Your advisor can help you avoid mistakes like these:
- Taking classes that you don’t need.
- Missing a class that will not be offered again for a year or more.
- Failing to take classes that you need to graduate or at another college.
- Failing to have the needed prerequisites for required course.
- Enrolling in courses that are too difficult or too easy.
What can you expect from your academic advisor?
Your advisor has knowledge of college programs, procedures, policies, requirements, deadlines and transfer information that can help you to:
- Find the right resources to solve problems;
- Develop a balanced class schedule;
- Develop an academic plan based on educational goals.
What does your academic advisor expect from you?
- Ask questions about degree requirements to be sure you are always moving toward your educational goal. If transferring, learn about the school you plan to transfer to.
- Sign up for advising to discuss possible classes before each quarter.
- Bring an idea of the courses you wish to take in the upcoming quarter to your advising appointment.
- Look at the online quarterly schedule or use the Schedule Planner to see what courses will be offered in the coming quarter.