Planning with a Purpose
You'll get more out of your advising appointment if you prepare a little beforehand.
Here's what you should know:
As a Student, You Should Be
✓ Prepared. Please provide a current Degree Audit report for the correct major and catalog year
(year you declared), make a list of questions and concerns, and bring a tentative
✓ Considerate. Please arrive on time to your appointment. If you cannot make your appointment, you
should contact your advisor as soon as possible or reschedule online if possible.
✓ Professional. Please refrain from using your cell phone during your appointment. Take notes and
be attentive. If you are contacting us through email, please use a proper salutation
and signature and include your uNID.
✓ Independent. Please plan to attend your appointment on your own. Spouses, parents, friends, and
children can be distracting.
✓ Responsible. Do take ownership of your education and your success. It is your responsibility to
comply with university requirements and policies, monitor your Degree Audit and progress
towards graduation, and accept the consequences of your academic and personal choices.
As Your Advisors, We Will Be:
✓ Attentive. We will listen to your questions and concerns
✓ Respectful. We will be considerate of your unique interests, abilities, and circumstances.
✓ Accessible. We will be available for advising at a variety of times and in a variety of modalities,
including virtual, phone, and e-mail.
✓ Informative. We will clearly explain degree requirements and clarify university regulations and
policies. If we don’t have an answer, we will connect you with someone who does.
✓ Empowering. He or she will help you develop an individual course plan, refer you to campus resources,
and connect you with academic and extra-curricular opportunities that support your
personal and career interests.