Maintaining contact with your advisor is critical to the successful and timely completion of your degree requirements. Regular advising is required for undergraduate students. How often advising is required varies by college; contact your college head advising office for further information.
Use the general catalog to research program requirements and to review the course descriptions of courses you are considering enrolling in.
From the very beginning of your academic career you have access to the degree audit tool to monitor your progress towards your degree. Students can access the tool by clicking this MyDegrees link.
Academic advising is invaluable to the successful completion of your education goals. Your academic advisor is there to provide guidance in regards to course selection, degree requirements, academic success strategies, career plans, and integration to the campus culture. Each academic college has developed an advising structure that facilitates the needs of their programs and students. However, all colleges recommend that you:
1) Meet with your advisor once per term.
2) Keep your PIN and GAP codes in a safe place.
3) Take responsibility for learning your degree requirements.
You may contact the college head advisor for more information about the advising resources and requirements of your program. Contact information for individual departments is available online under the subject area contacts heading.
You may view and search the general catalog online. The general catalog contains information about admissions procedures/policies, degree requirements, course descriptions, academic policies, and more. Use the catalog to research program requirements and to review the course descriptions of courses you are considering enrolling in. You are assigned a “catalog term” for your program. Your catalog term is the term in which you declared your current program of study (degree & major). You are subject to the program requirements that were in effect at that time. Use the general catalog that applies to your catalog term when reviewing your program requirements. There are archived catalogs for prior terms available online.
From the very beginning of your academic career you have access to the MyDegrees degree audit tool to monitor your progress towards your degree. To access the tool, click this link to MyDegrees. You will be required to enter the login information for your student online services. Then choose the Submit MyDegrees button and you will be taken directly to your MyDegrees degree checklist. Keep in mind:
1) Here you can review your Degree Checklist
2) Your Planner is also available for use in future planning
The degree checklist will indicate which degree requirements are met by a check in the box to the left of the requirement. Requirements that are expected to be met by in progress courses will appear with a blue box to the left. Requirements that you still need to complete will have an empty box to the left and will have the words "Still Needed" in the course requirement area. Bear in mind that the inclusion of in progress courses indicates where you will stand if you successfully complete all of your in progress courses. You should review your audit again after the term is complete to verify the results.
The audit is a useful tool for students, but it is not a replacement for regular consultation with your advisor.