Once an undergraduate student is accepted to Multnomah University, they are assigned an academic advisor and a faculty/program advisor. Each advisor plays a very different — but incredibly valuable — role as a guide along the student’s journey at MU.
Faculty/program advisors are assigned to on-campus students based on the student’s intended program/major. The student is encouraged to reach out to their faculty/program advisor if they have questions about their major or area of study.
On-Campus Undergraduate New Student Advisors
Freshman: First-time Freshmen are assigned a Freshman Advisor for their first two semesters at Multnomah. This advisor helps new students in the following areas:
- Transition into college life at Multnomah
- Advises students on their program layouts — the map for their adventure at Multnomah
- Acts as a one-stop resource to educate students on the tools available to them during their time at Multnomah
Transfer: If a student has earned college credit after high school graduation, they are assigned to an advisor in the Registrar’s Office. This advisor will assist the student in mapping out the rest of their time in college so they maximize their time and cross the finish-line of their educational journey at graduation.
Continuing On-Campus Undergraduate Student Advisors
Sophomores: Once a new student has completed their first two semesters of academic advising, they are encouraged to bring any further questions they might have about their academic plan to the Registrar’s Office.
Junior-Seniors: The Registrar’s Office will reach out to students at the beginning of their Junior year to review the student’s final semesters in college and to affirm the student is still on track for graduation. The Registrar’s Department continues to be an advising resource through the student’s senior year. As the student prepares for graduation, they will receive regular contact from the Registrar’s Office communicating important events, deadlines, and information regarding graduation.
Online Undergraduate Student Advisors
Multnomah Online students are assigned a Success Coach who will be available to assist them throughout their time at Multnomah.
Seminary & Graduate Student Advisors
Seminary and Graduate students are assigned a faculty advisor related to their degree track when they begin their studies. They are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor with questions related to their program. All other questions regarding their course registrations should be directed to the Registrar’s Office.
Change of program
- Undergraduate students wishing to declare or change their major or minor must fill out the Change of Major form and turn it into the Registrar’s office. Students will need to print this form and have their current faculty/program advisors sign it, indicating they have discussed and approved of the change. If you are not certain who your faculty/program advisor is, please contact the Registrar’s Office or access the text version of your schedule on Self Service: Your faculty/program advisor will be listed at the bottom of that schedule.
- Graduate students wishing to change their program must fill out the Application for Changing or Adding Degree Program. A $30 transfer fee must accompany the application. (The fee is waived if the student is in the standard track and has completed not more than 32 credits of the program). All forms must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office no later than one semester prior to the anticipated graduation date of the new program desired.
Statute of Limitations
- To guard the integrity of the degree and to more accurately assess a student’s competence in meeting the requirements of the degree, each program must be completed within a specified period of time.
- The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS), a two-year program, must be completed within four calendar years from the date of matriculation. This also applies to the MABS Jerusalem track.
- The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, a two-year program, must be completed within four calendar years of matriculation.
- The Master of Divinity, a three-year program, must be completed within six calendar years of matriculation.
- The Bachelor’s degrees must be completed within eight calendar years from the date of matriculation.
- MABS students wanting an extension for their Thesis must complete the Application for Thesis Extensions form.
- Any student desiring to adjust curricular requirements of their program must complete this Program Adjustment Form and turn it in to the Registrar’s Office.