Student & Advisor Responsibilities

To assist with the success of your academic advising sessions and your academic career, it is your responsibility to:

  • Schedule an advising appointment early each semester
  • Review your curriculum in the Undergraduate Catalog and Academic Majors Guides
  • Ensure you are on track to meet progression standards (if required for your major) by reviewing your DARS and uTrack reports
  • Write down your current schedule and a tentative plan for next semester
  • Write down any questions you have for your advisor
  • Consult with your advisor before making drastic changes to an agreed-upon schedule
  • Consult with your advisor on issues related to academic progress, a change in program, registration for study abroad, internships and coops, courses to be taken at another institution, withdrawal from courses, or withdrawal from the university
  • Make final decisions and take responsibility for your academic career
  • Pay attention to semester deadlines
  • Read any e-mails, texts, or letters that are sent to you by your advisor, advising center, or academic college
  • Keep any advising appointments you make
  • Cancel any advising appointments that you are unable to attend

It is your advisor’s responsibility to:

  • Be accessible to you during reasonable hours
  • Provide a means through which you can schedule appointments
  • Understand the curriculum, graduation requirements, and university policies
  • Provide accurate information
  • Discuss specific university, college, and departmental requirements, procedures, and deadlines
  • Help you define and develop realistic goals and discuss the linkage between academic preparation and career opportunities
  • Assist you in planning programs of study, both short-term and long-term, that are consistent with your abilities and interests; such as course load, academic background, program demands, and employment or personal commitments
  • Refer you to other services, departments, and specific individuals as special needs are identified
  • Monitor your progress toward educational goals and keep accurate, up-to-date records of academic progress
  • Help you identify special needs and acquaint you with services and programs provided by the college and the university
  • Respect your right to privacy of educational records and discuss confidential information only with appropriate individuals and for the purpose of serving your best interests
  • Help you assume responsibility for your decisions and actions