COMPASS Advising Program

All Explore Center students participate in the COMPASS Advising Program each semester. The purpose of the program is to help students prepare for future course registration and progress toward their academic, career, and personal goals.

All Explore Center students are required to meet with an Explore Center advisor at least twice each semester. Students have a registration hold on their account preventing them from enrolling for future terms. This hold is released after they have completed their individualized COMPASS plan. We encourage students to begin meeting with their advisor early in the semester in order to allow them to identify and work toward their goals before their priority registration date for the next semester arrives.

For Undeclared students at sophomore standing or above (27 or more earned credit hours), the COMPASS program allows them to build a specialized plan to aid in their major exploration and declaration process. Students at sophomore standing or above will be required to declare a major within three semesters and may declare a major at any point during this time.

  • For Pre-Health or Pre-Law students, this plan will include important steps to take in preparing for a professional career in addition to major exploration.
  • For students pursuing a healthcare career that doesn’t require them to declare a major at UNL (Pre-Nursing, Pre-Dental Hygiene, etc.), their COMPASS plan will help them prepare for their application and admission to professional health school.

Students can schedule an appointment with an Explore Center advisor to discuss the COMPASS program or start their individualized plan by clicking the link below.

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COMPASS Program