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Student Responsibilities

Some things you may want to discuss with an academic advisor are: your goals, possible majors, course selection, available resources on campus, or academic concerns.

How to get the most out of your advising sessions:

  • Go over your DegreeWorks degree audit and course descriptions. (This will give you an idea of what courses you need to take, when to take them, and what prerequisites are needed.)
  • Look at the class schedule online: here (Consider what classes you need to take and when you want to take them. Keep in mind your work schedule and other obligations.)
  • Create a list of courses you intend to take.
  • Check for holds on Web for Students (You cannot register until holds are cleared).
  • Keep your contact information current and important documents organized.
  • Bring relevant documents, pen, and paper to your advising session.

Printable Checklist

Selecting and Planning for Your Major

If you are considering several fields of interest and would like to talk to someone about further exploration, please contact an academic advisor.  You can also speak with your faculty advisor regarding major options.

Building Your Schedule

Remember to consider the following:

  • For every one (1) hour in class, schedule two to three (2-3) hours of study outside of class.
  • Think about scheduling courses with a break in between to prepare for class or review notes.
  • Keep a daily planner to schedule weekly or bi-weekly work or campus related meetings.
  • Eating healthy is important to your academic health; schedule time for a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Have a quick snack  to eat in between meals if necessary.
  • Schedule time for your physical health; schedule time on your weekly schedule for aerobic activity at least three (3) times a week.



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