Eastern Michigan University
University Advising and Career Development Center
Preparing for Your Appointment
Prepare for an appointment
- Read the "Academic Policies" link of the current undergraduate catalog.
- Read the EMU Student Guide to Registration
- View the requirements for the General Education Program
Basic Student Responsibilities
- Treat your appointment as a professional engagement.
- Arrive on time, with your cell phones and beepers turned off.
- Use appropriate and professional language.
- Come prepared with all of your advising documents.
- Keep track of the advisors with whom you meet and speak. Take clear notes about what you discuss and any actions that you will need to do.
- Be prepared to speak for yourself as we meet individually with you.
- Ask when would be a good time to seek your next advising appointment. It is your responsibility to stay connected with your program requirements and your advisor.
- Plan ahead!
Items to bring
Your Advising Folder: Maintain a folder with all of your academic records and bring your folder with you to every advising appointment. Documents to keep readily available in your folder:
- Initial advising agreements from your first advising session upon entering the University.
- Any math and/or foreign language placement results (if applicable).
- A recent printed copy of your academic records from you my.emich account.
- A copy of any substitution/equivalency forms (if applicable), including transfer guides.
- All notes from previous advising appointments.
Information on your catalog:
- you can access the undergraduate catalog online at: catalog.emich.edu,
- print off materials from your intended major/minor.
Current Schedule of classes (if available).
- You can access the schedule book online.
- You also can access the "real-time" schedule book from your my.emich account
- log in to your my.emich account at my.emich.edu
- click on the tab that says "Student"
- scroll down and click on "Student Services and Financial Aid"
- click on "Registration"
- click on "Look-up Classes"
A list of questions for your advisor, such as:
- Is there a second admissions requirement for my major?
- What sequence of courses should I take?