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Finance Department

Academic Advising

The advising office for lower division management majors is Undergraduate Studies in Business. However, once in the upper division (300/400 level) Finance program, students receive advisement through the department. Students can schedule individual advising appointments by calling (815) 753-1114 or stopping by the Finance Department, Barsema Hall 236.

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Advising Checklist

Below is a checklist that applies to all Finance majors. Juniors and seniors should review the additional checklist customized with their responsibilities. (checklist for juniors) / (checklist for seniors)

  • Submit a Transcript Review Form to the Department of Finance.
    To enroll in FINA 330, 340, 350, and 395, your second semester junior year, you must submit a Transcript Review Form to the Finance Department during the semester you are enrolled in UBUS 310. An announcement will be made in UBUS 310 regarding the form - please be aware of the application deadline.
  • Meet with your advisor each semester AND bring your Academic Requirements Report.
    Review your Academic Requirements Report each semester on MyNIU (http://www.niu.edu/myniu/). You are responsible for your graduation requirements. The Academic Requirements Report is originated by Registration & Records (R&R), the office which also runs a final check on your requirements for graduation. If you find any discrepancies, be sure to contact R&R or your academic advisor as soon as possible.
  • Make sure you are receiving Email Group messages from FINA Department.
    Check your email frequently. If you are not receiving these messages, be sure to talk to your advisor or go to www.cob.niu.edu/mailinglists as soon as possible. You don't want to miss out on an internship or job opportunity.
  • Take care of all encumbrances prior to registration.
    You will not be able to register unless they are removed (i.e. overdue parking tickets, receipt of official transcript, late tuition fees, immunization hold).
  • Declare your major as early as possible in the upper-level.
    Declared majors have first priority in course registration. To declare/change your major, go to the Undergraduate Studies Office, BH 201. Changing your major at the end of a semester (after registration has begun), may prevent you from getting your courses and graduating on time.
  • Keep all advising paperwork (including each Academic Requirements Report).
    Keep all copies of your Academic Requirements Report and advising handouts for a complete record of your academic history. You may also want to keep a copy of your transcript for your personal files.
  • Apply for graduation and watch for deadlines!
    Once you have 90 hours earned and know when you are graduating, I suggest you apply for graduation on your MyNIU (http://www.niu.edu/myniu/). Please be aware of strict application deadlines (new link - http://www.reg.niu.edu/regrec/graduation/index.shtml) found on the Office of Registration & Records Graduation Information page.
  • Check financial aid status each semester, if applicable.
    Financial Aid is located on the 2nd floor in Swen Parson Hall, 815/753-1395. Check out their website at www.fa.niu.edu.