Making the Most of Your Advising Visit
What is academic advising?
Academic advising is a relationship where an advisor helps a student select, plan, and complete academic goals in a friendly and helpful atmosphere. We suggest you work closely with your advisor to plan your program of study so you will take courses in their proper sequence to meet the graduation requirements for your degree program. Academic Advisors also educate and refer students to additional campus resources.
How do I make an appointment with my advisor?
Call 435-797-3373 or visit TSC 304 to schedule an appointment. If you have a declared major, you can find your advisor's contact information here.
When should I make an appointment with my advisor?
It is recommended that you meet with your advisor at least once a semester.
Meeting with your academic advisor prior to registration ensures there is adequate time to discuss course selections for the upcoming term. This allows an opportunity for major exploration, a review of general education and degree requirements, and a discussion of career goals.
How should I prepare for my advising appointment?
An advisor can be most helpful when you take the initiative to use his/her skills. Here are some things you should do:
- Keep current on academic policies, procedures, and requirements by reviewing the current General Catalog.
- Become familiar with General Education Requirements, University Studies Depth Requirements and Graduation Requirements.
- Schedule an advisor appointment.
- Prepare a list of questions or concerns before meeting with your advisor. Have a tentative written schedule prepared.
- Ask questions! When you don't understand a policy or procedure, ask your advisor for clarification.
- Take an active role in the decision making process. Your advisor will help you explore options, but you must make the final decision.
- Be aware of upcoming Registration Deadlines. Set up appointments with your advisor in advance of these deadlines.
- Bring something to write with and something to write on. Be prepared to take notes.
- Turn off electronic devices (cell phone, ipod, etc.) prior to meeting with your advisor.
Review your transcript!
It is your responsibility to verify your transcript is accurate and up-to-date. Each semester review your transcript for the following information:
- Are all of your AP, Concurrent Enrollment, and Transfer credits posted?
- Are your grades accurate?
- Are you registered for the correct classes?
You can view your transcript by logging on to your Access account. Under "Student Records" select "View Transcript".