e4-12 Student Advising Office

Our goal is to assist students in completing their degree programs in the most efficient and effective ways possible.  Please contact your Academic Support Specialist as listed below:

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Wishnietsky, Mr. Dan

e4-12 Advisor

336.714.1111
Office: Off Campus
email@piedmontu.edu

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Spry, Mr. Tyler

Academic Support Specialist

336.714.7965
Office: Deeds Hall D206
spryt@piedmontu.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I find out who my academic advisor is? (answer
  2. How can I contact my advisor or set up an appointment with my advisor? (answer)
  3. How often should I contact my advisor? (answer)
  4. How can I get a copy of my transcripts? (answer)
  5. How do I register for classes? (answer)
  6. How can I see what courses are being offered? (answer)
  7. What are holds and how can I have them removed? (answer)
  8. If I drop out for a semester, do I need to reapply? (answer)
  9. How can I see my degree course schedule? (answer)
  10. What qualifies as quarter-time, half-time, part-time, and full-time? (answer)
  11. How can I change my degree program? (answer)
  12. Can I work towards two degrees simultaneously? (answer)
  13. Can I take courses both online and on campus? (answer)
  14. How do I get permission to take more than 18 credit hours per semester? (answer)
  15. Can I take graduate classes as an undergrad? (answer)
  16. What classifies a student as a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior? (answer)
  17. How do I find my GPA? (answer)
  18. How do I transfer credits from another institution? (answer)
  19. Can I test out of courses? (answer

How do I find out who my academic advisor is?  (return to top)

  1. Log into the student portal. 
  2. Go to “Grades” (includes your name). 
  3. Choose “Degree audits” from the drop-down menu. 
  4. You will see your advisor listed on this page. Click on the envelope symbol to send him or her an email. 

How can I contact my advisor or set up an appointment with my advisor? (return to top)

  1. Log into the student portal.
  2. Go to “Grades” (includes your name). 
  3. Choose “Degree audits” from the drop-down menu. 
  4. You will see your advisor listed on this page. Click on the envelope symbol to send him or her an email to set up an appointment or, once you know your advisor’s name, call 336-725-8344 to get transferred to your advisor’s voicemail.

How often should I contact my advisor? (return to top)
It is a good idea to talk to your advisor before registering for the upcoming semester. In addition to this, be sure to contact your advisor as you approach graduation or when anything, such as finances or life changes, may influence your academic progress.

How can I get a copy of my transcripts? (return to top)
Unofficial: To obtain your unofficial transcripts, do the following: 

  1. Log into the student portal. 
  2. Go to “Grades” (includes your name).
    Choose “Transcript” from the drop-down menu.

Official: To obtain your official transcripts, do the following: 

  1. Go to transcript under Academics> Registrar >Transcript  
  2. Carefully follow the instructions. 

How do I register for classes? (return to top)

  1. Sign into the student portal.
  2. Go to “Registration.” 
  3. Choose “Enroll in classes” from the drop-down menu. 
  4. Click on “Edit Registration.” 
  5. Enter the course code in the search box and click on the binoculars symbol. 
  6. Choose “1” for “Class.” 
  7. Click on “New” to add more courses or “Submit” once complete.

How can I see what courses are being offered? (return to top)

  1. Go to www.piedmontu.edu
  2. Go to “Academics > Registrar > Course Schedule.” 
  3. Choose “Course Schedule” from the drop-down menu
  4. Choose the appropriate semester and program (Undergraduate or Graduate and online or on campus).

What are holds and how can I have them removed? (return to top)

  • Academic Holds: Academic holds are due to low grade point averages (GPA). Please see the Undergraduate Catalog in the Academic Probation and Suspension sections for information on Academic Probation and Academic Suspension. If you find you have an academic hold, please contact your advisor to determine a plan to better your GPA and have the hold lifted. 
  • Financial Holds: Contact the Student Accounts office at 336-714-7940 to find out how to lift a financial hold.

If I drop out for a semester, do I need to reapply? (return to top)
If you drop out for one semester, you do not need to reapply. If your account is in good standing, it will remain active for three semesters. After one year of academic absence, you must reapply via the admissions criteria. See page Admissions Section of Undergraduate Catalog for more information.

