Loyola University Maryland

Academic Advising and Support Center

Advising Tools

Advising Charts

The AASC has developed organizational charts for quick access to information that is helpful to advisors and students during registration and course planning. 


Advising Technology:

The AASC has created a chart to help advisors determine which advising technology tool is most helpful for each process. Click to download the Advisor Technology Guide (PDF).


WebAdvisor features electronic advising tools available to streamline the advising process. These tools ensure that advisors are provided with the most up-to-date, accurate information. Click for WebAdvisor Features.

Perceptive Content (ImageNow/WebNow)

Perceptive Content is a tool for faculty advisors to view documents for their assigned advisees quickly from their web browser. Perceptive Content replaces the student paper files that were formerly used. Documents that can be viewed in Perceptive Content include the college application and corresponding essay, transcripts from high school (and college if applicable), AP scores and credit letter, midterm deficiency and failure reports. Any questions regarding Perceptive Content should be directed to the Help Desk at x5555. The Office of Technology Services has a quick start guide available for this software through their Training Center.


Planning Tools:

Degree Audit

The degree audit is a critical tool to be used in the advising process.  It is the individual student’s “program map” indicating the requirements for graduation.  Degree audits are available electronically to the student and the student’s assigned advisor through WebAdvisor.

The degree audit templates for each major are developed and maintained by the Academic Advising and Support Center.  All students are responsible for reviewing their audits and reporting any errors or discrepancies to the Academic Advising and Support Center.

All completed course work, including transfer credit, study abroad credit, Advanced Placement credit and exceptions to the curriculum appear on the audit. Grades for completed Loyola courses are reported on the audit as well as courses in progress and course registrations for future semesters.  Grades earned in Loyola’s study abroad programs do not appear on the audit because study abroad courses do not use the same codes as Loyola courses. GPA information should be viewed via WebAdvisor, not on the degree audit.

The degree audit is used to determine whether or not a student has met all degree requirements.  Thus, even if the student or the advisor prefers to use the worksheet as a planning tool, it is important that both pay close attention to how courses are listed on the degree audit. Click to download the diagram on Understanding Degree Audit (PDF).

Academic Worksheets

Academic worksheets are user-friendly and can help your advisee create a four-year plan.  Academic Worksheets specific to each catalogue year can be found on the Academic Advising and Support Center website.

Loyola Undergraduate Catalogue

The Loyola Undergraduate Catalogue offers the comprehensive collection of the University policies, programs and course descriptions, updated each academic year. Each student should follow the Loyola Undergraduate Catalogue that was published in the year of their first semester at Loyola. The current catalogue, as well as archived collections from previous years may be found on the Records Office website.