Academic Advisor and Student Responsibilities
An academic advisor will...
- Inform you about degree requirements and college policies and procedures.
- Describe course options and useful campus resources.
- Help you create a plan to achieve your goals.
- Help you address academic difficulties.
- Provide an honest assessment of your academic progress.
An academic advisor will not...
- Make decisions for you, pick your major, or plan your schedule.
- Identify "good" or "bad" classes for you. What makes a class "good" depends entirely upon your skills, interests, and goals. What is "good" for one student is not necessarily "good" for another.
- Be able to help you with specific problems or situations if you wait too long to ask for assistance. Problems do not go away if you ignore them; they only get worse. Usually there are more options available to correct or improve a situation if you address it earlier rather than later.
You are expected to...
- Take responsibility for your education and commit to do your best.
- Know the graduation requirements for your degree program.
- Review your degree audit each semester.
- Update your address and phone number as needed using ISIS.
- Check your University of Iowa email account daily. The University of Iowa and Tippie College of Business will send all official correspondence to your @uiowa email address.
- See an advisor as needed; do not wait until it is too late to get help.
- Be prepared for your advising meeting, including appointments and walk-in sessions.
- Be courteous and prompt for your advising appointment.
A student should see their academic advisor...
- At least once per semester to discuss fall, spring, and summer registration.
- If you want transfer to a different college within the University of Iowa.
- If you want to complete a course at another college or university.
- If you need assistance because you are failing or having difficulty in a course.
- If you are experiencing personal or academic problems that are hindering your academic performance.