Advising

Meeting with advisors can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. UF’s entire Heavener School of Business only has four advisors for over five thousand students. For smaller schools, such as the Fisher School of Accounting, getting advising appointments can be much easier. The important thing to note is to never ever attempt to go to advising during registration or add/drop week, because you will not get an appointment. If you do after waiting hours in line, it will be a 10 minute walk in, as opposed to an hour long meeting. The best times to get appointments are in the middle of the semester since everyone rushes for help during add/drop and registration.

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Another good thing to keep in mind is to go with questions. Advisors are there to help clarify things for you, and if you try to go without knowing anything you will not be able to ask all the questions you want. However, if you have no idea what is happening, most college students are lost, go and just tell them you have no idea what is going on and need help. Once you get all the information you can go another time when another question arises. You ideally want to go at least once a semester, but you will probably find yourself going a lot more often than that.

You are probably going to change your major at least once or maybe even five times, who knows. I live with four other roommates and all of us have changed our major at least once, with the most major changes being four, and it’s only sophomore year. Anywho, major changes are not the only reason you will go as I have changed my four year plan countless amounts of times and advising is there to make sure you plan can successfully make you graduate on time. Just remember advising is your friend and anytime you have doubts go to them, just make sure you call and get a meeting during a time that isn’t too busy, or else you’re going to spend hours trying to figure out what to take on your own.