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Student Advising Timeline

Student Advising Timeline    |   Academic Advisor Advisement Timeline

 

Student Advising Timeline


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  • Explore leadership positions and involvement opportunities.
  • Make your first appointment with your academic advisor. Getting to know your academic advisor can be a critical component of academic success.

    Your academic advisor's name and contact information is available in your Student Center within MaineStreet.

  • Students may request to add a class in the first week. Students may drop a course through the second week. Check the Registrar's web page for important dates and information related to adding, dropping and withdrawing.

  • If you are on Academic Probation, make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor and develop strategies for success.

  • Prepare for your academic advisement appointment.

  • Arrive on time for your academic advisement appointment.

  • Review Academic Policies in the online USM catalog.

  • Gather all your syllabi, and enter dates for all papers, projects, and tests on a monthly calendar. This time management method will help you map out the assignments that build your grade for each course.

  • Call to schedule an October meeting with your academic advisor.

  • Winter Session registration begins.

  • Identify your academic goals for this semester.

    Access the Career Planning Tools and use as directional aids in assessing your academic progress, revising and/or to plan your career development at: http://www.usm.maine.edu/eco/career-planning-tools 

  • Plan your academic career using the Graduation Planner.


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  • Arrange to meet with your academic advisor. Come prepared with questions and your Graduation Planner.
  • If you receive an Academic Alert notice, arrange an appointment right away with your academic advisor so that your academic advisor can help you locate the resources that will help you to succeed in your classes.

  • Many mid-term exams are given in October; set aside additional study time for yours.

  • Check important dates on the Registrar's  web page.

    • advanced registration for spring classes

    • final exam week

    • withdrawing from a fall class

  • Check application deadlines for scholarships.

  • Schedule an advanced registration academic advisement appointment to work with your advisor so you will be ready to register for next semester's courses on your eligible registration date.

  • Winter Session registration continues.

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  • Be sure you have properly prepared for your advanced registration academic advisement appointment.

    Access the Career Planning Tools and use as directional aids in assessing your academic progress, revising and/or to plan your career development at: http://www.usm.maine.edu/eco/career-planning-tools 

  • Arrive on time for your advanced registration academic advisement appointment. Bring your Wish List, Degree Progress Report and your Unofficial Transcript.

  • Register for classes on your eligible registration date.

  • Add dates of final exams to your personal planner.

  • With the semester more than half over, this is a good time to assess your academic abilities, interests, and motivation.

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  • Prepare end of the semester projects and study for your final exam(s).
  • Grades will be posted in your Student Center within MaineStreet. Check yours.

  • The Deans' offices assess student academic performance and notify students regarding:
    • Dean's List
    • Probation
    • Suspension
    • Dismissal
  • Review the goals you set for yourself earlier in the semester. Assess your academic performance by measuring it against those goals. Construct goals for the next semester based on your assessment.

    Access the Career Planning Tools and use as directional aids in assessing your academic progress, revising and/or to plan your career development at: http://www.usm.maine.edu/eco/career-planning-tools


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  • Identify your goals for this semester.

    Access the Career Planning Tools and use as directional aids in assessing your academic progress, revising and/or to plan your career development at: http://www.usm.maine.edu/eco/career-planning-tools 
     
  • Refer to your Graduation Planner to review your academic goals.
  • Students may request to add a class in the first week. Students may drop a course through the second week. Check the Registrar's web page for important dates and information related to adding, dropping or withdrawing.

  • If you are on Academic Probation, make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor and develop strategies for success.

  • Gather all your syllabi, and enter dates for all papers, projects, and tests on a monthly calendar. This time management method will help you map out the assignments that build your grade for each course.

  • Check deadlines and file applications for available scholarship opportunities.

  • To continue any financial aid, file your FAFSA.

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  • Make an appointment to update your academic advisor on your academic progress before February break begins.

  • If you receive an Academic Alert notice, arrange an appointment right away with your academic advisor so that your academic advisor can help you locate the resources that will help you to succeed in your classes.
  • Many mid-term exams are given in late February and early March; set aside additional study time for yours.

  • Check important dates on the Registrar's web page, such as:
    • withdrawing from a class
    • advanced registration for summer and fall classes
    • exam week
    • Commencement. Applying for graduation is required.  You may apply to graduate online from your Student Center within MaineStreet.
  • Explore Summer Session offerings for courses and credit-bearing travel opportunities.


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  • Arrange an appointment with your academic advisor to be ready to register for next semester's courses on your eligible registration date.

  • Review important dates on the Registrar's web page, such as: 
    • withdrawing from a class
    • advanced registration for summer and fall classes
    • exam week
    • Commencement. Applying for graduation is required. You may apply to graduate online from your Student Center within MaineStreet.
  • Explore Summer Session offerings for courses and credit-bearing travel opportunities.

  • Review summer and year-round leadership positions and involvement opportunities.

  • Prepare for your advanced registration academic advisement appointment.

    Access the Career Planning Tools and use as directional aids in assessing your academic progress, revising and/or to plan your career development at: http://www.usm.maine.edu/eco/career-planning-tools 
  • Summer Session registration begins.

  • Remember, classes fill up quickly. To help insure you get the classes you want, register for classes as soon as possible.

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  • Arrive on time for your advanced registration academic advisement appointment. Bring your Wish List, Degree Progress Report and your Unofficial Transcript.

  •  Register for classes on your eligible registration date.

  • Summer Session registration continues.

  • Remember, classes fill up quickly. To help insure you get the classes you want, register for classes as soon as possible.

  • Arrange to meet with your academic advisor before the semester ends.

  • Add dates of final exams to your personal planner

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  • Prepare end of the semester projects and study for final exams.

  • First Summer Session begins in the middle of the month.

  • Attend Commencement. Celebrate your accomplishments.

  • Grades will be posted in your Student Center within MaineStreet.

  • The Deans' offices assess student academic performance and notify students regarding:
    • Dean's List
    • Probation
    • Suspension
    • Dismissal
  • Review the goals you set for yourself earlier in the semester. Assess your academic performance by measuring it against those goals. Construct goals for the next semester based on your assessment.

    Access the Career Planning Tools and use as directional aids in assessing your academic progress, revising and/or to plan your career development at: http://www.usm.maine.edu/eco/career-planning-tools 


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  • Summer Session continues.

  • Check the Registrar's and the Summer Session web pages to verify dates and information related to adding, dropping and withdrawing from summer classes.
  • Summer grades are posted in your Student Center within MaineStreet after the end of each session.

  • Orientation for new students begins in May and goes through August.

 





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