Questions to Ask Your Advisor

​​​​​​Take this information with you to your enrollment meeting.

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Ask your advisor for this information. Print it out and fill it in for future reference if you have questions later.

Advisor’s Name: 


Office Number:


Office Hours: 


Advisor’s Phone: 


Advisor’s Email: 


About me (to help your advisor):

  1. My career goal in life is to become  . What is the best program of study for me to do that?
  2. I prefer classes (mark all that apply)
    • In the early morning (8 - 10 a.m.)
    • In the late evening (10 a.m. - noon)
    • In the early afternoon (noon - 2 p.m.)
    • In the late afternoon (2 - 5 p.m.)
    • Evening classes (5 p.m. and later)
    • Online
  3. I work   hours a week.
    • My work schedule is currently: (list your regular weekly work hours below).
  4. When I finish my associate degree, my plan is to:
    • ​Find a full-time job
    • Transfer to a college or university
      • College/University I am considering:  

Questions for your advisor

  1. If I need to change my class schedule, how can I change it? 
  2. When is the drop/add date and how do I do this?
  3. When can I register for classes Spring semester?
  4. Is there a Guided Pathway that I can have to help me plan my future courses?
  5. How do I declare or switch my program of study? 
  6. What’s the difference between semester and ​cumulative GPA? 
  7. When should I buy textbooks? 
  8. What academic resources are there to help me study – such as tutoring? 
  9. If I feel overwhelmed and need to talk to somebody, where should I go? 
  10. When should I schedule another meeting with you? 

Make a note of any other questions you have for your advisor.