The assignment of a permanent academic advisor to transfer students (non-teacher certification or RN to BSN programs) depends on the period of time during the student?s academic career. There are three defined time periods: A. ACCEPTANCE: Prior to the first day of classes that is from the time the student is accepted until the first day of classes. B. FIRST SEMESTER AT UMFK: The first semester at UMFK. C. SECOND SEMESTER UNTIL GRADUATION: The beginning of the second semester at UMFK until graduation. A. Currently assigned to coordinator of academic advising. B. At the beginning of the first semester the coordinator of academic advising continues as the permanent advisor. During the first semester but prior to advising week (that week prior to the pre-registration period) the coordinator works with the student to select an advisor within the student?s area of interest. Once selected the coordinator notifies the Registrar?s Office of the change in permanent advisor. C. The discipline-specific advisor selected by the end of the first semester continue until graduation.