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Things To Know

Getting the most out of academic advising

Schedule an appointment. To provide the best, most complete and accurate academic advising, we work with students on an appointment basis. This scheduled time gives your Advisor the opportunity to review your transcript, current course schedule, degree plan and current academic progress. Taking all these factors into account, we are able to help you make the best decisions for your upcoming semesters.

Schedule an appointment by calling or emailing (contact information to the right).

Get to know your Academic Advisor. Your advisor is your advocate, someone who works to help make your time at Cameron University worthwhile and effective. The better your advisor knows you, the better he/she can help you get the most out of your educational experience.

Ask questions! Advisors are here to answer questions as you have them. University policies can be complex, difficult to understand, and hard to find. Advisors know most of them already and know best how to use information/resources to get you the best answer.

Be active in your academic advising. Be prompt and prepared for your advising appointment. Engage!  This is your educational journey!

How to prepare for academic advising

  • Think about what you would like to major in, or at least what some of your long term career goals might be
  • Think about classes you want to take. (You can view the course schedule here.)
  • Think about the things outside of school that you will need to make time for and schedule around (work, family obligations, etc.)
  • Write down your questions so you don’t forget, and bring them with you.
  • Bring any necessary documents like transcripts, test scores, verification forms, etc.

What are the student’s responsibilities?

  • To give your advisor accurate and honest information.
  • To schedule and keep appointments. If you will be late or can’t make it, be courteous and call the Advisement Center to let the advisor know. Appointments more than 10 minutes late will be rescheduled.
  • To establish the agenda for the advising appointment.  Tell the advisor what you need.
  • To be open to advice. Sometimes advisors will bring up new ideas to try which may very well make your experience even better.

What are the advisor’s responsibilities?

  • To listen.
  • To be prompt. Under normal circumstances, students should expect an email response from their advisor by the end of the next business day.
  • To establish and develop a relationship with the student.
  • To provide contact information.
  • To keep scheduled appointments. In the event an appointment needs to be rescheduled, we will contact you.
  • To give students information about academic services and resources available to the student.
  • To help the student define academic & career goals.
  • To interpret complex university policies for the student.