Advisement is an important part of the academic experience. For students, your academic adviser is a valuable resource whose work goes beyond helping you choose courses. Your academic adviser is a resource for you within the department. These are some of the many things your academic adviser may do:
Help you choose appropriate classes
Help you navigate your degree requirements, including things like required credit hours, and upper division credits
Help you with forms such as pass/fail forms
Explain all of your options if you are having difficulty in your courses, including connecting you with campus resources that may help you
Keep you informed of important dates, like when you file for graduation, add/drop periods, or course withdrawals.
Discuss other issues that pertain to your academic career, such as post-graduation plans.
Meeting with your adviser every term will help insure that you have a rich intellectual experience, and will also ensure that you are on the path to timely graduation. The degree roadmpas below are also an important reference tool in choosing your courses. These should be used in conjunction with regular advisement meetings to plan your coursework.