Why Do I Need Advising?
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What Should I Do to Get the Most Out of My Meeting?
When Do I Meet With My Advisor?
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For Your UMSL Experience
Attend New Student Orientation
Check your UMSL email account daily
Meet with your advisor at least once each semester
Learn the degree requirements for your major
Complete your Math Proficiency Test and Math requirement
Complete First Year Writing
Attend the Major/Minor Jam
Attend meetings for student organizations that interest you
Use the support services that can help you succeed inside and outside of your classes
For Your Career
Register for Triton Careers
Consider attending Career Fairs and other Career Events
Consider Volunteering to gain skills
Explore the degrees we offer
Visit the college advising offices to learn the benefits of different degrees
Check What Can I Do With This Major? on the Career Services webpage
Once you are ready, declare your major.
Learn how to use Aetna insurance or petition the ISS office to use your own plan (if you qualify)
Become familiar with the immigration rules of your student visa type
If you were provisionally admitted, submit required documents to avoid loss of immigration status
Complete your immunization records if you did not submit them at the time of admission
If you get an on-campus job, apply for a Social Security number through the ISS office
Consult an international student advisor before accepting an internship or job off-campus
Report any change of address within 10 days (through MyView)
reviewed and updated: February 2018