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Advising tips for undergrads

Academic advisers play a vital role in your college career, helping to ensure you meet your degree requrements and much more. Randy Martin, undergraduate academic adviser for the Family and Human Services program, offers the following suggestions on how undergrads can make the most of their advising sessions. Undergraduate students should begin meeting with an advisor as soon as they know they are interested in any College of Education major or minor program.

Making the most of your advising session

  • It is usually best to contact the individual adviser to make an appointment.
  • Reviewing the College of Education major/minor websites before you come will assist in what kind of information you are interested in obtaining in your session.
  • Bringing in a list of questions to your meeting is a good idea.
  • For UO-admitted students. most transcripts and advising documents are readily available to the adviser for your session.
  • Arrive early, as parking and finding the offices may be somewhat of a challenge.
  • Transfer students should contact advisers even before you are at the UO to discuss UO admissions, transfer course equivalencies, major/minor admissions procedures and other pertinent issues.
  • Knowing your adviser’s chocolate preference and bringing samples to your meeting is always a good idea. ;)

See Academic Advising for more information.