Preparing for Advising
Advising is a two-way street. Your advisor understands the bigger academic and professional picture and can help guide you through your degree. But as a student you are expected to have information about available classes, university policies, and your current status, so that you can come to the advising session as an informed and active participant.
To help you prepare, we've summarized the steps that you should take before your advising appointment. After reading this information, print out and complete the Advising Preparation Checklist to take with you to your advising appointment as proof that you have completed the necessary steps.
Information on how students can contact their faculty advisor.
Information on how to understanding your degree program and degree requirements.
How to use and your transcript and curriculum sheets in advising sessions.
How a student can check on class availability.
How to use your curriculum sheet to plan for graduation.
Directions on how to use the Steps to Success worksheet found on myLSUS.
How to updating your contact information through myLSUS.
A check list that should be used for advising appointments.