Academic Advisement TipsAcademic Advisement Tips

Academic Advisement Tips

Take full advantage of the opportunities offered by Cal U's advisement program by:

  • Seeking out your adviser
  • Thinking carefully about your personal, academic and career goals
  • Making a list of your personal and academic strengths
  • Identifying special situations affecting you achieving your educational goals, such as limits on your time, work schedule, lack of background, other commitments, etc.
  • Becoming familiar with the academic policies in the Course Catalog
  • Become familiar with the requirements for your course of study
  • Acquire and keep material useful in developing your four-year academic plan, such as a University Course Catalog , major advising sheet, suggested four-year course sequence for your major, class schedules, schedule adjustment forms, etc.

Arrange a conference with your adviser before registration. Meet to discuss your progress and develop a schedule for the upcoming semester. And, after the semester begins, plan to visit your adviser the third or fourth week to discuss progress in your courses and get assistance if you need it.