6. Academic Support
6.1. Academic Advisement
You will be assigned to a faculty adviser for educational and vocational guidance and advising. Since your adviser is also responsible for other students the following suggestions are offered to help enhance your experience:
1. The name of your academic adviser is listed on the computer print out that you received from the Registrar’s Office at the time you enrolled. If you have misplaced this information, it is available from the Registrar’s Office (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
2. Contact and keep in touch with your adviser during their office hours, which are posted on their doors.
3. Make and keep appointments. Call if it is necessary to change or cancel an appointment.
4. Come with specific questions in mind.
5. Bring necessary materials (pencils, schedule of classes, forms, etc.)
6. Discuss openly concerns regarding schoolwork, study habits, academic progress, and personal concerns.
7. Make sure you are satisfied with your schedule and career choices or share your dissatisfaction with your adviser.
You may want to visit with your adviser for:
• Adding or dropping a class.
• Receiving tutoring.
• Degree plan at pre-enrollment.
• Career information.
• Referral information.
• Withdrawal process.
When you need to see your adviser:
• Become familiar with your adviser’s office hours/schedule. Whenever possible call to make an appointment rather than drop in.
• If it is necessary to drop in without an appointment, try to come at a time when your adviser is on duty; avoid the busiest time of the day, and allow plenty of time in case you have to wait.
• Because the first and last two weeks of each semester are the busiest for your adviser, schedule longer conferences during the middle part of the semester.