The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about educational plans
and life goals rests with the individual student.
- Get to know your advisor. Initiate contact with your advisor early in the term and seek help on a regular basis when needed.
- Prepare in advance for every meeting with your advisor. Bring the necessary supporting materials such as Degree Progress Sheets and, (if registering) at least a tentative schedule of classes.
- Maintain accurate and current academic records, grade reports, add/drop transactions, major progress sheets, transfer credit evaluations, and correspondence from the beginning to the completion of your academic program.
- Know the graduation requirements for your chosen program in order to monitor your progress toward the completion of your degree.
- Become familiar with policies, procedures, and requirements by using the University catalog, Student Handbook, Academic Calendar, Semester Course Schedule, and any departmental materials.
- Become acquainted with University resources, such as:
- Academic Success Center
- Campus Ministry
- Career Services
- Personal Counseling Center
- Student Life
Websites for General Academic Assistance
Check the Mindtools website for a wide selection of articles on time management, study skills, memory improvement, and many other topics related to academic and workplace success. In particular, check out their goal-setting page.