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Academic Advising

Mature Student Advising

The Mature Student Advisor can help you:

  • clarify your education and career goals
  • explore upgrading options on campus and beyond
  • explore academic (credit) programs
  • choose courses that relate to your goals and interests
  • address concerns about your studies
  • develop strategies for academic success from first-year to graduation
  • identify skill-building opportunities
  • problem-solve if you are struggling in school
  • explore academic options when faced with personal/family emergency
  • determine appropriate accommodations support when required
  • determine where to go for additional information

Your academic success is your responsibility but working with your advisors, your instructors and others will enable you to achieve your educational and career goals.

Before you meet with your advisor:

  1. Make a list of questions you want to ask. Try to be as specific as possible – this will help you clarify your concerns.
  2. Look in the Undergraduate Calendar for information about your questions.
  3. Look up academic dates and deadlines that relate to your questions.

During your meeting:

  • Tell your advisor as much as you can about why you are meeting with them. The more your advisor knows about your situation, the more they can help you.
  • It is always a good idea to write down suggestions your advisor offers so that you remember which steps to take next.
  • Ask your advisor for help to make a list of next steps if you need it.

Beyond the Mature Student Advisor, there are other on-campus advisors who can assist: