Preparing for Your Advising Session

Here are some things you'll need to do before your scheduled advising appointment:

  • Do some thinking about what courses you want to take next semester. Choose courses that don't have time conflicts with one another.
  • Be aware of the courses that are required for the program you're trying to complete and make your preliminary choices accordingly.
  • If you are not sure what program you want to complete, think about what kinds of jobs you are interested in (based on a realistic assessment of your particular skills and abilities) and what your expectations are about income, employment conditions, etc. Your advisor will use this information to help you to select an academic program that will be appropriate to your longer-term employment goals.
  • If you are coming for advising because your grades are slipping, think about the lifestyle changes you can make to improve your academic performance. The University of Regina's Counselling Services office has some tools that can help in this area. Be ready too to discuss any disabilities, personal problems, or other considerations that may be influencing your situation.
  • Finally, come ready to ask questions and make important decisions!

Keep these tips in mind and you'll be sure to get the most out of your advising appointment!