Common Searches

Through the advising experience at UMSL, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Examine and develop an understanding of your personal interests and skills.

  • Make informed decisions that will lead to enrolling in courses and programs that match your interests, skills and goals.

  • Formulate a plan for achieving identified academic goals, including a degree completion plan.

  • Select appropriate coursework for your degree program.

  • Seek assistance with questions and challenges while progressing through your academic program.

  • Explore discipline-appropriate activities that build academic potential, strengthen transferable skills, increase personal communication, and develop leadership abilities.

  • Graduate in a timely manner.


Advisors hope to accomplish one, many, or all of the following in a meeting:

  • Help you understand your program of study, university policies, and other educational options

  • Create short and long term plans for coursework

  • Provide information and referrals to appropriate campus resources and services

  • Empower you to make educational choices that support your career aspirations

  • Ensure that you are making satisfactory progress toward graduation by helping you register for appropriate classes