Academic Advising

The Academic Advising Office is working remotely utilizing our standard office hours, please reach out with any questions or concerns. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment please email academicadvising@stkate.edu.


In addition to helping you connect with your assigned academic advisor, we can help you:

  • Change your advisor
  • Refer you to other campus departments to meet your goals
  • Address concerns with courses or instructors
  • Cope with academic stress
  • Register for courses through the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC)
  • Discuss the appropriateness of grade or refund appeals

Your Academic Advisor

During your first semester as an undergraduate student, St. Kate’s will assign an advisor who cares about you and your academic success. It’s your advisor’s primary goal to help you adjust to life at St. Kate’s and understand the requirements for your degree. He or she also can direct you to additional campus resources to help you succeed during your first semester and throughout your degree program.

At the end of your first semester, you will be assigned to:

  • a faculty advisor in your major
  • a pre-nursing advisor if you are pre-nursing in the College for Women
  • an advisor from the Academic Advising office if you are still deciding on your major

Pre-Nursing Students

As a pre-nursing student, you will have specific prerequisites to complete and you will need to closely track your GPA before applying to nursing school. We have resources to help you navigate this process.

Pre-Nursing advising resources

Preparing to Meet With Your Advisor

Your academic advisor will provide you with feedback on your academic progress and serve as a sounding board for your academic journey. Advisors have knowledge of campus resources that are available to help you when they can’t. They can also help beyond the classroom, with activities, internships, jobs and grad school preparation. You can expect your advisor to post and keep office hours, return calls and emails promptly and know the requirements and options for your degree program.

Choosing or Changing Your Major

If deciding on a major feels overwhelming, look in the academic catalog at the required courses for a field of study that interests you to see if the topics interest you. You can also connect with the Career Development Center to learn about the career opportunities related to a major or to connect with alumnae from your major.

When you want to declare, add or change your major, fill out the appropriate form from the Office of the Registrar.

Academic catalog

Career Development

Office of the Registrar forms

Taking a Leave of Absence or Withdrawing

If you are enrolled for the next term and you wish to drop all your classes or if you are not planning to attend St. Kate’s, please let us know.