How can I see my degree course schedule? (return to top)

  1. Log into the student portal. 
  2. Go to “Grades” (includes your name). 
  3. Choose “Degree audit” from the drop-down menu. 
  4. Click on “Details on Requirements” on the left of the Degree Audit page. 
  5. You will see your whole degree plan. 
    1. The red flags are courses not yet fulfilled. 
    2. The blue circles are courses in progress. 
    3. The green checks are courses successfully fulfilled. 
    4. The bottom of the course plan contains a list of other courses (courses failed, withdrawn, transfers with no match). If a passing course does apply to your plan and is listed at the bottom, communicate this with your advisor or with the Registrar’s office.

What qualifies as quarter-time, half-time, part-time, and full-time? (return to top)

  • A quarter-time student is enrolled in 3 credit hours per semester 
  • A half-time student is enrolled in 6 credit hours per semester 
  • A three-quarter student is enrolled in 9 credit hours per semester 
  • A full-time student is enrolled in 12 credit hours per semester 

How can I change my degree program? (return to top)

  1. Go to www.piedmontu.edu
  2. Choose “Academics.” 
  3. Choose “Registrar’s Office” from the drop-down menu. 
  4. See “Degree Change” under “Popular Documents” or click here.
  5. Complete the top portion of the form. 
  6. You can scan it and email it to your advisor or you can scan or fax it to the attention of the Registrar’s office at: 336-725-5522 or registrar@piedmontu.edu.

Can I work towards two degrees simultaneously? (return to top)
High School: Consult Admissions Section of the Undergraduate Catalog. 

Undergraduate Students: Consult Admissions Section of the Graduate Catalog. 

“Qualified undergraduate students may enroll in dual degree programs with appropriate approval: B.A.– M.A.B.S. in Biblical Studies; B.A. in Christian Ministry- M.A. in Ministry. Qualifications include the following: 

  • GPA 
  • 20 or more on the ACT 
  • Approval of advisor and appropriate dean”

Can I take courses both online and on campus? (return to top)
See Online Policy of Main Campus Students section of the Undergraduate Catalog. 

“Main campus students may enroll in on-line courses with the approval of the student’s academic advisor. Students on Academic Probation need to seek the additional approval of the Director of the Couch Learning Center.”

How do I get permission to take more than 18 credit hours per semester? (return to top)
Please refer to Academic Load section of the Undergraduate Catalog. 

“In limited cases, students who have demonstrated the ability may carry more than 18 semester hours with approval by the Provost.”

Can I take graduate classes as an undergrad? (return to top)
Please consult the Dual Enrollment section of the Graduate Catalog. 

“Juniors with a 3.00 GPA at Piedmont International University may enroll in graduate courses as undergraduate and graduate program or non-program students after obtaining the approval of the Provost. Seniors may enroll in graduate courses with the approval of their advisors and the Dean of the appropriate school. These students will receive provisional graduate admission and credit. Juniors and seniors with a 3.00 GPA at other accredited colleges may enroll in graduate courses or programs after obtaining the approval of their advisors and the Dean of the appropriate school.”

What classifies a student as a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior? (return to top)
See the Classification of Students section in the Undergraduate Catalog. 

  • Freshman are those who have completed up to 30 credit hours. 
  • Sophomores are those who have completed 31 to 60 credit hours. 
  • Juniors are those who have completed 61 or more credit hours. 
  • Seniors are those who have reasonable prospects of graduation during the University term then in progress and have received a letter from the Faculty inviting them to enter the Senior class.

How do I find my GPA? (return to top)

  1. Log into the Student Portal
  2. Click on “Grades” (your name will be included). 
  3. Choose “Transcript” from the drop-down menu. 
  4. You can view your GPA on the unofficial transcript.

How do I transfer credits from another institution? (return to top)
Contact your previous school and have official transcripts sent to the Registrar at: 

Piedmont International University
Attn: Registrar
420 S. Broad Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-5025

Can I test out of courses? (return to top)
There are some general education courses that can have CLEP credit applied to them. Please discuss this option with your advisor. You can also consult the Advanced Placement, CLEP, and Correspondence section of the Undergraduate Catalog.