can a faculty advisor who is specific to my program of study help me during and after registration? Faculty advisors can help you choose classes that are appropriate for your education as they are aware of class rotations and workloads of classes. They can also help you think about how your courses and degree program connect with your career interests and goals, and can aid you in internship opportunity searches, career planning, scholarship searches and much more.
- If I am required to meet with an advisor because I have completed fewer than 60 credit hours, how do I end my advising hold? Your specified faculty advisor and/or Katie Pavel can end your advising hold once you have met with one of them.
- Can I attend the group advising sessions even if the advisor is not my specified faculty advisor? How will my advising hold be ended then? Yes, you can attend any of the group advising sessions that are specific to your program of study! If the advisor guiding the session is not your specified advisor, you can have him/her sign an “advising passport” card (available in the Admin Office of the UC-RC), which you can then return to Katie Pavel to have the advising hold ended.
- How do I know who my advisor is? You can identify your advisor by going to “My Profile” within the Students Menu in WebAdvisor. If you are taking classes at the UC-RC, you will likely have two advisors assigned, a faculty advisor who is specific to your program of study and Katie Pavel or Kathleen Fitzgerald-Ellis, general BHSU Rapid City advisors. You may meet with either your faculty advisor, Katie or Kathleen. Note, however, the benefits of meeting with a faculty advisor!