Academic Advising and Student Services
The College of Applied Science and Technology has its own academic advising and student services department to help you reach your academic and career goals.
Your adviser will . . .
- help you understand the meaning and relevance of the college experience.
- assist you in developing and achieving realistic academic and career goals based on your interests, abilities, values, and needs.
- interpret University policies, procedures, and requirements.
- refer you to appropriate resources, including Counseling Center, Career Center, Adult Focus, and more.
- address your academic questions and concerns.
- adhere to the highest principles of ethical behavior and maintain confidentiality. Your adviser will not discuss issues with parents or non-university persons without your written permission.
- respond to academic questions sent via e-mail using @zips.uakron.edu accounts.
- help you select the right classes for your degree.
When should you see your academic adviser?
- Not sure about your curriculum and course selection? An adviser can assist with class selection and progress toward degree.
- Not doing well in one or more class(es)? An adviser can assist you with evaluating your situation.
- Thinking about switching colleges/majors? An adviser can discuss the “what if” scenarios and assist with follow up paperwork.
- Thinking you are ready to graduate? See an adviser for a final plan of action and/or degree audit.
- Need to withdraw from all your classes or leave the university? Please don’t just disappear. An adviser can review your options and direct you to other offices that may be of help.
- Have a problem, but don’t know who can help? Ask your adviser, and if she/he can’t help, then you will be referred to someone who can.
How to prepare for your advising appointment
- Bring a curriculum guide for your major or for the program/s you are interested in studying.
- Cross out all the classes that you have already passed or that you are currently taking to determine what classes you have remaining.
- Consider possible classes for the coming semester.
- Write down any questions you have.
- During the appointment, be prepared to discuss
- your educational interests and goals.
- your educational plan, including course selection.
- any academic concerns or questions.