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Scope of Advising

Advisee Responsibilities

Advisees (Students) should:
 

  • Make an appointment with his/her academic advisor prior to the registration appointment date in PAWS;
  • Prepare for the advising appointment by reviewing the requirements for graduation in the appropriate catalog;
  • Be familiar with courses, course descriptions, and prerequisites for major/minor programs and the general education program;
  • Bring a proposed educational plan to the advising appointment, preferably an academic plan through graduation (sometimes called a 4-year plan);
  • Be prepared to discuss life goals;
  • Follow through with the academic plan and any referrals to utilize support services discussed at the appointment; and
  • Exhibit a professional and respectful attitude towards advisors.


Your Advisor can help you...
 

  1. EXPLORE YOUR LIFE GOALS
  • Determine career aspirations, e.g. where do you want to be 5 years from now? 10 years?
  • Answer "What are you good at? What do you enjoy?"
     
  1. EXPLORE YOUR VOCATIONAL GOALS
  • Develop knowledge of vocational fields
  • Understand the changing nature of work in society
  • Accept all fields of work as worthy and dignified
  • Seek information when other options are available
     
  1. CHOOSE YOUR PROGRAM
  • Understand what programs are available in the college
  • Understand the requirements of programs (special entrance requirements, fees, time commitments)
  • Know the University requirements for transfer programs
     
  1. CHOOSE YOUR COURSES
  • Explore course choices and course content
  • Discover any special information regarding courses (prerequisites, transferability, does the course meet graduation requirements?)
  • Understand the rules and regulations of the University, e.g., probation and dismissal, limit on course loads
  • Discover opportunities for honors courses or remedial courses
     
  1. SCHEDULE COURSES
  • Use the PAWS system for scheduling and changing schedules
  • Prepare schedules compatible with work and commuting requirements
  • Honor all prerequisites