Maximizing Advising Interactions
Advising is a two-way street in which both the student and the advisor has responsibilities. To make the most of your interactions with our office, you should prepare for each session and come to meet your advisor with questions and goals in mind. We encourage all students to see Advising at least once per year. You can read more about our advisors in our directory.
It is the Student’s responsibility to:
- Acquire the information needed to assume final responsibility for course scheduling, program planning, and the successful completion of all graduation requirements.
- Use all information resources available. These include Undergraduate Bulletin, departmental websites, the Academic Advising website, ConnectCarolina, and your UNC email account.
- Seek clarification about and understanding of all University rules, requirements, policies, and procedures and deadlines.
- Come to your appointments on time and prepared—set goals for the time allotted, generate a list of questions and ideas to share with your advisor.
- Be courteous and respectful. Turn off your cell phone before you enter your appointment.
- Seek assistance whenever you have academic concerns or difficulties.
It is the Advisor’s responsibility to:
- Develop a thorough knowledge of degree requirements and a working knowledge of academic options and resources throughout the University.
- Assist you with making educational plans that are consistent with your goals, abilities, and interests.
- Clarify General Education and major/minor requirements.
- Provide students with clear and accurate information regarding university policies, procedures, and services to students.
- Offer recommendations and strategies for academic success.
- Refer you to the appropriate support services and departments as needed.
- Be professional, courteous, and respectful.