- Regularly check your student email account for messages from your advisor (your question may have already been answered).
- Be punctual. Be respectful of your advisor’s and fellow student’s time.
- Come prepared. (Note taking materials, printed forms to be signed or submitted, V-number, etc)
- Know what you want to accomplish. . . come ready with questions.
- Turn cell phones off or to silent.
- Students must pass a minimum of 120 semester hours (total) to receive an undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- Students must obtain at least 45 upper level credits in order to graduate. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater to graduate.
- All Science majors are strongly urged to consult with their academic advisor prior to registering for courses each semester.
- Pay attention to emails announcements and Blackboard posts. This is the official line of communication from the Interdisciplinary Sciences program to its majors.
- Explain the university’s curriculum, requirements, policies, and procedures when needed
- Encourage and guide students to define and develop realistic education goals
- Assist students with planning programs consistent with their abilities and interests
- Listen carefully to questions, concerns, and confusions
- Apprise students of available resources and job/internship opportunities
- Review degree progress with students
- Discuss the relationship between academic preparation and the work world
- Communicate with and inform students about relevant information concerning the degree program
- Become knowledgeable about college programs, policies, schedules/deadlines, and procedures
- Clarify personal values and goals
- Participate proactively in the decision-making process
- Review their degree audit prior to each appointment
- Follow through on suggested actions, resources, or referrals
- Keep a personal record of academic progress
- Accept responsibility for academic decisions and performance
- Check student email regularly and be professional when communicating with faculty and staff through email