As a student you have responsibilities so that the advising process will meet your
needs and be successful.
1. Know your advisor. Click the "Contact Us" link (see left) if you can't find your
advisor, or if you are having trouble finding out who your advisor is.
2. Accept responsibility for academic choices.
3. See your advisor at least once a semester to plan your schedule of coursework,
and seek further help from the advisor when needed.
4. Know basic university, college, and departmental graduation requirements for your
chosen major or minor well enough to plan your own progress toward degree completion.
5. Keep current on academic policies, procedures, and requirements by reviewing the
current Undergraduate Bulletin, Schedule of Classes, and degree plans.
6. Maintain personal copies of tentative degree plan, progress reports, and transfer
credit evaluations until the official graduation application is processed. Take these
materials to each advising conference.
7. Develop social, academic, and career goals and examine how these goals will affect
your life and the lives of persons important to you.
The academic advisor has responsibilities as well.
1. Have access to an up-to-date record for each student. Provide students with correct
up-to-date academic information about university, college, and departmental graduation
requirements for their selected degree program.
2. Help students develop a course of study - including the selection of electives
- that reflects each student's academic background, personal situation, and educational
3. Provide students with information about alternatives, limitations, program changes,
and the consequences of academic decisions.
4. Serve as a mentor to foster students' progress in their academic pursuits. Post
regular office hours for students and seek to be flexible to reasonable student needs
5. Use as many campus and community resources as necessary to best advise the student.
Encourage students to review their progress toward degree completion in order to assure
early detection of problems.
6. Compile information to help students become aware of their academic, educational,
and personal needs and be aware of how these needs affect their educational and career