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Academic advising is an interactive process between a student and an advisor in which, at the minimum, the advisor assists the student with selecting appropriate classes, discusses academic policies, procedures, and degree requirements, and assesses the student's progress toward degree completion. The advisor may also be able to assist with clarifying academic and career goals, planning a program of study, and learning about educational and career options and campus resources.
The College of Business offers "by-appointment advising" for all students who seek counseling about registration, graduation requirements, transfers, and more. Since the advisor knows which student is expected, he or she has the opportunity to gather together and review the student's records in advance. This allows the advisor to provide more
All new students are required to make an appointment prior to registration.
Most appointments last approximately 30 minutes. Prospective students, particularly those from institutions outside the United States, should schedule 1 hour
If you are a prospective student or do not have
- Click the Starfish icon
- Click "My Success Network"
- Find your advisor's name and click "Schedule Appointment"
The College of Business Administration provides advisors each day to answer general questions for students. Walk-Ins are a convenient way to address minor
You may also contact the College of Business Advising Office via email and it will be answered as soon as possible. Remember, these questions must be quick and general
How should I prepare for my appointment?
The role of your advisor is to assist you with educational choices. When you meet with your advisor, you will be expected to have a completed schedule with suitable alternate courses for your advisor to review (unless you are new and still learning the degree requirements). You should also arrive prepared with any questions you may have regarding courses (what a course is about, any prerequisites you may need, how often a course is offered, etc.), degree requirements, or academic policies procedures. Advisors cannot be experts on all aspects relating to a student's career, such as financial aid, employment, etc., so an advisor may need to refer you to another office or individual for assistance with some matters.
In addition to course selection, an advisor should be able to assess your progress toward meeting degree requirements. Ultimately, however, the student is responsible for making sure that all degree requirements are met, so it is important that you read and follow the requirements and policies described in the
Your responsibilities in the advising process are:
- Gathering all relevant decision-making information (degree audit, DARS,
- Clarifying personal values and goals;
- Being knowledgeable about policies, procedures
- Accepting responsibility for decisions.
The appointment has a better chance of success if YOU are prepared!