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Student Advisement Responsibilities


Center for Academic Advising

Student Advisement Responsibilities

 Student Advising Responsibilities

1. Read your catalog and refer to it frequently!You are expected to
    know your general education, major and minor requirements, and
    academic policies and procedures. If you need further clarification
    regarding requirements or procedures, ask your advisor.If your
    advisor can't help you, you will be referred to an office that can.

2.  Refer to the Academic Calendar, inside, front page of the class
     schedule, so you are aware of important academic dates, such as
     the last day to drop and add courses and early advisement and
     registration dates.

3.  Learn to read your degree progress report!This advisement tool
     tells you what requirements you have fulfilled for general
     education, major, and minor requirements and which requirements
     you still need to fulfill.It also lists your cumulative and major and
     minor GPA.

4.  Use your on-campus, UW-Superior e-mail account weekly, if not
     daily!This is how your instructors, your advisor and the university
     will contact you regarding important information.  There are no
     excuses for not knowing information sent to students via on
     campus e-mail.

5.  Know who your advisor is.If you don't know who your advisor is,
     check your e-hive account and click on advisor or stop in the
     Center for Academic and Career Advising,

6.  Get acquainted with your advisor early so you can become
     comfortable with each other and you can ask questions and get 
     the answers you need before you find yourself with a problem.

7.  Prepare for your advisement appointment. 
     a.  Review your degree progress report and the class schedule so
          you know what courses you need and what courses are being
          offered for the next semester.  to check for courses
          that need instructor consent so you'll know if you need to ask
          for a permission number or an override to allow enrollment in
          any of the courses you want to enroll in.

     b.  Review course descriptions in your catalog for the courses you
          want to take to ensure you have met any prerequisites required
          for enrollment.This is of particular importance to education and
          business majors.Make sure you clarify with your advisor all
          program requirements!

     c.  Build two or three schedule options and bring it with your
          degree progress report to your advisement appointment.  Please,
          be on time for your appointments.  Advisors are busy people, too!

     d.  Check your enrollment appointment time in your e-hive account
          so you can schedule your advisement appointment close to the
          first time you can register.

      e. Remember to get your pin number from your advisor before you
          leave your appointment and hang on to it.Lost pin numbers
          require the advisor's authorization to be reproduced.This will
          delay your ability to register for classes and you may find
          courses you need to enroll in closed by the time a new pin
          number is generated for you.

8.  Your academic career is your responsibility, so take charge of it!


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