If you do not hear back within a few days, call and email again. If you still do
not hear back, seek out another connection in your academic department or ask for
assistance from the Admissions or Student Services office at your school.
Step Three: Make the most of your advising experience
Before you go:
Prepare a list of questions or topics to discuss.
Come prepared with a list of your strengths and weaknesses as well as a list of your
If this is your first appointment, bring a copy of your high school transcript and
Be at a computer with an internet connection if your appointment is on the phone so
you can look at your program information in your college catalog or Degree Works (in
your UAOnline account) during the discussion of placement and what courses to take.
Ask for written documentation of the specific course numbers and titles you need to
take (e.g. MATH A105 Intermediate Algebra and ENGL A111 Introduction to Composition)
and proper course sequencing.
Follow up email from your advisor OR
Degree plan in Degree Works
After your appointment:
Maintain an academic portfolio with notes from your advising meeting, your test results,
current resume, career research, etc.
Schedule out regular appointments with your academic advisor - the more times you
meet your advisor the more likely you are to be successful in your college career.
Seek Financial Aid advising and create a plan to pay for your education. Kodiak College
Financial Aid Coordinator Nancy Castro is available for individual appointments. Contact her at (907) 486-1214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to set up a time to meet.