Academic Advising Center

PREPARE FOR YOUR ADVISING APPOINTMENT


In-person Appointments

  1. Anticipate your advising needs by scheduling an appointment early. Our schedule fills up quickly, especially during enrollment times and at the beginning of the semester.
  2. Review the following information prior to your appointment:
    -Understand the core requirements
    -Review your intended degree program
    -Read course descriptions
    -See what courses are offered this semester
    -If you are a first year student, here are some suggested courses
  3. Academic advising is more than preparing your schedule for the upcoming semester. Feel free to discuss academic and non-academic matters relevant to your education, with your advisor. To get the most out of your advising session, come prepared!
  4. Expect referrals from your advisor. Because advisors try to discuss more than course schedules with students, your advisor can help you find resources available on campus.

Phone Appointments

  1. Anticipate your advising needs by scheduling an appointment early.
    Be sure to schedule an appointment when you can dedicate your undivided attention to the advisor. If you must schedule an appointment while you are at work, please limit distractions and interruptions.
  2. Review the following information prior to your appointment:
    -Understand the core requirements
    -Review your intended degree program
    -Read course descriptions
    -See what courses are offered this semester
    -If you are a first year student, here are some suggested courses
  3. During the phone appointment: You should have available a pencil, some paper, a class schedule worksheet, your list of questions or topics and a reliable phone connection. Access to the Internet is helpful but not required at the time of the appointment. To help facilitate dialogue with the advisor, have some courses that interest you as well as ideas on times that work best for you.