Advising Guide

Stay on track with academic advising

A little bit of planning and a few easy steps will help you get the classes you need and stay on track for your degree.

  1. When the Schedule of Classes is available, look for classes you would like to take and check the Student Center to see if there are holds on your account that will prevent you from registering.
  2. When your priority registration date and time is available in the Student Center, add it to your calendar.
  3. Use the Student Appointment Scheduler to make an advising appointment. Aim to schedule an appointment that is after you can add courses to your shopping cart, but before your priority registration date and time.
  4. Meet with your advisor and add your courses to the shopping cart.
  5. At your priority registration date and time, click "Enroll"!

To know when the Schedule of Classes will be available and when you will be able to add classes to your shopping cart, check the Academic Calendar.

Your role as an advisee

To make the most of your time with your advisor, it's important to prepare and be ready to take charge of your decisions. In high school you may have had your class schedule prepared for you, but in college it is your responsibility to be an active participant in planning your education. Before your advising session, it's helpful to do some prep work. Here are some easy steps to get you started:

Stay in touch

Keep the communication flowing. Regularly set up appointments or just drop your advisor a message during the semester.

Punctuality is key

Show up on time to your advising appointments. It helps things run smoothly, and it gives you more time talk about what matters.

Know your stuff

Review important information before your meeting. Check out things like your program requirements, the Schedule of Classes, and your iGPS Degree Map.

Keep it real

Be open and honest. If a class doesn't feel like it's working out or if you're facing challenges, don't hesitate to speak up. Your advisor is here to help, and the more they know, the better they can guide you.

Remember, it's a team effort! Building a solid relationship with your advisor by being open and working together will set you up for success in college.

Your advisor's role

When it comes to planning your college journey, think of your advisor as your personal guide. They're here not only to steer you in the right direction but also to help you discover more about yourself. Here's the plan:

Discover your strengths

Your advisor will talk with you about your strengths, skills, and what you're good at. They want to make sure your college experience is tailored to you.

Develop your skills

Your advisor is here to help you develop your decision-making skills. With their guidance, you'll take charge of your educational plans and achievements – it takes accountability, responsibility, and effort, but it's worth it!

Define your goals

Your advisor will help you create and define your goals. Together you'll determine objectives that are realistic and achievable, building a solid educational plan that suits you.

All this knowledge isn't just for college – it's your toolkit for shaping a future that's excellent both personally and professionally. Ready to get started? It's time to make your journey extraordinary!

Schedule your advising appointment

Use the Student Appointment Scheduler