First Year Students - How to get the most out of your Academic Advising Appointment

Academic Advising


If you are planning a meeting with an Academic Advisor, we recommend you complete the following steps first:

1.   Read the document: First-Year Essentials [PDF].

2.  Attend a First-Year Information Session in May, June, July or August. 

3.   Explore the Academic Calendar.  This essential resource highlights key information like:

  • General Degree Requirements
  • Major Requirements
  • Course descriptions 

4.   Familiarize yourself with "WebAdvisor/Student Planning"  – our online system that allows you to plan your schedule, register for courses, view your progress and check degree requirements.  Please visit this website for information and instructional videos: About Student Planning

Other resources for first-year students:

Accepted Student Website

Registration Process

WebAdvisor/Student Planning Guide [PDF]