Advising Check list
First Year Students
- Receive a copy of your Academic Evaluation. Double check your copy. Notify the Student Records Office of any discrepancies (missing AP/IB/transfer courses).
- If there are missing scores/classes, supply the needed transcripts or score reports from the appropriate colleges/companies (contact information available online in the Student Records page under “Forms”)
- Meet with assigned advisor and discuss your academic and vocational future.
- Review your Academic Evaluation with your advisor and make sure you understand what it is showing.
- If you have chosen a major and/or minor, consult the catalog and learn the major requirements. Discuss any questions with your advisor.
- If you are undecided for your major, consult the catalog, the Office of Life Planning, your advisor and other resources to gain information to aid in your decision.
- Seek information on off campus programs so you may plan your academic schedules accordingly.
- If you are thinking of taking summer courses elsewhere, fill out a “Request for Pre-approval for transfer credit” form from the Student Records Office as soon as possible (available online).
- Know what tutoring services are available in your courses if needed.
- Get involved outside of the classroom to learn transferable skills and broaden your experience.
- Bring at least one draft of a paper to the Writers Corner for input
- Choose a major and/or minor and fill out a major/minor declaration form (spring semester).
- Change advisor to a professor in your major department (if needed)
- Schedule a longer advising time to work with your advisor to write out a plan for the classes needed for graduation (not to be done just prior to the registration period).
- Gain information regarding off campus programs if interested.
- Double check your Academic Evaluation that you will get from the Student Records office once per semester. Notify them of any discrepancies.
- Fill out the “Application for Degree” received from the Student Records office with your advisor and turn in to the Student Records office.
- Review your program/graduation requirements/academic progress with your advisor and/or the Student Records office to make sure 124 units are going to be met.
- Fill out applications and take the GRE/MCAT/LSAT if needed for graduate school.
- Check out the Internship Office or major department for internship opportunities.
- Take the GRE/MCAT/LSAT if needed for graduate school.
- Fill out graduate school applications.
- Review your “Application for Degree” sheet to make sure you are on schedule to graduate.