Meeting with your advisor regularly is an important part of the educational process, for a variety of reasons:
1. Attending advisement each semester, whether one-on-one with your advisor, or at an open advisement session, is the best way to ensure that you are taking the proper courses, in the proper sequence - so that you can graduate on time.
2. Attending advisement on time often leads to registering on time - putting you in the best position to get the courses you want. Many students will need "PIN numbers" in order to register, and these are available from your advisor.
3. Meeting with an advisor can be a good way to stay up-to-date on curricular changes, departmental activities, and ways to become involved.
4. The advisement process can allow you to really connect with a professional in your area of study, and take advantage of their knowledge and expertise as you move through your degree program by seeking their input on your course selections.
5. Establishing a good relationship with your advisor can assist you upon program completion - think ahead to the letters of recommendation you will someday need.
However, to gain all of these benefits, YOU must take the initiative.! Watch for flyers announcing the start of the advisement period.
! Know who your advisor is and follow their instructions for setting up an advisement appointment.
! Be on time and prepared for your advisement appointment by having printed and reviewed your DegreeNavigator audit, as well has having reviewed the course schedule.