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College of Arts and Sciences

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The College of Arts and Sciences considers academic advising to be an essential part of a student's road to a baccalaureate degree and emphasis is placed on that process.

Who will be my Advisor

Academic advising in the College of Arts and Sciences is located in each of the departments and programs. Students who declare a major are assigned an advisor in the department/program of their major. Students who are undecided about a major are advised in the Center for Advising and Career Services, 222 Knight Hall, 766-2398.

Expectations of the Advisor

•Discuss your objectives and help identify your individual strengths and talents as well as skills that need more development to succeed.

•Encourage you to actively participate in the learning process and link you to other resources on campus to help in your personal discovery and development.

•Help you create an academic program that facilitates exploration of your interests and realization of your goals.

•Provide feedback to reinforce your successes and explore options to resolve academic difficulties.

•Teach you how to use information and other resources to make decisions and take responsibility for those decisions.

How to be an A+ Advisee

Build a successful, working partnership with your advisor:

•Let your advisor get to know your career interests, job experiences, campus activities, and your doubts and plans.

•Your advisor will present you with options. You must make the decisions.

•Keep your advising appointments.

Get the most from an advising session:

•Prepare a tentative class schedule before meeting with your advisor for registration. This allows for more time to discuss substantial issues about courses and plans.

•Check and print your CAPP Degree Evaluation from your WyoWeb to assist you in planning your next semester's schedule.

Avoid the "No one ever told me!" syndrome:

•Read the first sections of the class schedule each semester. This is the best source for new rules and regulations about tuition and fees, deadlines, course repeat policies--everything to keep you in the know.

•Know the academic calendar. Don't miss deadlines. Know when to register, when to drop/add courses, final dates for withdrawing from courses, and advising dates. These are printed in each semester's Class Schedule and online in the Registrar's Web site.

•Keep personal copies of your CAPP degree evaluation located on your WyoWeb, other curriculum sheets and any important information in a special file. Bring the file with you to each advising session.

•Read your mid-term grade report. If you receive a D or an F, contact your instructor and/or advisor immediately to discuss your options.

Visit the Center for Advising and Career Services if you are not sure of the degree program you want to pursue, if you are looking for an internship, or want to start planning a job search.

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A&S Senior Coordinator of Student Advising Michell Anderson

A&S Building, Room 152

Laramie, WY

Phone: 307.766.2641


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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