Gearing Up for Advising...

March 2, 2012 | , , ,
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It’s time to start thinking about your plans for this summer and your upcoming fall course schedule.  Here are some things to think about as you go into the summer and fall advising period:

Are you ready to declare a school/major?  Think about whether you are happy with your current major.  Does it make sense to have a minor?

What is your academic personality? When are you most alert?  What days of the week do you want to have classes?  Remember when you are planning your schedule to consider work, volunteer, sports, family, etc. obligations.

What academic load are you comfortable with?  Consider your past performances and the number of hours that work best for you.

What classes should you take?  Consider taking a balance of courses between general education and your major and/or minor.  Look over the course schedule and make a list of possible courses prior to meeting with your Academic Advisor.

Do you have plans to take courses in the summer?  If so, where do you plan to enroll in these courses?  Keep in mind that if you enroll at another institution for the summer, you must have your Academic Advisor complete a “Request to Take Courses Off-Campus” form prior to registering for any courses.

Make a list of questions you have before scheduling your advising session so that you make the best use of your time with your advisor.