Preparing for your advising sessions
Here are some tips for getting the most from your advising appointment:
Schedule your appointment early so that you don't have to delay your registration. Visit One Stop to find your registration time, plan an appointment with your advisor in advance of your registration queue time.
Review the CFANS Advising Syllabus (.pdf). Be prepared to discuss your goals for next year both in class and outside of class.
Develop an academic plan using "Graduation Planner" Plan for at least two semesters.
Review the on-line Schedule Builder to verify that your planned classes are offered and do not conflict.
Bring a copy of your APAS report to your appointment. You can view and print your APAS through One Stop under the Student Records heading. Review your APAS report and note anything you don't understand.
Ask a lot of questions.
Check out the following websites and bring along any questions you have:
- Learning Abroad Center: umabroad.umn.edu
- Career and Internship Services: www.careerhelp.umn.edu
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program: ugresearch.umn.edu/
- Engage: engage.umn.edu
Make your own decisions. Advisors can help you define options, but they cannot decide for you.