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Academic Advisement Center

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Academic Advisement Center

The Academic Advisement Center serves as a key component of the Unit’s operation. Activities include, advising all first time students (freshmen and transfers) beginning with their admission into the University and continuing through the freshman and sophomore years; coordinating advisement workshops for faculty/staff advisors; and developing activities to assist students holistically as they persist to graduation.

Your responsibilities in the advising relationship are:

  • To take the initiative to contact your advisor. Be mindful of the need to work with advisors during posted office hours.

  • To prepare a list of questions or concerns before each meeting with your advisor. Have a tentative written schedule prepared if you are registering.

  • To be familiar with the requirements of the major(s) which you are pursuing, and to schedule courses each semester in accordance with those requirements.

  • To ask questions! If you do not understand a policy or procedure, ask questions until you do understand. Be informed about policies, procedures and requirements.

  • To get to know your advisor and let him/her get to know you. This person is a valuable resource and can be of benefit to you not only while at CAU, but also afterwards once you enter the job market or graduate school.

  • To observe academic deadlines. Don’t miss deadlines. Know when to register and how to get financially enrolled. Set up appointments with your advisor well in advance of these deadlines.

  • To keep your advisor informed about changes in your academic progress, course selection, and academic/career goals.

  • To keep a personal record of your progress towards your degree. Organize official CAU documents in a way that enables you to access them when needed.

  • To do your very best and accept responsibility for your academic decisions.