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.
  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 email 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 Advising and Career Services.
  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.
    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 with your advisor all program requirements!
    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. Advisors are busy people, too!
    4. 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.
    5. Your academic career is your responsibility, so take charge of it!