Meeting with Your Academic / Career Counselor
One of the most important activities besides attending classes is making sure you
see your major advisor each term.
This goes for first semester freshman as well as graduating seniors. Find your major advisor
The staff in the Academic Counseling Center (ACC
) are dedicated to student success. In order to do our jobs, we need YOU to meet with US
on a scheduled and routine basis. Meeting with your ACC advisor
on a scheduled basis can save you TIME and MONEY. You can also expect your advisor/counselor
- Guide you towards discovering, planning and achieving personal, academic, and professional
- Teach you to become academically and professionally engaged as a self-directed learner,
and competent decision-maker
- Assist you in gaining an appreciation for student diversity, interests, challenges
Suggested Advisor & Student Planning Schedule
- Two to four months BEFORE each semester, meet with advisor for clearance to register
- One to two months BEFORE each semester, meet with advisor to discuss academic/career
- Two to three months INTO each semester, meet with advisor to plan next semester.
- Approximately three months INTO semester, register for next semester classes.
- AFTER each semester, meet to refine goals, plans, and develop schedule for future
Advisor/Counselor Responsibilities – What You Can Expect
- Effectively communicating curriculum, graduation and university
- Encouraging and guiding you during your program of study
- Identifying available student resources and services
- Assisting you in the process of career/major decision-making
- Frequent accessibility for face-to-face meetings during office hours
- Maintaining 100% confidentiality
Student Responsibilities – What You Are Expected To Do
- Regularly checking your UVLink account for email from your advisor and others
- Schedule regular appointments during each semester of the academic year
- Come prepared for appointments with questions or material for discussion
- Complete all assignments or recommendations as agreed between student and advisor/counselor.
- Provide accurate information regarding your interests and abilities (self-discovery)
- Know college programs, policies, and procedures as you solidify career goals
- Accept responsibility for your academic decisions