Incoming freshman are assigned to the coordinator of academic advising as a procedural matter. The coordinator or a designate initially handles registration. Other aspects of the advisor (mentoring or career counseling are not yet addressed). Freshman then take HUM 102 in their fall semester. Their seminar instructor becomes their advisor. Over the course of the semester the seminar instructor works with the student to discuss the intended major/area of interest to determine who the appropriate “permanent advisor” should be. Aside from teacher certification and RN to BSN nursing students there should be a formal “hand-off” to the discipline-specific permanent advisor at a specifically defined point in the semester determined by the First Year Experience committee. By formal we are referring to a face to face process with all relevant paperwork being completed at that time and transferred to the Registrar’s Office for processing.