Preparing for Advising

Avoid the rush.  For the best course selection, register as soon as your enrollment appointment begins.  The months of November and April are the two busiest times of the year, start earlier and avoid the rush to ensure a more relaxed planning session. Coming in for a last–minute walk–in session to remove your “advising hold” forces a rush mode that doesn’t do justice to the important decisions you have to make.

Do your homework. The better prepared you are, the more you’ll accomplish when you sit down face to face with your advisor.

Browse and choose. After reading your audit to see where you stand with respect to your general education and major requirements, develop a preliminary list of courses that interest you and meet the requirements you need to fulfill. Visit your WISER Student Center page to begin to search for available courses and add them to your shopping cart.

Questions? Start building a list – and keep adding to it as you go.

Take charge.  Use this checklist to jumpstart a great advising session.  And, be sure to bring these things with you:


Visit the Toolbox to get started.