Advising Resources FAQ

Advising Resources FAQ

Who is my faculty advisor?

Your faculty advisor is assigned through your academic department. To find out who your assigned advisor is, check your PROWL account. Once in PROWL, you can find your advisor by looking under the “Student Services” tab. Click on the “Student Records” section and from there, click on “Student Information.” You will see your academic advisor’s name there.

How do I know what the graduation requirements are?

All program and degree requirements can be found in the LMU University Bulletin. The Bulletin is published by the Office of the Registrar.  Program information from the Bulletin appears in your Degree Works Degree Audit to show your personal progress toward these graduation requirements. Click Degree Works Training: Student Guide for Information on how to access Degree Works.

How do I know what the Core curriculum includes?

The LMU Core curriculum represents shared topics for coursework that all LMU students complete as part of their graduation requirements.  Each student at LMU will have a unique experience with his or her Core; there are many courses that fulfill Core requirements and many programs that require or recommend specific courses.

Engineering (Civil, Mechanical and Electrical) majors must complete 30 units of core credit to include:

  • First Year Seminar
  • Rhetorical Arts
  • Philosophical Inquiry
  • Theological Inquiry
  • American Diversity
  • Faith and Reasoning
  • Ethics and Justice
  • Additional courses from the Explorations core area (Creative Experience or Human Behavior or Historical Analysis) to meet the remaining units needed to fulfill the core requirement.

Science (Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Health and Human Sciences) majors must complete 32 units of core credit to include:

  • First Year Seminar
  • Rhetorical Arts
  • Philosophical Inquiry
  • Theological Inquiry
  • American Diversity
  • Faith and Reasoning
  • Ethics and Justice
  • Additional courses from the Explorations core area (Creative Experience or Human Behavior or Historical Analysis) to meet the remaining units needed to fulfill the core requirement.

How can I find out more information about registration?

Registration for spring classes takes place in November each year.
Registration for fall classes takes place in April each year.

All science and engineering majors have advisor holds placed on their student accounts each semester before registration takes place. Advisor holds are lifted once students meet with their faculty advisor to go over the classes they plan to take in the upcoming semester. It is important that students set enough time aside before they register for classes to meet with their faculty advisors. 

You can view your registration status by logging on to PROWL.  Click on “Registration” and then click on “Prepare for Registration”. Select the term you want registration information for and click submit. Your registration status will indicate when you will be able to sign up for your fall/spring classes.