Advising and Registration

Academic Advisement - Who, what, when, where and how?

Advisors ensure that students are completing social work courses in the scheduled developmental progression, provide guidance regarding completion of remaining university and cognate requirements, and discuss students' interests for their field placement, graduate school, and future employment in the profession.  Advisors also provide alternate pin numbers each semester.  Junior and Senior students who have been accepted into the BSW program are assigned a faculty advisor to meet with each semester until they graduate.

Schedule an advising appointment:  October and March are the months to remember to schedule a time for advisement for the next semester.  Check your OWLS email for instructions and links to schedule an appointment.  If  you have any questions or you did not receive the instructional email, please contact Dr. Dana Schneider at

 Who is my advisor?  

Students with 30 credits or less:  Dr. Bill Rowe

Students with 31 credits or more, NOT ready to apply to the BSW program:  Dr. Dana Schneider

Students who will have completed 57 credits by the end of the Spring semester and who have already, or are submitting, an application to the BSW program this semester:  Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez-Keyes

Students who are currently in the BSW program, please see Advisor Lists.*

*Students currently in the Social Work program and who are assigned to Dr. Elizabeth Keenan should meet with Dr. Dana Schneider.

*2014/2015 BSW Advisor Lists:   Juniors         Seniors

 Find your registration date each semester by going to

Juniors and Seniors, please click on the BSW Course Progression tab  to the left to preview which courses you should register for and when.

Social Work department faculty do not give out alternate pin numbers without first meeting with a student.

**Degree Evaluation:  From the Southern home page, log into Banner (as if you were going to register for classes).  Click on Records, then on Degree Evaluation.  Make sure you are listed as a social work major.  [If not, come to the department and complete a declaration of major form which can be obtained from the student workers or the department secretary].  Continue to follow the prompts, and select detail requirements to see your BSW program on the screen.  The courses that have a NO next to them still need to be completed.