Academic advisement is a process-oriented, interactive, professional relationship between advisor and advisee. Each graduate student is assigned an advisor who is a member of the corresponding department. The advisor and student work together in making course selections, meeting competency requirements, and preparing for the final project, thesis, or other final assignment. The advisor reviews academic progress and standards specific to the student's program. The advisor may make recommendations concerning a student’s status to the graduate faculty, committees, and administration upon request or as necessary. Students are responsible for knowing and completing the content of their academic program and/or licensure area.