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College of Health Sciences Advising

Undergraduate 
All undergraduate students are matched with a faculty advisor within their program of study. Faculty advisors assist students with the transition to college, setting and achieving goals, and making responsible decisions consistent with their educational and career goals.  Faculty advisors also guide students in the degree planning process and assist students in planning for graduate programs.  You will meet with your faculty advisor at least once a semester, prior to enrollment.

In addition to faculty advising, a professional advisor is available to assist students and faculty advisors with enrollment and degree planning.  Advising is an integral part of your TU story and Oxley College of Health Sciences is committed to helping you achieve academic success.

Graduate
Graduate student advising is coordinated by the faculty in a student’s program of study.  Faculty work closely with Graduate Program Advisors in the Graduate School to assist students each semester through the enrollment process as they work toward completion of their graduate degree.

Transfer Students
Faculty advisors work closely with transfer students to ensure a smooth transition to the University of Tulsa and the College of Health Sciences. In the initial visit with a faculty advisor, transfer students learn how their transfer credit applies to their TU degree plan.  Transfer credits from other colleges and universities are subject to the policies of the University of Tulsa, College of Health Sciences, and the program of study.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take classes at another institution that will transfer here?

There are some important restrictions that apply to transfer credit. University policy states that the last 45 credit hours toward graduation must be taken in residence at The University of Tulsa. There are other University and College policies to consider when taking course work at other institutions, so students must obtain approval prior to enrolling in courses at other institutions.  To request permission, complete the Oxley College of Health Sciences Transfer Course Approval Form.

The College of Health Sciences has identified transferable courses from Tulsa Community College. Click here to download a copy of the TCC transfer sheet.

After completing the course, be sure to send an official copy of your transcript to The University of Tulsa.

What is my class standing?

Hours EarnedClass Standing
0-29 hoursFreshmen
30-59 hoursSophomore
60-89 hoursJunior
90+ hoursSenior


Who do I contact if I have any questions about course selection and educational planning?

You may contact your faculty advisor to coordinate your education experience and assist you in your planning, as well as refer you to other departments and services on campus as needed.

What is the procedure for dropping a course?

A course may be dropped during the first three weeks of a semester with no academic penalty. Academic penalty refers to the fact that there will be no entry on your transcript. To drop a course during this time period, you must complete a Drop/Add Form. The form requires the signature of your faculty advisor.  You can return the form to Lindsey Perry, at the Oxley Health Sciences Facility, Rm. 505.

What consequences should be considered before withdrawing from a course?

Course withdrawals are treated as a serious matter that requires advisor/student interaction. Students must see their advisor when they need to withdraw from a course. Withdrawal from a course may delay a student’s progression in their program of study. In addition to the advisor’s signature, the instructor’s signature is required to withdraw after the first three weeks of the semester. No withdrawals are permitted after the 12th week of the semester.

Within the period that withdrawals are permitted (4th through 12th week), there will be a transcript entry of W. A grade of W has no impact on the GPA. If withdrawing from a course reduces the total hours for the semester to less than 12, there are also financial aid implications and, in the case of international students, visa status implications. Students should check with those offices for additional information.

How do I obtain a minor course of study?

Minors are determined by the department, and requirements are listed in the University bulletin. Your advisor can assist you with meeting these requirements or may refer you to the department for additional advising. In order for the minor to appear on your transcript, you must declare the minor and complete a Declaration of Major, Minor, or Certificate.

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