Make the Most of Your Academic Advising Experience
- Take responsibility, keep track of important dates, and always keep records and paperwork regarding your decisions and plans.
- Communicate - e-mail, stop by, call; figure out when your advisor is there and how to set up an appointment.
- Take the initiative to contact and meet with your academic advisor. Don't wait!
- Make proper arrangements to see your academic advisor. At times, it may be possible to see your academic advisor on a walk-in basis, but this is not guaranteed, nor is it the best method. If your academic advisor is a professor, meet during his/her office hours or make an appointment. You will find your advisor’s office hours posted on his/her office door.
- Be honest about your study habits, your academic progress, and any other school issues. Your academic advisor needs to know these kinds of things about you in order to offer thoughtful and useful advice.
- Be Prepared -- what does being prepared mean?
- You arrive on time or early so you can take full advantage of your scheduled time
- You've taken the time to read through course requirements
- You have identified courses that interest you and meet degree requirements
- You have questions ready/written out
- You keep an open mind regarding the suggestions your advisor makes
- What are some resources that help you prepare?
- College Catalog
- H&S Supplement which you can access via the Registrar’s home page
- If you have declared a major, any information from your department
- Semester course offerings available under class schedule on Homer Connect or via the college site index “course offerings”
- Evaluation of transfer credits including AP credits
- Homer Connect Quick Guide
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