Copy - Academic Advising
Created on February 11, 2024
At the University of Miamiby Destiny Makepeace
Academic advising is a service provided by schools to help students manage and keep track of their academic progress. Having a good advisor can significantly impact a student's success. The transition from high school to college can be confusing and overwhelming, but academic advisors help students find their way and navigate the university system.
Understand the purpose of advising and what to address when advising a student
Ensure that academic advisors are confident in assisting students
Identify the different types of advising available to students
When meeting with a student it is important to prepare any resources, questions, concerns or information you would like to discuss with the student. Some of they key topics to address are: 1. How the student is doing academically. Are they facing any personal hardships or struggling with a course? 2. Verify that the courses you and student are selecting follow the curriculum of the bulletin year from the year they are admitted. 3. Review the future goals to ensure they are on the correct track 4. Provide the student with opportunities to ask questions.
What to address when advising?
Students who have previously been admitted to the university can receive continued advising to help them stay on track for graduation.In addition to preparing for graduation, students are provided with opportunities to plan for their future in their desired profession.
Continuing Student Advising
New student advising is available for first-time and transfer students. Academic advisors work with newly admitted students to help them adjust to college life and provide an overview of university requirements.
New Student Advising