Working With Your Academic Advisor
Services You Can Expect from Your Department of Exploratory Studies Advisor
- Attention to your individual needs and goals
- Guidance in understanding how to choose courses to meet degree requirements
- Help to explore your interests, abilities and skill; and in relating them back to your goals and career interests
- General advising help with academic policies and procedures
- Review of your academic performance (GPA) as it relates to your ability to declare a major or be competitive toward programs with selective admission requirements
- Transfer credit processing and evaluation
- Aid in understanding how to use the Degree Audit Report (DAR)
- Be a responsive listener and refer you to appropriate support services and campus resources as needed
- Being regularly available for appointments.
What UT and Your Department of Exploratory Studies Advisor Expects from You
- Learn the Grade Point Average (GPA), course requirements, and all the details of the program requirements for the Major(s) you are interested in pursuing. This is your responsibility as a student to meet the requirements to graduate in a timely manner.
- To know your priority registration date
- Seek advise whenever you need it
- Inform your advisor immediately whenever a serious problem (medical, financial, personal) disrupts your ability to attend classes or interferes with your ability to focus on your education
- Follow university procedures and deadlines for registering for courses and making adjustments to your schedule
- Declare your major as soon as you know what it is and have the GPA to do so (Financial aid is available to undecided students but for a maximum of 3 semesters and depends on your having at least a 2.0 GPA!)
- Plan ahead for your goals
- Come to appointments prepared with any questions you have
- Learn how to read and understand you Degree Audit Report (DAR)
- Use the resources available to you!! Most are FREE – or at least already paid for with your student fees.