How to Find your Academic Advisement Report

Here at SPEA, we have the expectation that our students know how to access and read their Academic Advisement Reports (AARs).  Familiarity with this report makes understanding your degree requirements much easier, and helps to answer some basic questions.  For instance, want to know if your summer Econ course transferred or if a certain course is required for your major?  The answers are in the AAR.

We suggest that students review their AARs prior to all advising sessions. You may find it helpful to bring a copy with you or bring a laptop to pull the AAR up on during the meeting.  This makes communication between advisor and student easier, and helps you, the student, learn to interpret your degree progress.

Here's how to find the report:

First, log into  Go to your Student Center.  You should see this screen:

 Click on "SIS Go to Student Center"

You should then see this screen:

 Select "My Academics and Grades" on the left-hand navigation bar.

Next, you will see this screen.  Select "View my Advisement Report" from the list in the first section.  Notice that your degree plan is listed on the right-hand side, with your major/s and minor/s.

You will then see this screen, where you can request the AAR. Select "Bloomington" and "AAR and Transcript." When you process the request, the next screen will be your report. You can print it, save it as a PDF, or just view it.

When the report processes, you can view it as is, which is the "collapsed" version, or hit "expand all."  You may find it quick and easy to view the collapsed version, which will only show requirements you have not completed, when reviewing your academics.  Any incomplete requirements will show in red, and only these will be expanded to show course options.  However, in order to review your entire record and see all available information, you will need to hit "expand all" at the top of the screen.

Some examples of when you might use your AAR either in conjunction with an advising meeting or instead of one:

• Considering taking a course elsewhere and transferring a course in:  You can see what requirements are left to fulfill.

• Seeing if a transferred course has processed, and if it fulfilled requirements:  You can see transferred courses when they have processed into the university and whether intended requirements have been fulfilled.

• Seeing if your internship credit has processed:  You can see if the internship requirement is completed or not.

• Dropping a class and picking up another class:  You can see if the potentially dropped class is required, if there are other options to fulfill the requirement, and if picking up another class could fulfill that or another requirement.

• Understanding degree requirements/questions about whether a certain course is required for the degree:  Requirements and selections are outlined on the AAR; easy to see if a requirement is fulfilled and, if not, what choices you have to fulfill it.