Advising and Scheduling

Navigate

Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment via the Navigate Student App. Students who are unable to schedule an appointment in advance may schedule a same-day appointment in 106 Woodin Hall. Please note that students who schedule same-day appointments will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact the office at 225-578-2065 if you experience difficulty scheduling an appointment. 

To make an appointment with Student Services, please follow the steps below:

  1. Download the Navigate app on your phone.
  2. Select the “Appointments” widget.
  3. Select “Academic Advising.”
  4. Select “College of Agriculture.”
  5. Select the reason for your visit.
  6. Select the date and time available.

Beginning March 2, 2020, LSU is using the new Navigate platform for students and advisors. This program can be used to schedule appointments with the Office of Student Services (advisors) and your major-specific faculty advisors. Navigate is available for both Apple and Android devices using the direct download links below.

Navigate: Scheduling Appointments

Faculty Advising

Students in the College of Agriculture are assigned a faculty advisor based on their specific major and concentration.

Faculty Advisors

Faculty advisors can assist students in understanding more about their degree programs, learn about opportunities available after graduation, and also facilitate course advising for students. You can see a list of faculty advisors on our advisor page. You can schedule an appointment via the Navigate app with your faculty adviser, or by emailing them directly. 

Students in the COA can meet with either an advisor, which refers to a staff member in the Office of Student Services, or a faculty advisor, which refers to a faculty member in their respective academic program.

Advisors are staff members in the Office of Student Services that assist students with changing their majors and concentrations, adding or dropping minors, understanding college and university policy and procedure, submitting college and university appeals, complete graduation checkouts, and many other functions. To schedule an appointment with one of our advisors, Brandon or Jennie, please do so via the Navigate app.

Faculty advisors are faculty members that assist students in understanding more about their academic programs, including opportunities available to them during and after their time at LSU. Faculty advisers also assist students with course advising throughout their time at LSU. To see a full list of faculty advisors, view our faculty advisor page. You can schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor via the Navigate app or by emailing them directly.

If you are a first-year student, you can make an “Advising” appointment via the Navigate app with one of the advisors in the Office of Student Services and/or your faculty advisor to discuss your course schedule for the next semester.

If you are an upperclassman (students with 30+ earned hours), you can make an “Advising” appointment via the Navigate app with your faculty advisor directly to discuss your course schedule for the next semester. A list of faculty advisors can be found on our faculty advisor page.

Registration for fall and winter session typically begins in late March or early April of each year. Registration for spring, spring intersession, and summer terms typically begins in late October or early November of each year.

Scheduling priorities determine the date that a student can log into myLSU to schedule their courses, and are calculated based on a student’s number of credit hours completed.  For a complete list of all priorities, including the dates and times scheduling becomes available to various groups, please consult the appropriate schedule booklet published by the Registrar’s office.

Students receive an email via their myLSU account when fee bills are published. You will be able to obtain your balance due via myLSU at that time. To obtain your balance via myLSU, select “Fee Bill” under the Registration Services heading on your myLSU desktop. The due date of remittance of fees will be printed at the bottom of your fee bill and is also published in the Academic Calendar.

You may determine which University office placed the hold on your account by accessing your myLSU account and selecting the "Holds" link. Holds can be placed if a graduation date has not been declared, if you are re-entering the University, if you are a first semester transfer student, if you have not completed graduation checkout, if you are on scholastic warning or probation, if you’re in a major which requires advising each semester or if you are not following your major curriculum. If it appears that the College of Agriculture has placed your hold, you can schedule a “Hold” appointment via your Navigate app with the Office of Student Services. If your hold was placed by a different unit on campus, please contact that office directly. Other offices that may place holds include the Dean of Students Office and the Health Center.

Online waitlists are a way for students to get open seats in full sections without having to spend all day, and night, trying to add. When students drop out of a full section, or its department opens seats, students are automatically moved off the section’s waitlist to fill the class. Being on a waitlist does not guarantee that you will get the class, but once a waitlist is turned on it is about the only way you can grab an open seat. It is critical that you regularly monitor your position on a waitlist to determine if you need to add an alternative course. Students will use the Schedule Request link in their myLSU desktop to join waitlists and will be automatically moved off of the lists and into courses as spaces become available.

Students wishing to enroll in courses that are designated as “Permission of Department” or “Permission of Instructor” must contact the respective department or instructor offering that course directly; you will not be able to add the course to your schedule via your myLSU account. For example, if you are attempting to enroll in ANSC 2050 (PERMIS OF DEPT) but contact the Animal Sciences office directly, as they are the department offering the course.

For the fall and spring semesters, all students are initially allowed to schedule 17 hours. After all students have had the opportunity to schedule, credit hour maxes are automatically reset to 19 hours unless you are on academic probation.

For the summer term, students are allowed to schedule 12 hours, with a maximum of 6 hours being in session B.

For all intersessions, the credit hour maximum is 4 hours.

If you feel that you have circumstances that warrant taking more than the allowable number of hours, please schedule an “Academic Appeals” appointment via the Navigate app with the Office of Student Services. You will need to speak with an advisor in the Office of Student Services to discuss your options.

All university deadlines are published by the Registrar’s office in the Academic Calendar. The Office of Student Services typically sends regular communication to students at the beginning of each term reminding you of the deadlines for that semester.

If you are a student with less than 30 earned hours and/or a graduating senior, you will need to make a “Drop a Class” appointment via the Navigate app with the Office of Student Services to drop a course. Additionally, if you have an advising and/or CATS hold, you will need to make a “Hold” appointment via the Navigate app with the Office of Student Services to discuss how to have the hold lifted and to potentially drop a course.

The number of Ws students are allowed to receive is determined by the hours students have earned to date.

Tier Hours "W"s Allowed
0-59 3
60-119 3
119 1


To see which tier they’re in, students may check the W Grade Status Link under the myLSU Registration Services Application.

If you were purged/dropped from classes before the deadline to add courses for the semester, students may re-add their courses via their myLSU account. Please note that it may not be possible to re-build your original schedule.

If you were purged/dropped from classes after the deadline to add courses for the semester, you can schedule a “Classes Purged” appointment via the Navigate app with the Office of Student Services as soon as possible to request late registration.

If you would like to drop all of your courses before the first day of class, you can cancel your registration by dropping all of your courses via your myLSU account, as long as you have not completed your fee bill by that point.

If you would like to drop all of your courses for the semester after the last day to drop courses has passed, please make a “Resignation” appointment via the Navigate app with the Office of Student Services as soon as possible. The deadline to resign for each semester/term is published in the Academic Calendar.

If you schedule a course in which you do not meet the prerequisites or corequisites, your enrollment in that course may be cancelled. Students should contact the professor and/or department associated with that course if they have additional questions.

Students interested in enrolling in a course through ODL are encouraged to make an “Online Enrollment” appointment via the Navigate app with the Office of Student Services to discuss your options. You can also review a list of courses offered through ODL via the ODL website.

Under no circumstances will a student in the last 30 hours of their degree program be allowed to enroll in independent and/or online distance learning courses.

Cross-enrolling in courses is only permitted under unique circumstances. If you are interested in this, please make an “Advising” appointment via the Navigate app with the Office of Student Services. Please note that courses failed at LSU can only be repeated within the LSU system.