Making the Most of Advising in CAS
As a student at the University of Vermont, you have a high level of freedom to pursue your academic interests and passions. With this freedom comes certain responsibilities. For example, you are responsible for knowing and fulfilling all the requirements for your degree. However, you are not alone in this endeavor; it is your advisor’s role to help you to understand University policies and requirements.
Expectations of Students:
- Know your assigned primary academic advisor.
- Remember: You are in charge of your college experience and your academic advisor is here to help you and give you guidance.
- Read your UVM email and other important communications from the University and your advisor.
- Be familiar with catalogue requirements, including academic standards, academic integrity policies, degree requirements, etc.
- Show up for appointments prepared to engage and with all relevant materials.
- Prepare for advising appointments by reviewing requirements and running a degree audit.
- Seek out various campus resources, including (but not limited to) the Tutoring Center, Student Accessibility Services, Center for Health & Wellbeing, etc.
- Regularly run your degree audit and follow up with any questions or concerns.
- Follow up with instructor or advisor when an academic alert is issued.
What you can expect from your advisor:
- Your advisor will be familiar with degree requirements, academic standards, and be able to review and interpret degree audits.
- Your advisor will offer advice on course selection.
- Your advisor will help you plan a path to graduation that takes into consideration factors such as study abroad etc.
- Your advisor will be familiar with, and refer you to appropriate campus resources.
- Your advisor will check-in with you at least once per semester.
- Your advisor will post and maintain office hours throughout the semester, and be willing to schedule other appointments upon request.
- Your primary advisor will follow up on academic alerts issued to you.