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Tips to make the most out of academic advising icon-olus-circle

The adviser's goal is to provide a high-quality advising experience to all Nutritional Sciences students.

Students should arrive to the meeting prepared with:

  1. A list of questions
  2. A tentative class schedule, if discussing registration
  3. Any written academic and career plans
  4. Records of previous advising contacts and an updated Academic Requirements report 
  5. Paper and a pen to take notes
Student's Role icon-olus-circle

The advisee's role in the academic advising process is to:

  1. Acquire the information needed to assume final responsibility for course scheduling, program planning, and the successful completion of all graduation requirements
  2. Seek the academic and career information needed to meet educational goals
  3. Become knowledgeable about the relevant policies, procedures, and rules of the University, college, and academic program
  4. Be prepared with accurate information and relevant materials when contacting the adviser
  5. Consult with the adviser at least once a semester to decide on courses, review the accuracy of the Academic Requirements report, check progress towards graduation, and discuss the suitability of other educational opportunities provided by the University
Adviser's Role icon-olus-circle

The academic adviser's role is to:

  1. Help the advisee to understand the academic and administrative processes of the university and the nature of its academic programs
  2. Seek to understand each advisee's particular concerns affecting academic progress
  3. Neither grant nor deny administrative approval for particular academic actions
  4. Help the advisee to understand the expected standards of achievement and likelihood of success in certain areas of study
  5. Discuss the educational and career objectives suited to the advisee's demonstrated abilities and expressed interests
  6. Help the advisee to understand the relationships among the courses, programs, undergraduate research opportunities, internships, study abroad programs, and other academic experiences offered by the university
  7. Help the advisee to plan a course of study and give advice about courses and the adjustment of course loads. The adviser will inform the advisee about the prerequisites for subsequent courses in the advisee's program
  8. Refer advisees to other resources when appropriate
  9. Participate in the adviser training sessions provided by each college or department to keep informed and current
How to set up a meeting with your Academic Adviser icon-olus-circle

To schedule an appointment with an adviser, please use Starfish .