Prepare for your Advising Appointment!

Preparing for an Advising Appointment

  • Schedule your advising appointment early in CONNECT.
    • Advisor's schedules fill up quickly, especially during peak registration times.
    • Arrive on time and list any particular reasons you want to meet. 
    • Be proactive; seek help and advice early in the semester. Be prepared to schedule more than one meeting a semester, if needed.
  • Be prepared to discuss your progress this semester.    
    • Actively track your progress toward your degree by reviewing your DegreeWorks Evaluation prior to your advising appointment.
    • Inform your advisor of any challenges you are having in your classes; Inform your advisor if you plan on dropping or withdrawing from a class.
  • Exploring or Changing your major? 

Advisors are ready to help!

  • Provide quality advising services to enhance students’ educational opportunities, promote academic achievement and personal growth. 
  • Encourage and guide students to develop and create an academic plan for completing a degree.
  • Provide accurate and timely information about the university’s academic programs, procedures, policies, and resources.
  • Work cooperatively with campus-wide academic and administrative departments to facilitate student success and enhance their educational experiences. 
  • Promote career exploration and planning through career testing, workshops, and individual meetings.
  • Accessible by phone, email, and by appointment. Respond to students in a timely manner.

Students with Disabilities

OASES advisors and staff support students with disabilities. Please feel encouraged to communicate to your advisor if there is anything we need to know in order to support you at the university. We are prepared to connect you with resources on campus to assist you. You are not required to disclose your disability; disclosure is voluntary and will be kept confidential.

Student Veterans:

OASES advisors recognize our student veteran population. If you have any current or former connection to the military, please feel encouraged to communicate special circumstances or accommodations with your advisor. We recognize that calls to active duty, questions about the GI Bill and course registration, and other unforeseen military and veteran-related situations may complicate your academic life. By making us aware, we will do everything we can to assist you or refer you to the proper university staff.