Academic Advising for School of Education Students
Academic advisors are here to support and guide you on your path toward graduation. We understand that college can be challenging, and we are here to help you succeed. Items to discuss with your academic advisor:
- Choosing a major and concentration
- Understanding academic requirements and policies
- Planning your schedule
- GPA and credit requirements
- Connecting with resources and support on campus
- Probation policies
- Course selection and sequencing
- Preparing for graduation and beyond
- Discuss the combined degree/fifth-year opportunity
We encourage you to meet with your academic advisor regularly, even if you don't have any specific questions. We are here to help you stay on track and achieve your academic goals.
How to Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, please log into OnTrack and select your academic advisor from the ‘Success Network.’ From there, you can view your advisor’s available appointment and find a day/time that works for you. If you cannot find an appointment time that’s ideal, please email your academic advisor directly, so we can accommodate you.
How to Prepare for Your Appointment
- Review Degree Works and previous curriculum worksheets
- Create a list of questions or concerns to bring to your advisor’s attention
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I meet with my academic advisor?
Your academic advisor is your partner in success. They can help you with everything from choosing a major to planning your course schedule to preparing for graduation. They can also connect you with resources and support on campus.
How often should I meet with my academic advisor?
It is a good idea to meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester. However, you can meet with them more often if you have any questions or concerns.
What should I bring to my appointment with my academic advisor?
Please bring a list of any questions or concerns you have to your appointment with your academic advisor. Your academic advisor may give you tasks to complete after your appointment based on what you discuss.
What if I don't know who my academic advisor is?
You can find your academic advisor by logging into OnTrack and reviewing your ‘Success Network’ – that is where your academic advisor will be listed. You can also email the Director of Advisement, Ann Marie McGlynn, for assistance.
Can I graduate early?
Students in the School of Education follow a cohort model, which requires that they follow the scope of their program. Each semester builds upon the next, so our courses are offered once a year to allow for appropriate sequencing of course requirements. Also, our students participate in valuable fieldwork and student teaching experiences to fulfill certification requirements. Therefore, students are unable to accelerate their program.
Helpful Resources/Important Links
We are here to help you succeed! Please don't hesitate to reach out.