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Advising

What Advisors May Expect from Students

Students should:

  • become familiar with the Class Schedule. Advisees are particularly urged to examine the Common Curriculum requirements prior to orientation and to come to campus prepared to discuss their proposed courses of study.
  • attend all scheduled meetings during orientation.
  • participate fully in the advising experience, seeking counsel and information while taking responsibility for planning their own programs.
  • resolve academic program questions with their academic advisors as well as with personnel in other offices, such as the Registrar, Student Financial Services, the Offices of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, and the chairs of the departments.
  • consult their advisors before adding or dropping any course during the semester.
  • meet with professors of classes in cases of deficient mid-term grades (and then their advisors if they have further questions).
  • contact their faculty advisors and student mentors during the year by scheduling appointments at a mutually convenient time.

The Nature of the Advisor-Mentor-Advisee Relationship

Advising is bound by:

  • The advisor respects confidential information about advisees acquired in the advisor-advisee relationship but reserves the right to provide information about the student to other appropriate units of the University. The advisor may refer an advisee to other campus offices for assistance.
  • A student may request a change in advisor, but, in all cases, a change in advisor for a student without a major can be approved only by the Office of Academic Affairs. The student may request such a change from the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, NH 410N.
  • Similarly, an advisor may request a change in advisee, but in all cases a change in advisor for a student without a major is approved only by the Office of Academic Affairs. The advisor may request such a change from the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  • The advisor and the student commit themselves to honoring appointments at designated times and to attending the scheduled orientation and advising group sessions.
  • The advisor, mentor, and student will discuss academic expectations, academic integrity, and academic programs. They also will talk about academic support areas such as the library and computing, curricular requirements, policies and regulations, and social life on campus.
  • The advisor and student meet in individual academic advising appointments on Sunday or Monday during orientation. At that time the student and advisor discuss courses that might be taken during the first year. Working with the Courses of Study bulletin and the Class Schedule, which lists instructors, times, and locations for courses, the student will select a set of courses for the fall semester.

More information about Advising can be found in the Academic Resources section.