Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3413 Schedule appointments with your advisor early and often Meet with your advisor early in each semester. Your advisor may be booked for several weeks, so schedule appointments well in advance. Some advisors have open office hours rather than scheduled appointments. If this is the case, you want to arrive at the beginning of office hours. Prior to your appointment, review the academic requirements in the printed or online undergraduate catalog. Familiarize yourself with the general education requirements, the required and elective courses for your major, and their prerequisites. Check the departmental website and look for a typical “four year plan” that plots out all of the required and elective coursework. On the day of your appointment, arrive on time. Bring along tran- scripts from previous schools and a list of questions to clarify and confirm what you read in the catalog. These questions may include:  “What is a degree audit?” This is typically an online analysis that makes it possible for you to keep track of your academic progress and unfulfilled requirements. At many schools it is called DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System), BANNER, or CAPS.  “How do I access my degree audit?” Your advisor will likely walk you through your audit. Understanding and properly using your degree audit report is absolutely critical to your academic success.  “I was told that one of my courses won’t transfer. Can I appeal this?”  “When do I need to register for next semester’s courses? What’s the best way to ensure that I get into my classes?”  “Can I get into the major I’m interested in? Are there admission re- quirements?”  “When should I be taking my courses? Are there any prerequisite courses, or courses that must be taken in a certain order?”  “What is a reasonable course load?” While you don’t want to schedule too many difficult and time consuming classes in a single semester, too few classes may result in an overload in future semesters.  “Does my GPA make me eligible for the Honors Program? How do I apply and what does it involve?”