Advising Resources

Highlander Success Center

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is now a part of the Highlander Success Center (HSC). The HSC is located in Young Hall; and is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

At Radford University, academic advisors in the Highlander Success Center work together to provide comprehensive services to all students with fewer than 56 credit hours, undeclared students, first-year transfer students, and students who have been readmitted and are initially in poor academic standing.  The HSC academic advisor is listed as the student’s primary advisor in Starfish.  

Faculty Advisors

The Department of Dance Chair matches each student with the most suitable advisor. All students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts also have a faculty advisor. Students can look up their faculty advisor in their Starfish network and should feel free to email or stop by during their faculty advisor’s office hours.

Every semester, you will meet with your advisor for a one-on-one appointment during the weeks designated for course planning. You receive a pin number to complete registration online and determines dance courses to enroll in for the upcoming semester.

Dance courses are pre-registered, meaning that the department registers students into dance courses.  The semester course planning sessions serve as a formal opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have and/or any concerns the department may have regarding the student's progress technically, creatively, and academically.

All official records are kept in the office of the registrar. These include courses taken and grades awarded.

Specialized records, such as application for admission to the B.F.A. or the B.S., and program and progress assessment charts, are kept in the Department of Dance office in the student’s files.

The determination of technique level for each dance major is made by the appropriate Dance faculty members and advised at each course planning session.