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Your responsibilities. As our advisee, we expect you to:

  • Schedule regular appointments, be on time, and cancel appointments you are unable to attend. If you are over 15 minutes late for your appointment you may be asked to reschedule.
  • Be open and honest about your goals, interests, and abilities.
  • Come to your meeting prepared to make informed decisions:
    • have a tentative course schedule prepared if meeting about registration;
    • ask questions about your major requirements, course load, and course sequencing; and
    • ask questions about anything you do not understand about UAB or your college experience.
  • Keep a personal record of your progress towards your degree and any official academic records.
  • Regularly check your progress using GPS (Graduation Planning System).
  • Observe academic deadlines and know when to register, drop/add, or withdraw. Set up advising appointments well in advance of your assigned registration time.
  • Follow through on assignments, referrals, or recommendations from your advisor and share the outcomes with your advisor.
  • Inform your advisor whenever a serious problem (medical, financial, personal) disrupts your ability to attend classes.
  • Accept responsibility for decisions.