Advising Appointments and Walk-In
Use the table below as a guide for whether your questions would best be answered during a first-come, first-serve walk-in session versus a scheduled appointment session. Please call 756-2615 or stop by in person to schedule an appointment.
|FASTRAK (WALK-IN) ADVISING (15 MINUTES)||SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS (30 MINUTES)|
|To check-in or -follow-up from a previous appointment||For first time appointments with a new advisor|
|For interpretation of university policies||For questions on how the university policies apply to your academic situation (grade forgiveness, major gpa calculation, Expecated Academic Progress, etc.)|
|For one quarter schedule planning||For 2+quarter Schedule Planning|
|For questions regarding "ASSIST.org" (transferring courses from community college)||For academic probation/academic success discussions|
|For referrals on whom to see for a change of major approval||For choice of major dicussions for the undecided student|
|Final quarter graduation checks||
For graduate school/Health Professions application process discussions
The Basics: Expectations for Students, Advisors
You are ultimately responsible for fulfilling all the requirements of the curriculum in which you are enrolled. Students share responsibility for a successful university experience and are expected to contribute to effective advising experiences by doing the following:
- Take the initiative to meet with your academic advisor regularly and follow through with recommendations.
- Be on time for your scheduled appointments and cancel or reschedule if necessary.
- Be an active learner by fully engaging in the advising process.
- Be prepared to discuss your goals and educational plans during meetings with advisors.
- Keep and organize personal copies of all important documents relevant to your academic career and progress to degree.
- Become knowledgeable of the university catalog, campus-/college-/major-specific academic policies and procedures, academic calendar deadlines and degree or program requirements.
- Review your Degree Progress Report (DPR) each quarter and seek assistance to resolve any errors or questions in a timely manner.
- Inform an advisor of any concerns, special needs, deficiencies, or barriers that might affect academic success.
- Be open and willing to consider advice from advisors, faculty, and other mentors.
- Accept responsibility for your decisions and your actions (or inactions) that affect your educational progress and goals.
Advisors share responsibility for a successful university experience and are expected to contribute to effective advising experiences by doing the following:
- Provide a respectful and confidential environment where you can comfortably discuss academic, career, and personal goals and freely express your concerns.
- Understand and effectively communicate the curriculum, degree/college requirements, graduation requirements, and university policies and procedures.
- Assist you in defining your academic, career, and personal goals, and empower you to create an educational plan that is consistent with those goals.
- Actively listen to your concerns, respect your individual values and choices, and empower you to make informed decisions.
- Serve as an advocate and mentor to promote your success.
- Encourage and support you as you gain the skills and knowledge necessary for success.
- Respond to your questions through meetings, phone calls, or email in a timely manner.
- Collaborate with and refer you to campus resources to enhance your success.
- Maintain confidentiality of your student records and interactions.
- Keep regular office hours and be available to meet with you.
- Participate in evaluating and assessing advising programs and services to better serve you.
Students in the College of Science and Math are assigned to a faulty advisor in their major department at the time of entry to the univeristy. Students are encouraged to seek academic/career advising from their department faculty. Contact your major department or the COSAM Advising Center to obtain the name/contact information of your faculty advisor.