CNR Student Services

CNR Advising
phone: (208) 885-5018
toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
fax: (208) 885-5534
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142
Moscow, ID 83844-1142
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Undergraduate Advising

During your advising session we will review your drafted schedule for the following year (two semesters). By following the information provided below you will select courses that meet the University of Idaho and College of Natural Resources (CNR) core requirements. You will learn the importance of which classes must be completed before you can proceed to upper-division CNR courses. Once you become eligible for upper-division courses, you will be assigned a faculty adviser in the area of your major. 

Students are always welcome to visit the Student Services Center throughout the semester during office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Advising appointments cannot be made through email.

Come prepared to your advising appointment:

Read the following information thoroughly and come to your advising appointment prepared. You MUST bring a drafted schedule on the provided Registration Work Sheet. If you do not come prepared you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.

Follow the steps to prepare for the appointment:

Step 1 -  Review and/or print the Sample Three Year plan.

  • Step 2 - Print off a blank Registration Work Sheet
    After reading the following steps you will begin to come up with a list of courses to write on the Registration Work Sheet.  Details on this process are described in the steps below.  
  • Step 3 - 1st Semester Freshmen - Advising Tips
    You will not necessarily need all of these courses in one semester, remember what you create is a draft and we will review it together during your advising appointment. 

    Your worksheet should include a list of classes for the following semester.  Here are suggestions:
    • Next English (Engl. 101/102)
    • Math
    • Bus 190 if not already taken
    • ISEM if not already taken
    • Communications 101, if not already taken
    • *Natural science with lab
    • *General Education Humanities requirement
    • Phil 103, Ethics
    • Free elective course, these include any classes that you are interested in.
    Degree Audit lists all requirements for the major and core and can be accessed from the Student Menu after Vandal web log in.  During the curriculum transition your Degree Audit may not be accurate if you have not moved to the 2014-15 Catalog. We can discuss catalog changes during your advising appointment. 
  • Step 4 - Sophomore advising notes

    • Draft a schedule for your sophomore year, TWO semesters.
    • You have two options to Come Prepared to your advising appointment:

      1. If your Degree Audit catalog year is listed as 2014 -2015, create an electronic version using the Planner tab in Degree Audit


          2. Proceed to Step 5 and click - follow instructions

      • Before proceeding to upper-division work, students in the College of Business and Economics (CBE) must have junior standing and have good academic standing. 
      • ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting prereq:  Acct 201
      • BUS 290 Leading Organizations and People prereq:  Bus 190 and sophomore standing
      • BUS 252 Formal Models of Decision Making prereq:  Stat 251 or Stat 301
      • MATH 160 Calculus prereq:  Sufficient score on SAT, ACT or COMPASS Math test, or Math 143 with a C or better
      • STAT 251 Statistical Methods prereq:  Math 108, Math 143, Math 160, Math 170, or 2 years of high school algebra and Permission
      You must meet the prerequisites to enroll in the "junior" year class sequence below:
      • BUS 301 Financial Resource Management prereq:  Acct 201 and 202, and Stat 251 or Stat 301, and Econ 202 or 272, and Bus 252 or Math 330
      • BUS 321 Marketing prereq:  None
      • BUS 350 Managing Information prereq:  Stat 251 or Stat 301, and Bus 252
      • BUS 370 Process Management prereq:  Stat 251 or Stat 301, Acct 202, Bus 252, and Bus 290.  prereq or co-req:  Bus 301, Bus 321 and Bus 350
      • BUS 390 Integrated Topics in Business prereq:  Econ 201, BLaw 265, Bus 301, Bus 321, Bus 350, Bus 370 and Engl 207 or Engl 208 or Engl 313 or Engl 317 or Phil 201.  Also refer to College Requirements above

  • Step 5- Draft your class list
    • Using a pencil, and the tools (Sample Three Year Plan, Freshmen Tips, Sophomore Notes) provided, begin drafting a list of classes on the Registration Worksheet that you printed in Step 2.  We are only asking you to list the course names and numbers (i.e., Math ###, Phil 103, Engl ###, Comm 101, etc.).  If your draft is not correct we will discuss potential changes during the advising appointment.  You must bring this draft with you to your advising appointment.
    • Review your Degree Audit from the Student Menu after Vandal web login.  Degree Audit provides you with the courses needed to complete your major. 
  • Step 6 - Sophomore group advising
    Group advising is primarily used for sophomore students
    • What are the benefits of group advising?
      • Meet and network with other business majors
      • Students share information on course content and instructors
      • Group interaction leads to detailed discussion on important student topics
    • What happens in a group advising session?
      • We individually review your course choices 
      • Learn your role in understanding college policies and curriculum requirements
      • Learn the requirements to enter upper-division (300-400) courses
      • Learn the basics about IBC, study abroad and other experiential learning activities offered by the CBE
    • How big is the group?
      • Limited to a maximum of 6 students
    • What do I need to bring?
      • A drafted two semester course schedule
      • Laptop
    • How long is this session?
      • Approximately 30 to 60 minutes
  • Step 7 - Websites needed to complete the registration process
    • How do I select courses?  Access the Class Schedule, select the correct term, All Classes.  You are now ready to look up details for each of the courses on your Registration Worksheet.
    • When do I register?  View the registration schedule for the date you can begin to register, based on your credit level, i.e., senior, junior, sophomore, or freshman.