How can advising help me?
English/Foreign Language 549-2312
Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation (EXHPR) 549-2381
First Year Programs 549-2584
History/Political Science/Philosophy/Geography 549-2156
Mass Communications 549-2856
Social Work 549-2631
Sociology/Anthropology/Social Science 549-2979
Teacher Education Program 549-2681
Regular advising will:
- provide the shortest route possible to the degree;
- provide information about pre-requisites and co-requisites for required courses and for post-graduate professional schools;
- provide information on career options, internships, and research/project opportunities;
- provide help in selecting and managing course load and in developing strategies to improve academic performance;
- provide help to meet application deadlines for graduation
- provide information on where to get questions answered (via referral to campus resources).
Expectations for Advisors and Students
What can I expect from my advisor?
- My advisor is available by appointment for advising
- My advisor is familiar with degree requirements, deadlines, current departmental offerings, computer resources, and offices that offer special assistance to students
- My advisor maintains confidentiality with respect to my personal and academic information
- My advisor has access to DARS and AIS and can advise me on my academic progress
What are my responsibilities in pursuing and planning my degree?
- To understand University policies that affect my educational goals (as specified in the University catalog and the Student Handbook)
- To declare my major as soon as I have made a decision
- To meet or contact my advisor for registration advice and for additional help as often as needed (a minimum of once a semester)
- To be aware of my own progress toward a degree
- To prepare for registration by reviewing my 4 year plan and choosing courses for the next semester BEFORE my advising appointment
- To make sure that I know my advisor and that my advisor knows me