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Information for Freshmen


Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

School of Business








Freshmen advising program


College freshmen face so many questions -- about campus life and making new friends; about time and financial pressures; about classes, studying, assignments, exams, term papers, grades.  It can seem overwhelming.

Well, the "Answer Program" is one way to think about the Freshmen Advising Program (FAP).  It is learning opportunity; it is a resource; it is an academic advising service designed to help our department's freshmen become successful college students.


Each business freshman is assigned an academic advisor.  (In addition to being the Freshmen Advisor, they are faculty members in the Department of Business and Economics. They teach courses and you may even have them for a class.)   Your academic advisor offers advice on planning your academic program and means for achieving academic success.

All Edinboro University freshmen participate in the First Year Experience Common Hour on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:45.  (It is listed on your class schedule as BUAD 000 Business Primer.)  During this time, you participate in a wide range of activities designed to help you learn the "ropes" of being a successful student from essential college study skills to how to develop a plan of study to complete your degree requirements, from how to use the internet for research to how to learn about and join campus organizations.   Some of these sessions are for all freshmen, some are designed for specific majors.  You'll get a schedule of the session topics and locations during the first week of the semester.

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 1:45, when the freshman advisor is not leading a Common Hour session, he is in his office, available to meet privately with any freshman.  In addition, you can meet with the Freshmen Advisor privately during any other of his office hours.  (All faculty post their office hours on their office door.  A list of all department faculty office hours is posted outside the Business & Economics Department Office door [215B Hendricks Hall].)

The Freshman Advisor for 2014-2015 is Dr. Michael Morrison.  At the end of the second year, the student will be encouraged to Declare their Concentration and at that time will be assigned a different departmental faculty in their area of study as their new academic advisor.  

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Morrison at 814-732-1657 or at


If you are currently in the Business Admin-General program and have completed the proper courses to declare your concentration, please click on the link below, fill it out and make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor to discuss your plan of study.

 Declaration of Concentration Form


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