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Undergraduate Advising

Advisor/student responsibilities

Academic Advising is an educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students' understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning. (NACADA, 2004)

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact an advisor.

Advisor responsibilities - what you can expect from an advisor

Understand and effectively communicate the degree options, graduation requirements, admission requirements, and university and College of Education and Health Professions policies and procedures.

Be available to answer questions through scheduled individual or group meetings and/or e-mail.

Assist you in choosing a degree that is consistent with your strengths.

Assess your academic performance and monitor and accurately document your progress.

Provide you with information about and strategies for utilizing the available resources and services on campus.

Maintain confidentiality based on the guidelines of FERPA.

Student responsibilities - what an advisor will expect from you

Accept responsibility for your academic decisions, plans and progress.

Be knowledgeable about university and College of Education and Health Professions programs, policies and procedures.

Make contact with an advisor every semester for clearance.

Advisors will answer general questions via e-mail, but understand that only in an appointment can your file be accurately evaluated to assess your academic progress. There is no walk-in advising; please call 817-272-2956 to schedule an advising appointment.

Come prepared to each appointment with questions or materials for discussion and ask questions if you do not understand an issue or have a specific concern.

Read your UT Arlington e-mail and use it as the official means of communication with UT Arlington faculty and staff.

Subscribe to the Education Undergraduate Listserv.

Enroll in the courses you and the advisor agreed upon based on your educational objectives.

Follow through when referred to appropriate campus resources.