Preparing for an Advising Session

How to prepare for an advising session

The key to successful academic advising relies partly upon your initiative. The more questions that you ask, the better informed your decisions will be. To prepare for an advising appointment, you should:

  • Give thoughtful consideration to your academic and career goals
  • Make a list of questions for your advisor
  • Review your degree audit and degree requirements
  • Compose a tentative, written schedule (if registering for courses)
  • Be familiar with the academic calendars, including registration dates and drop-add deadlines
  • Accept responsibility for academic choices
  • Remember, part of your advisor's role is helping you find and navigate the path that is right for you; utilize this resource!