Be prepared to meet with an advisor
Academic Advisement is a shared responsibility. While advisors are here to assist
you, you can do your part by being prepared to meet with an advisor. Please keep the
following in mind:
Get the most out of working with your advisor
- Meeting regularly with an advisor can be very important to a successful college experience.
- Pay attention to deadlines such as last day to drop/add, tuition payment due date,
last day to register for Day and/or Evening Classes, refund period, automatic withdrawal
period, graduation application deadline. If you miss one, it could cost you, both
educationally and financially!
- Keep a copy of your degree requirements and use it to track the courses you taken
and which requirements are still outstanding.
- Select classes based on your academic capabilities. For example, if math and science
are challenging areas for you, do not take these courses in the same semester.
- Be very careful when selecting summer and winterim classes. Remember that you are
receiving 15 weeks' worth of information in a three- to five-week period. The pace
is fast and furious.
- Communication is the key – don't be afraid to ask for help or discuss issues that
are relevant to your educational, personal, social or career development. Support
systems, such as academic advisors, are readily available and vital for academic success.
- Read any material that you receive either by mail or in-person. This material often
contains vital information that may be essential for your academic achievement.
- Save copies of all College documents (transcripts, drop/add forms, course selection
forms, graduation applications, change of program, etc.) You may need to refer to
them in the future.
- Obtain the facts. Do not take College policy advice from other students. Check your
College catalog for answers to your questions. If you still don't understand, speak
with an advisor.
You are in charge of your education!
"I didn't know I had to do that"; "I didn't know I couldn't do that"; "Nobody told
me…”. That's putting the responsibility on someone else. YOU are responsible for learning
and knowing the College's policies and procedures. Everything you need to know about
attending Nassau is in the College Catalog. If you have a question, look it up. If you need clarification, contact an advisor.
It is your education. Take responsibility for it!