Adviser’s 411: Seek assistance to plan ahead

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June has already started off as a busy month in the Office of Academic Advising. Summer enrollment is now winding down and summer classes are well under way.

For students planning on attending in the fall, this is a great time to meet with an Academic Adviser or one of the Faculty Advisers working in our office for the summer semester.

Faculty Advisers can help you in the selection of your faculty approved electives, career exploration, and a variety of other needs particular to your major.

 

For international students who will be traveling within the United States and abroad this summer, now is a good time to come in and meet with an Academic Adviser to set up your fall courses.

By doing so, international students ensure that their enrollment and degree/course planning is done and they can spend their summer worry free about finding the appropriate coures at the right times for their schedules.

All students who wait until the last minute to enroll may find that class availability at times that are convenient with their work and personal schedules are more difficult to find.

Enrolling early also allows you to ask important questions and get informed responses.

Students often want to know: What classes do I have left to take? Can I take an intersession course? What is online coursework like, and is their online help if I have trouble? Can I enroll online? Do I need to test for course placement? When do I apply for graduation?

These are all questions that the Office of Academic Advising can help you to get the answers to.

Therefore, planning ahead and meeting with an Academic Adviser now may ensure optimal course placement and course availability. To set up an appointment for summer to meet with an Academic Adviser or a Faculty Adviser call 405-682-7535.

—Mary Anne Bodine
Academic Adivising director

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