Advising Appointment Expectations

As your academic advising team, we believe in fostering a strong partnership.

  • We're committed to guiding you every step of the way, from your first day at BGSU through graduation.
  • We will teach, challenge and support you as work toward achieving your academic, personal and career goals.

But like any successful partnership, it's a two-way street. We have the greatest chance of success when we are all prepared and know what to expect from each other.

What you can expect from your advisor

  • Inclusive, confidential and respectful advice
  • Guidance with academic planning and course selection
  • Assistance in understanding BGSU academic policies and procedures
  • Prompt responses to your questions and concerns
  • Referrals for available resources and support services on campus and in the broader community
  • Encouragement and support as you define and achieve your academic goals

What your advisor expects from you

  • Respectful questions and a willingness to share concerns throughout the semester
  • Punctuality – Be on time for advising appointments or cancel in advance if you are unable to attend an appointment.
  • Preparation – Have questions ready, take notes and be engaged in your advising appointments.
  • Willingness to use available resources to help you make informed decisions (degree audit, MyBGSU, academic calendar, etc.)
  • Acceptance of responsibility for your decisions and actions (or inactions) that affect your educational progress and goals
  • Openness to developing your goals and considering all the recommendations we provide

Updated: 06/17/2024 05:07PM