Advising Checklist

Before Advising

  • Know the name and office location of your academic advisor
  • Schedule appointment with your advisor via email, phone, or in person
  • Be prepared to discuss details of your academic performance (midterm grades)
  • Gather all relevant decision-making information (time of day, online, hybrid, number of credits)
  • Accept responsibility for your decisions and actions
  • Be courteous and plan ahead (schedule appointments early and cancel or reschedule if necessary)

During Advising

  • Be on time for your scheduled appointment
  • Please turn off cell phone during your meeting
  • Come to appointments prepared with questions and/or topics to discuss

After Advising

Register for classes that were put on the tentative schedule during advising meeting (Self-Service). If you need to change class times or if tentative classes are full, make those changes according to your preference and class availability. If you wish to change the enrolled courses and are unsure about appropriate alternatives, it is recommended that you consult with an advisor from your chosen major.

If you do not see your advisor to have your hold removed, you must wait until registration dates to register.


If you are a new or returning student, you need to register for classes during registration time. If you have not registered during this time, you should consider registering for second 8-week classes if you wish to attend classes in the current semester.


You must register before the drop/add period to add or drop classes. If you wish to change your schedule once classes have started, you may contact the Academic Success Center.