Seek Support. Take the initiative to seek support as often as you need it. It’s up to you to schedule (and attend) your appointments.
Monitor your progress. Become familiar with, and track important deadlines, requirements, and policies that affect you.
Come prepared. You’re in charge of leading your academic advising appointment. Check your student portal, draft some questions for your academic advisor, and be prepared to talk about your academic and career-related goals.
Be honest. Your academic advisor can only help you if they understand your interests, goals, struggles, and concerns. Be willing to open up.
Follow through. Your academic advising appointment is only half of what you need to do. To get the most out of your academic advising experience, you need to follow through on any task your academic advisor assigns you.
Take responsibility. Understand that the final decision is always up to you. Your academic advisor is here as a guide and will challenge you to make independent decisions, and to set personal goals.