How to make advising work

  • Determine the name and location of your academic advisor or advising center.
  • Make an appointment with your academic advisor during your first semester.
  • Prepare a list of questions and topics of discussion for your advisor.
  • Read advising emails sent to you throughout the semester.

  • Become familiar with the academic calendar and GVSU policies and procedures.

  • Know how to calculate your grade point average.

  • Review your next semester schedule and develop an academic plan for the next registration cycle.

  • Learn how to read your GVSU myPath in myBanner and be able to use the "what if" option.

  • Become familiar with your learning style and study skills.

  • Get to know at least one faculty member.