Don’t you love this time of year? All your papers are due, you have to study for tests, and now you have to worry about advising and registering for next semester! This brings me to a common complaint that transfer students have: “why do we have to meet with our Advisor every semester?”
Setting up a meeting with an Advisor can be difficult depending on your schedule, but it really is designed to help students. I know it has helped me a couple of different times.
Quick Tip: If this is on your MyMav Student Center, then it’s time to get advised.
Last semester, I decided before seeing my Advisor I was going to total the credit hours I would need for graduation. Before seeing my Advisor I was thinking to myself, “why do I have to see the Advisor? I mean, I had counted up the hours, and I know the classes I needed, so what was the point?”
So, I go into the advising session and see her. We are talking about the classes I will need then she mentions a class I did not remember. When I looked at the degree plan she gave me, I realized I did not count an entire class! If I had not met with my Advisor, I may have gone to apply for graduation and not have a class I needed. My Advisor saved me that day, and it made me realize why we NEED to meet with our Advisor!
While this was an awesome experience that helped me out greatly, it is just one of many experiences that I have had with my advisors! They have recommended me for master level classes, answered my questions about credits, scholarships, and internships. Advisors are really there to help us through our college experience, and they have helped me on numerous occasions!
So, be sure you see your Advisor this semester and every semester while you attend UTA!
Don’t know where to find your Advisor? The Maverick Resource Hotline provides contact information for all advising offices online, or you can call 817-272-6107 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALSO, Check out #UTAAdvised on Twitter to learn more about advising hours, special topics classes and more at UT Arlington and share your advising experience, too.