No. Ball State policy does not allow family members to be in the room when students schedule their classes with an advisor.
According to the Academic Advising office, "We want to meet with the students individually because the student needs some quiet, private time during Orientation. The student is responsible for his/her schedule, not the parents. We want to hear the student's voice.
"The first year is about learning and accepting responsibility; it starts here. The first year is a developmental process, and this is where the development begins. Just as the advisor has responsibilities in the advising process, so does the student, and one of those is to accept responsibility for academic decisions. It is a teaching/learning experience.
"Orientation doesn't precede the school year; it is the start of it. The learning process begins here."
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