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Academic Advising Central

The Advising Process


Before the Meeting

 

Advisee

  • Make an appointment by calling or emailing the professor, or go to posted office hours
  • Identify requirements you have and have not completed
  • Have plan for finishing requirements and graduating
  • Create proposed schedule using Open/Close
  • Know your registration date
Advisor

  • Contact advisees to schedule meetings
  • Be reasonably available  at key times
  • Be familiar with advisee coursework and progress
  • Know relevant curriculum and registration changes
  • Have access to Open/Close, WestConnduit, program sheets, PINS, etc.

 


During the Meeting

 

Advisee

  • Discuss academic progress
  • Articulate short- and long-term goals
  • Provide reasons for course selections
  • Clarify questions or concerns
  • Solidify schedule and establish alternative courses (if needed)
Advisor

  • Discuss academic progress
  • Conduct degree audit/check program sheet Probe advisee’s short- and long-term goals
  • Offer appropriate guidance
  • Alert students to potential problems with plan for finishing requirements and graduating

 


After the Meeting

 

Advisee

  • Register
  • Notify advisor of registration problems or schedule changes
  • Keep updated program sheet and/or degree audit
Advisor

  • Keep record of the meeting
  • Follow-up as needed