Student Advising Responsibilities

  1. Recognize personal responsibility for continuous evaluation of progress toward the objectives set by the University and the ultimate responsibility for all academic choices.
  2. Formulate social and academic goals in order to optimize life and career choices.
  3. Become acquainted with the resources at PSU that can increase the likelihood of academic success and help with definition of long-term goals. These include The Bagley Center, Plymouth Academic Support Services (PASS), Office of Undergraduate Studies, the Undergraduate Advising Center, the Writing Center, the Math Activities Center, and the academic advisor.
  4. Become familiar with academic policies, procedures, and requirements by studying the Academic Catalog and the Student Handbook .
  5. Know the graduation requirements for the chosen program in order to monitor progress toward completion of the degree.
  6. Maintain accurate and current academic records, such as add/drop transactions, transfer credit evaluations, student request copies, and correspondence from beginning to completion of the degree program.
  7. Initiate regular contact with the advisor.
  8. Prepare in advance for every meeting with the academic advisor and bring to each meeting the necessary supporting materials such as tentative schedules.
  9. Follow through on the evaluation of transfer credit from other colleges and universities to assure that transfer credit is applied correctly to PSU degree requirements and on the students’ PSU transcript.

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