Before you go:
Determine whether you can walk in or make an appointment.
Make an appointment with your advisor via MyConnect, telephone, or email.
Prepare a list of questions and/or concerns you would like to address in the advising session.
Review the Bulletin, UMSL’s description of programs, requirements, policies and procedures.
Obtain and bring completed transcripts from other educational institutions, placement test results, advanced credit decisions, etc.
Bring a list of courses that interest you and are relevant to your major
Familiarize yourself with important dates.
Be prepared to describe strengths and goals as well as barriers that prevent you from achieving your goals.
Be ready to interact in the decision-making process.
After the appointment:
Follow through with suggestions, referrals and resources.
Keep a record of your academic progress, including notes from advising meetings, your MyDegree Degree Audit, and other documents reviewed at the meetings.
Work to develop a mutual relationship with your assigned advisor by scheduling appointments.
Reviewed and updated July 2018