Freshmen and Academic Advising - Introduction for Parents and Freshmen
At The University of Memphis, our vision is that academic advising will empower students,
impact decisions, and exceed expectations. Academic advising is one of the ways that
the new student can have one on one contact with a concerned member of the University
community. Each undergraduate student will be required to meet with an academic advisor
every semester. This meeting can be an important opportunity to assess the freshman
student's adjustment to college.
Freshmen meet with their academic advisor for the first time at New Student Orientation. The first advising appointment is a chance to meet the advisor and get acquainted.
In addition, freshmen will plan for the first semester of classes during this meeting. To
get prepared for academic advising at New Student Orientation, the new freshman should
complete and submit Preparation for Academic Advising. Students who are admitted as freshmen for the Spring or Summer semester will meet
one on one with an academic advisor.
Future meetings with the academic advisor will help the freshman student clarify academic,
career, and personal goals. The relationship with the academic advisor is enhanced
by the active participation of the student. Read more about student and advisor responsibility in academic advising.