ISU is committed to providing advising resources for every student and at every stage of their college career.
Student Services College of Technology (COT)
COT Student Services has a staff of professional advisors to serve students seeking a Certificate, an Associate of Applied Science degree, an Associate of Science degree, or a Bachelor of Science degree in a professional-technical field. COT faculty also advise students on discipline-specific topics.
First Year Transition (FYT)
FYT Instructors/Academic Coaches provide advising and academic coaching for academic freshman (0-25 credits), as well as all new freshmen with any number of Early College credits. FYT Instructors/Academic Coaches teach First Year Transition (ACAD 1104), College Learning Strategies (ACAD 1101), College Learning Strategies for Math (ACAD 1103), and Peer Instruction Seminar (ACAD 2220). FYT is located on the Pocatello campus, Rendezvous 323.
CAA serves as the coordinator of general advising services and supports the ISU community of students, faculty, and staff advisors. CAA has specific advising responsibilities for academic sophomores (26-57 credits), first semester transfer students, pre-Social Work students, and students on academic probation.
CAA advisors are located in Pocatello and at the regional campus sites in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Meridian.
Online advising session content and delivery is also managed by CAA https://www.isu.edu/advising/oas/:
1) The Fundamentals of Advising and Registration (FAR) – for first term “New” Freshmen and "Former" returning ISU students
2) Transfer Fundamentals of Advising and Registration (TFAR) – for all first term Transfer students
3) Probation Workshop (STAR) – for all students on Academic Probation.
College Advising Coordinators
Each ISU college has faculty and professional advising Coordinators who manage the advising function in the college or division. https://www.isu.edu/advising/meet-your-advisors/departmental-advisors/
Each department has professors who serve as Faculty advisors. Students are assigned a Faculty advisor for their major or minor program of study https://www.isu.edu/advising/meet-your-advisors/departmental-advisors/