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Student's Role in the Advising Process

Student Responsibilities

Each semester you are required to meet with your academic advisor to discuss course selection and receive your registration code needed for on-line registration. Advising and registration for the fall and summer semesters begins March 1. Spring advising and registration begins November 1.  As a continuing student, you will be expected to come prepared for your advising appointment and be an active participant in the advising process.

Before the Advising Meeting:

  • Treat your advising appointment as a business meeting. Be on time. Please call your advisor if you are not able to keep your appointment.
  • Review the schedule of courses and come prepared with a tentative schedule for the upcoming semester.  
  • When choosing classes, pay special attention to the stated prerequisites and notes listed for each course.

During the Advising Meeting:

  • Ask specific questions about courses you need to take, and about progress towards your degree.
  • Let your advisor know if you are having any academic or personal difficulties. We are here to help you!
  • Ask your advisor to review the tentative schedule you have prepared.
  • Ask questions if you do not understand something.

After the Advising Meeting:

  • Keep your advisor informed about changes to your course selection or choice of major.
  • Accept responsibility for your own degree progress and consequences of decisions.
  • Know important dates for each semester, such as last date to add, drop, or change classes.
  • Review and understand University policies stated in the Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook.
  • Understand your major and degree requirements.
  • Pay particular attention to any special sequencing of course requirements that your program might have. Getting off sequence could delay your graduation date.
  • Update your copy of your program check sheet to monitor your progress towards completing degree requirements.