Student Advisement 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 help.
  2. Check the online Academic Calendar so you are aware of important academic dates, such as the last day to drop and add courses and November/April advisement and registration dates.
  3. Learn how 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. Check your on-campus, UW-Superior e-mail account daily. This is how your instructors, your advisor and the university will contact you regarding important information. Students are responsible for knowing information sent to them by 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 Advising and Disability Resources, Old Main 134.
  6. Get acquainted with your advisor early so that 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:
    1. 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. Remember 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.
    2. 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 all program requirements with your advisor.
    3. 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.
    4. Check your enrollment appointment time in your E-Hive account so you can schedule your advisement appointment close to the first time you are eligible to register.
    5. Remember to get your pin number from your advisor or ask him/her to release your advisement hold before you leave your appointment and hang on to it.Your advisor is the only person who is authorized to release your hold.

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