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How to Prepare For Your Advising Appointment

  • Schedule your advising appointment in advance. At peak times of the year, it may be difficult to get an appointment with your academic advisor at a moment’s notice.

  • Show up early or on-time for your advising appointment. Call to cancel and/or reschedule your appointment well in advance if you are unable to make it, so another student may take your appointment time.

  • Make sure you have your student ID number. This is the same as your OneCard number. If you cannot remember or find this, you can look it up by re-activating your myMadisonCollege account.

  • Bring paper and a pen or pencil to take notes. Writing things down will help you think about what you are learning and help you to remember details and deadlines.

  • Bring your advising report. If you plan to complete a Madison College degree program, go to your Student Center to review and print a copy of your advising report and bring it to your appointment.

    If you are not able to do this, you should arrive 20 minutes early to complete this step.

  • Familiarize yourself with your program requirements and/or admissions and major information for the school you plan on transferring to.

  • Prepare a selection of courses. Include those that you would like to take and/or think you may need for your degree or transfer plan. If you need help searching for classes instructions can be found here http://madisoncollege.edu/class-search-text-version

  • Bring a list of questions. Get the most out of your appointment and have all of your questions answered at one time.

  • Know or learn how to self-register. If you do not know how to register for classes, be sure to check out the tutorials and instructions, as advisors will not be registering for your classes for you.


Please be aware that students that are not prepared for their advising appointments may be re-scheduled for another day.