Academic Advising

Undecided - When should I meet with my advisor?

 You should meet with your advisor at least once a semester and whenever:

  • You want assistance planning courses prior to registration
  • You want to know how adding or dropping courses, taking a course credit/no credit, or auditing will affect your standing, financial aid, insurance or other issues
  • You do not know where to find help
  • You want to consider options for majors and/or minors, you are thinking about changing directions, or just want to talk to someone to clarify your thoughts about how well a particular major may fit you
  • You want to discuss any problems which affect academic performance, including academic progress and personal strengths and weaknesses
  • You are concerned about your study skills or having difficulties in your coursework
  • You are on academic probation or in jeopardy of dismissal
  • You want to discuss career choices or graduate programs
  • You need interpretation of university policies and procedures
  • You want to develop an education plan that includes courses, support, and engagement opportunities

If you are exploring a major, minor, or a particular career interest but have not yet declared a major, you are also encouraged to talk to an advisor,  the department chair or a faculty member in the department which offers that major/minor. In fact, talk to several people about these decisions. The more information you gather, the better your decisions will be.

Comments or Questions regarding this Website should be directed to the GVSU Advising Council

Page last modified February 7, 2011