College of Management Undergraduate Program Office

How to Prepare for a Meeting with Your Advisor

Spring 2012 registration starts the week of November 7. Some students have an advising hold which makes a meeting with an advisor mandatory; and students without an advising hold are still strongly encouraged to meet with someone before registration. Below are some tips on advising preparation and making the most of your registration advising session.

Make an appointment early (with a University Advising Center advisor); or plan to come to walk-ins NOW (in CM, for declared concentrators). Waits for advising only get worse as registration gets closer.
Be prepared. Print your degree audit before you meet with an advisor, and bring it to your session.
Do your research. Look over your degree audit for remaining requirements and then look on Wiser and/or course wizard to see which requirements are being offered in the upcoming semester. Add those to a list of possible courses options to discuss with your advisor.
Write down your questions – and ask them! After looking over your degree audit, you should spend some time thinking about classes you might want to take, questions you might have about policies or your graduation progress.
Be open to having an honest and (hopefully) enjoyable conversation with your advisor about your courses and future. Remember we are here as partners with you to help you meet your goals while navigating the university system.

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