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  • Academic Advising


    Individual and group advising is available through the SSC for undergraduate students who have completed credits between 0 and 45 and their GPA is 2.00 points and above. Specialists assist students with educational planning , course selection, and other related academic requirements.

    Advisment Expectation

    The goal of the Advisement Program is to ensure your progress toward your academic goals and toward completion of degree requirements. In other words, the goal of advising is your academic success. Your advisor is committed to that goal. However, you are responsible for your education. You must decide what your academic and career goals are, and learn the requirements that must be met to achieve them. Your advisor is just that, an advisor; and, as such, is an important resource for your academic success. Get to know your advisor and contact him/her whenever you have questions or concerns.

    Students and advisors together contribute to successful advising. You must take the initiative in contacting your college advisor and assuming the responsibility for your schedule of classes. As in any counseling relationship, what you discuss with your advisor is confidential information and is treated as such.

    Model of Academic Advising

    The SSC Academic Advising Area is responsible for advising all students from who have completed between 0 to 45 credits and a GPA of 2.00 points and above, the academic advisor will help you to choose classes that match your skill level and interests and at the same time put you on the right track for graduation. If you have a CGPA equal to and above 2.00 points and your credits are more than 45, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor from your college. If your CGPA is below 2.00 points regardless of your credits number, the Retention Advisors in the Retention Area will help you. 

  • Advising Session

    Characteristics Of A Great Advisee

    • Meet with your Academic Advisor in the all Advising Periods.
    • Highlight and mark the important dates of Early, Open and Late Registration, Add and drop periods and the financial penalty dates.
    • Become knowledgeable about all resources and services available on campus, such as the MyGust Portal, Student Success Center, Financial Aid, and extracurricular activities.
    • Think about their entire academic plan and graduation date, not just registration for the current semester. Keeps in mind the time frame that will be spent working towards a degree; thus, puts an overall plan in place to fulfill the degree requirements as he/she proceeds through the curriculum.
    • Make sure to use the relevant General Education Sheet to your admit term. Choose Elective Courses that help in utilizing your skills.
    • Try to finish your General Education and Pre-Requisite courses within the first two years of your academic career.
    • Be aware that final responsibility for selecting courses and meeting degree requirements belongs to the advisee. The advisor can suggest, recommend, and remind the student of rules and requirements, but the advisee has the primary responsibility for meeting program and degree requirements.
  • Four Years Plan

    In Your First Year, you are recommended to take General Education courses, pre-requisites, and introductory courses that are essential to your major.
    In Your Second Year, continue to take General Education and pre-requisite courses and some of your college core courses as long you have met their pre-requisite.
    In Your Third Year, you should be taking mostly major courses and the pre-requisite courses of your upper division courses (300-400 levels).
    In Your Fourth Year, make sure that you are completing all your major courses. Always make sure to complete the pre-requisite for the courses you are trying to register so you can enroll and graduate on time.

  • Attendance Policy


    The University PeopleSoft system assists instructors and the administration to enforce the attendance policy. You should be aware of the attendance policy approved by the university. Automated warnings are generated by the PeopleSoft Student Information System (PSIS) and the alert is e-mailed to yours GUST e-mail with a copy to the instructor. It is your responsibility to check your GUST e-mail for absence warnings and all other important announcements. An e-mail from GUST is considered as an official communication. It is your responsibility to access your e-mail on a regular basis and to respond to any concerns or questions raised in the e-mail. It is also your responsibility to ensure that your GUST e-mail account is kept active by periodically deleting old e-mails. NOTE: Since classes at GUST are given in different formats the set of conditions necessary for being dropped for excessive absence is given for each case below.

    Meeting Per Week

    1st Warning

    2nd Warning

    3rd Warning

    Automatic Drop

    3 times period

    (50 minutes)

    3 Classes Period

    6 Classes Period

    9 Classes Period

    12 Classes Period

    2 times period

    (75 minutes)

    2 Classes Period

    4 Classes Period

    6 Classes Period

    8 Classes Period

    1 time period

    (150 minutes)

    1 Classes Period

    2 Classes Period

    3 Classes Period

    4 Classes Period

    5 times period

    (50 minutes)

    5 Classes Period

    10 Classes Period

    15 Classes Period

    20 Classes Period

    20-25 times period

    (50 minutes)

    ENGL 097/098

    10 Classes Period

    20 Classes Period

    30 Classes Period

    40 Classes Period



    Please find the ACADEMIC ADVISING HANDBOOKS as attachement below.






  • Helpful Links

    National Academic Advising Association: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu

    University Bulletin: https://www.gust.edu.kw/admission_registration/university_bulletin