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
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
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
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
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!