While your adviser plays an essential role throughout your college years, ultimately the progress and results of your academic career are your responsibilities!
- Understand College requirements for graduation including:
- Specific major requirements
- Implications of repeating a course
- Implications of selecting S/U grading
- Implications of Warning and Probation
- Hours required for graduation
- Distinctions among lower and upper division, liberal and non-liberal arts designations and hours required, PE hours
- Become knowledgeable about graduation requirements by attending advising workshops and by studying advising materials.
- Study all information pertinent to one's degree program in the Undergraduate Catalog and any supplemental materials provided for the major.
- Keep accurate records and update the degree progress audit sheet every semester.
- Sign up for an advising appointment each semester with the academic adviser, during the designated advising period. Keep the appointment.
- Be prepared for your advising appointment. For tips on this see Preparing for Advising.
- Accept full responsibility for own progress.
- Accept full responsibility for own decisions (good or bad) and progress (slow or steady).