Advising Expectations

We have developed certain expectations that layout the key responsibilities for our students and help ensure you are successful in your academic career. Please see details below.

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Learning Outcomes

Through the academic advising experience, UC Clermont students will:

  • Work with their academic advisor(s) to develop educational plans that will guide them to graduation
  • Know the specific degree requirements for their academic programs
  • Know the name and office location of their academic advisor and their student success network personnel and the role these folks play in the student’s educational experience
  • Be able to develop an appropriate class schedule and register online
  • Learn to utilize the online University tools (i.e., Catalyst, Blackboard, Starfish, etc.) to facilitate their time at the University
  • Understand the importance of University Dates & Deadlines and other Policies & Procedures as outlined on the Office of Registrar’s site

Degree Audit

The audit is an online reporting tool used to track your progress toward degree completion. Academic Requirements Degree Audit incorporates all coursework (UC and transfer) and applies it to university, college, and program requirements. The audit will update automatically throughout your academic career, as you register for and complete additional courses.

What the Audit Does

  • Identifies all requirements needed to complete a degree program
  • Displays the courses you have already completed, the grades received, and how each pertains to your degree requirements
  • Specifies the courses and requirements that have not yet been satisfied
  • Provides courses you may register for to complete the remaining requirements

To view your degree audit, log into Catalyst and select "Get My Degree Audit" on the "My Academics" tab.

Download the step-by-step guide for Reading your Degree Audit. (PDF)

 

Expectations

What Advisors Expect From Students

  • Give careful thought to your academic and career goals and openly share this information with your advisor.
  • Take responsibility for your learning by reviewing the degree audit, the course offerings, your major/degree requirements and by becoming fully aware of academic/university policies, procedures and requirements.
  • To ensure quality time, make an official advising appointment every semester well in advance of your designated registration time. If you are unable to keep a scheduled advising appointment, remember to notify your advisor in advance.
  • Prepare a list of questions before meeting with your advisor and have a tentative written list of classes for which you would like to register.
  • Know your academic requirements and keep track of courses completed for General Education, your major and minor/area of concentration.
  • Contact your advisor at times other than the official advising/registration periods, if needed. It is important to inform your advisor about any academic or personal problems as soon as they arise because your advisor can refer you to any needed university resources.
  • Be aware that adding or dropping classes without consulting your advisor may result in failure to satisfy degree requirements and may have financial consequences.
  • Retain copies of all your university documents.
  • Ask questions! If you are unclear about a policy or procedure, get clarification from your advisor.
  • Accept responsibility for your education. Advisors will provide you with advice and options, but you must make your own decisions. Your goal is to assume primary responsibility for educational planning, course scheduling and the successful completion of all graduation requirements.

What Students Can Expect From Their Advisors

  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in students’ success by helping them develop realistic educational goals.
  • Be accessible and responsive to students' needs.
  • Review and update each student's academic record prior to or during the advising appointment.
  • Be knowledgeable about university policies/procedures and all academic requirements related to graduation, General Education, majors, minors and areas of concentration.
  • Know the academic calendar and be fully aware of important deadlines.
  • Know how to access key student information via Onestop website.
  • Assist students in academic planning by explaining information about the major, General Education, minor/area of concentration and other degree requirements.
  • Teach students to be aware of prerequisites, course sequencing, appropriate course loads and where to locate information about course content.
  • Assist students in developing decision-making skills and encourage them to take responsibility.
  • Learn about university resources/support services available to students and make appropriate referrals when needed.
  • Encourage student participation in student organizations.
  • Participate in professional development to stay current with policies, procedures, and requirements.