The advisor and student have responsibilities which ensure that the student's academic goals are met.

If you want to make sure you take the right classes to fulfill your major, that you graduate on time, and that you are considering all the opportunities available to you during your years at UVM, then it's your responsibility to understand how your academic advisor can help you.

Your Responsibilities as a Student

  • Know who your advisor is. Find out here.
  • To gather relevant decision-making information, and accept responsibility for decisions.
  • To keep your advisor informed about changes in your academic progress, course selection, and academic and career goals.
  • To be familiar with the requirements of your major and to keep up to date with changes.
  • To understand that your advisor can suggest, recommend, remind you of rules and regulations, but that you have the primary responsibility for meeting program and degree requirements.
  • To keep your advisor informed in a timely fashion when personal issues arise that interfere with academic progress, so that 1)your advisor can refer you to the appropriate campus resources which can help you, and 2) so that your advisor has enough facts about your situation to be able to assess your academic progress fairly.
  • To be familiar with general university policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • To contact and keep in touch with your advisor.
  • To come prepared to your meetings with your advisor.
  • To observe academic deadlines.
  • To ask questions until you understand.

Your Advisor's Responsibilities

  • To clarify University of Vermont policies, regulations, programs, and procedures.
  • To be available to meet with you.
  • To be knowledgeable about program(s) in which he/she advises.
  • To communicate his/her expectations to you.
  • To establish, post, and maintain adequate office hours throughout the semester with particular emphasis given to registration and the add/drop period.
  • To refer you to appropriate sources of information and services.
  • To offer advice on selecting courses and to assist you in developing your academic plan.
  • To be a responsive listener and to refer you to appropriate support services.
  • To discuss candidly with you your academic performance and the implications of your performance on your future.
  • To assist you in the transition from college to career.

Information for Advisors

As an advisor, you can access Mid Term Warning Letter Reports for all of your advisees.

  • After logging into the Registrar's website, click on the Advisee List Report.
  • The last column on the right will show you whether an MTWL has been sent to your student, and how many have been sent.
  • Click on the MTWL link to view specific information for your advisee. You will see a list of classes that indicate where the MTWLs came from.

Faculty Resources