Preparing to Meet with a Counselor

A student waiting for an appointment at the career and counseling center

You are expected to:

  • bring transcripts (official or unofficial) from any other college or university you attended (if transcripts have not been evaluated)
  • write down your specific questions ahead of time
  • be prepared to discuss your academic performance and courses taken
  • plan to arrive on time as academic advising appointments are only 30 minutes

Questions to ask during your advising appointment:

How do I:

  • choose, declare or change my major?
  • calculate/raise my GPA?
  • determine the number of credits I should take each semester?
  • know when I have fulfilled the requirements to graduate?

Where do I:

  • go for tutoring?
  • go for testing services?
  • find course transfer equivalencies?

What is:

  • the MTA program? and how can it help me?
  • the difference between the transfer guide and catalog? and which one should I use?
  • concurrent enrollment?

Who can:

  • help me identify my career interests?
  • help me with my study skills, time management, goal setting and test taking methods?
  • I talk to if I have a learning disability?
  • make sure I'm taking the right courses?
  • assist me with my writing?