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Questions to Ask Your Faculty Adviser

Students are in different places on their educational path; use these questions to generate your own questions to ask your Faculty Advisor on Advising Day.

  • Can you help me choose classes for next quarter?
  • Do I need any more English or math for my degree?
  • Have I been taking the right classes for my degree?
  • Am I on track to graduate?
  • I still don't know what I want to study, how did you decide on your career?
  • I'm almost done with my degree:
    • Can you help me figure out what I need to do to transfer to another school?
    • Can you give me advice on looking for a job?
  • What kinds of grades do I need to get to pass English and math classes?
  • What careers options are there in my field?
  • How much education is needed for my career goal?
  • What are the differences between associate degrees and bachelor degrees?
  • What is the difference between a major and a minor?
  • How does my GPA impact my transfer options?
  • What are appropriate electives for my majors?

Things to do after you meet with your Faculty Advisor:

  • Double-check your schedule for any conflicts.
    • Ensure there are no time conflicts between the classes you have selected.
    • Ensure there are no conflicts between your class schedule and work schedule.
    • Ensure you have met all of the prerequisites for the classes.
  • Figure out how you will pay tuition.
    • If you are paying out-of-pocket, will you have the funds ready by the tuition deadline?
    • If you are working with Financial Aid or some other funding source, have you checked to ensure your funding will cover your classes?
  • Enroll in classes on your assigned day and time to get priority pick of classes.
  • Get your books.

If you would like to change your Faculty Advisor, fill out and submit a Change of Advisor Request form (PDF).