Academic Planning_Advising Conversation Topics
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Academic Planning_Advising Conversation Topics

Academic Planning_Advising Conversation Topics

Read this document to learn about important conversation topics to discuss during your advising appointments.

Transcripts. If you have transfer credits, bring copies of your transcripts and test scores. Carefully review with your advisor for applicability to your program.

Degree requirements. Confirm the graduation requirements of your major, minor, and concentration area, if applicable. 

Prerequisites. Some academic programs require a specific course sequence. Discuss course prerequisites to avoid roadblocks in your educational journey. 

Course combinations. Identify the types of courses you may want to take each semester. For example, you might want to consider combining a reading/writing course with science and/or math courses.  

Planning. Work with your advisor to map out courses in a sequential order, starting with the upcoming semester and ending at graduation.

Graduation timeline. Once you have discussed degree requirements. Determine the graduation timeline that best fits your situation. Consider your academic load, expenses, work commitments, and family or other responsibilities.

Postsecondary plans. Discuss your future career and education plans to make sure that your educational path aligns with your career aspirations.

Accommodations. Academic accommodations and Individualized Educational Program plans should be reviewed and amended each semester.

Support services. Share your academic strengths and weaknesses. Vocalize areas of concern that may require academic, social, or emotional support to ensure your academic success.

Changes. Situations change! Discuss changes and potential obstacles to your educational journey. Your advisor can help you navigate obstacles and stay on track to graduation.

Next Steps: Create your portal account. Schedule an academic advising appointment and share your progress.

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