Meeting with my advisor

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

  • Course selection prior to registration
  • Adding or dropping courses or taking a course credit/no credit, and how this will affect your standing, financial aid, insurance, or other issues
  • 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
  • Any problems which affect academic performance, including academic progress and personal strengths and challenges
  • Concerns about your study skills or difficulties with your coursework
  • Academic probation or jeopardy of dismissal
  • Career choices, study abroadinternships, practicums, and graduate programs
  • University policies and procedures
  • Final graduation requirements (at least one semester prior to event)

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.