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 MyUI.
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 drop-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.
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