Getting Prepared for Your Advising Appointment

Use this list to prepare yourself for each academic advising appointment:

  • Keep important papers like grade reports, transfer credit evaluations, audits, etc. in a safe place and bring them to your appointment. It may even be helpful to prepare a list of questions or concerns before meeting with your adviser.
  • Update your General Education Manual Worksheet.
  • Check out the College Catalog for major and minor requirements.
  • Identify General Education courses you'd like to sign up for.  Make sure you have the prerequisites for a course. You don’t want to be in a course for which you aren't ready.
  • Consult the Schedule of Classes and write the tentative plan of what classes to take.
  • Bring the tentative course plan free of time conflicts to the advising appointment and be prepared to discuss it with an adviser. Also bring a list of alternate courses to choose from just in case.
  • Make sure you have cleared any financial or other college holds Before your advising appointment.
  • Remember, ultimately you are responsible for checking that the classes taken will satisfy graduation requirements in a timely manner!