My Responsibilities


While the Academic Advisor is there to help, you must also accept the following responsibilities:  

  • Be proactive and seek help and advice early in semester
  • Understand role of academic advisor (full-time professional and/or faculty)
  • Know how to contact your advisor(s)
  • Become familiar with requirements for your major, minor, general education, and graduation
  • Update your student record when necessary (e.g., change of address, phone number, etc.) using Banner Self-Service
  • Know your current grade point average, enrolled credits, and earned credit hours
  • Follow dates and deadlines on the academic calendar such as add/drop, withdrawal, and graduation
  • Frequently check your Gmail account for official communication from the University
  • Know that advisors are helpful and available during non-registration periods
  • Schedule and arrive on time for appointments with your advisor
  • Check DegreeWorks degree audit, prepare questions, and create a course schedule before meeting with your advisor
  • Make notes and keep all paperwork and forms from advising sessions
  • Be familiar with and utilize the Undergraduate Catalog for academic policies, procedures, course descriptions, and requirements