An Advisement Report lets you see your degree requirements,
and what you have completed toward graduation, depending on which major, minor
or certificate you declared. The report, also called “My Academic Requirements,” focuses on what courses you have
currently fulfilled for your major and what course remain to be done before you
If you are thinking about changing your major, the advisement
report can also be used to show how your completed coursework will apply to the
new major. See the section below on How to Create a What-if Scenario in LOUIE.
*Note: Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for
While advisement reports are a great advising tool, it does
NOT replace seeing your advisor on a regular basis. Use your Advisement
Report as a discussion and planning tool with your advisor .
Use the following links below to navigate through this
How to Run an Advisement Report in LOUIE
Click on the My
Academics hyperlink located under the Academics subheading in your LOUIE
Student Center as shown in Figure 1.
Next select the View
my advisement report located to the right of the Academic Requirements text (Figure 2)
The report you request when running Advisement will be
displayed online. Therefore, you must be patient and make sure you do NOT click any buttons while it
is processing. If you do, this could cause your request to fail and will slow
down any processing that is taking place.
When it loads you will see all the information relevant to
your education history towards a degree at NAU and it should look similar to
the one shown in Figure 3 below (in the image below each subheading has been
collapsed). Listed will be groups of subheadings to show the requirements
belonging to their respective category. If you have not yet chosen a major or
minor then these subheadings will not appear.
See the tutorial titled How
to Read an Advisement Report for
help reading the report. Or, continue to read the instructions here to
learn How to run a What-if Scenario.
How to Create a What-if Report in LOUIE
If you are thinking of changing majors, Advisement allows
you to run a What-If Scenario to see how your coursework would apply to a
different major or a different catalog year. To run this report, select the My Academics hyperlink as shown in Figure 1 above. Then select the Create a what-if scenario link to the right of the What-If Report text (Figure 4).
Select the green Create
New Report button located on the What-If
Report: What-if Report Selection page as shown in Figure 5.
After clicking the above button, a bunch of
options will come up on the What-If
Scenario: Create What-if Scenario page. First select your career, either graduate or
undergraduate, as shown outlined in red in Figure 6 below. Next to career,
there is the option to select a catalog
year outlined in blue. This is the year you began your first
term at NAU. Below these options there
are also ones that deal with your major and minor. Under Plan Type will be your current major. If you wish to change your
major, select the UPDATE button
outlined in green to change it, or you can delete the major altogether by
selecting the DELETE button outlined
in orange. You can also add another major if you wish to double major by
selecting ADD MAJOR outlined in
yellow, add a minor by selecting ADD
MINOR outlined in purple, or add a certificate by selecting ADD CERTIFICATE
outlined in black.
To approve all the changes and create your what-if scenario,
select SUBMIT REQUEST outlined in
pink or you can return to the Report Selection page by clicking the button
outlined in grey.
If you have recently created a What-If Scenario you may also re-open that by clicking on the green
Load Latest Scenario button in the
top right corner shown outlined in brown.
As shown below in Figure 7, you will be directed to a
version of your advisement report that now has your revised information on it.
This includes how your current course credits will distribute towards your new
*NOTE: This is just a plan and will not actually change your
major/minor, only show you how your current credits will fill in to it.
MyNAUYou can also access both the Advisement Report and the
What-if Scenario from your MyNAU Portal as well.
How to Run an Advisement Report in MyNAU
To run an advisement report in the MyNAU Portal, select the Advisement Reports text located in the
Student Center underneath your course list as shown in Figure 8 outlined in
Next Select the Advisement
Report link from the menu that pops up (Figure 9).
will then be directed to your Advisement Report.
How to Create a What-if Report in MyNAU
Like we did in Figure 8, select the Advisement Reports Text under your course list. Then select the What if I change my major to.. link as shown below in Figure 10.
From here follow the steps outlined above that correspond to Figures 5-7 in “How to Create a What-if Report in LOUIE ”.