Eastern Michigan University

University Advising and Career Development Center

Preparing for Your Appointment

Prepare for an appointment

  1. Read the "Academic Policies" link of the current undergraduate catalog.
  2. Read the EMU Student Guide to Registration
  3. 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?
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