Academic Advising

Every student is assigned a dedicated advisor called a Student Coach upon registration, for the duration of their degree completion. The Student Coach will act as your primary support contact throughout your academic journey while attending Bellevue University. Coaches provide multiple integrated coaching services encompassing goal setting and time management techniques, referral to academic support services, as well as navigating academic and financial processes.

Melanie Standiford, BS in Leadership, Class of 2017

"Holly [my Student Coach] was just amazing. We would talk sometimes, anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours. She really made me feel like I mattered."
- Melanie Standiford, BS in Leadership, Class of 2017

Your Student Coach Will:

  • Be an accessible resource to help you set goals and persist through your academic plan.
  • Assist with career and major exploration options.
  • Clarify Bellevue University policies, procedures, and academic catalog information.
  • Assist with course selection and registration via BRUIN.
  • Communicate course participation expectations, academic standards, and assist with academic concerns.
  • Provide referrals to academic support services.
  • Be available to review your advisement report and discuss academic progress.
  • Answer financial questions and assist in navigating financial processes.
  • Instruct on how to navigate email, BRUIN, Cyberactive Blackboard, and other systems.
  • Answer questions regarding graduation, conferral, and requesting transcripts.
  • Maintain confidentiality according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

How to Contact Your Student Coach

You can contact your Student Coach by calling or emailing directly, or you can make an appointment with your Student Coach via the Student Academic Success Hub in BRUIN.

  • Log in to BRUIN.
  • From the “My BRUIN” Homepage, select the “Student Academic Success Hub” tile.
  • Your Student Coach name and contact information will be located toward the center right side of the page.
  • Click on the “Schedule an Appointment” box in the middle of the page and follow the prompts to create an appointment with your Student Coach. A confirmation email will be sent to your email account listed in your hub profile.

Or, you can also locate the name and contact information of your Student Coach under your Academic Progress tile in BRUIN:

  • Log in to BRUIN.
  • From the “My BRUIN” Homepage, select the “Academic Progress” graphic tile.
  • Select “My BU Team” from the left menu and your coach information will be listed on the page.
Watch Chelsie's Story

Graduating student talks about how valuable the support was that she received while working on her degree at Bellevue University.

Need Help?

Check out the “Help” page for commonly asked questions or contact BRUIN Support:
800.756-7920 or 402.293.2000

Or, for other matters, please contact:

Heidi Lupo
Sr. Director, Advising Enrollment Management
402.557.5258 or 800.756.7920 Ext. 557.5258