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 Call 756-2615 or stop by in person to schedule an appointment. 

                   FasTrak (walk-in) versus Appointment Advising

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

Your Responsibilities | Advising Center Services | Faculty Advisors

What advisors expect of you

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.

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What you can expect of your advisors

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.

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Faculty Advisors

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.

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