Prepare for advising.

Things to do prior to your advising appointment:

Don’t procrastinate!

Advising begins in late October each Fall semester and in mid-March each Spring semester. Make an appointment with your faculty advisor as early as possible. Registration blocks are only removed once you and your faculty advisor have discussed your plans. Don’t assume your registration block can be removed without an advising appointment.

  • Obtain a copy of your current transcript. (Available from WebOPUS)
  • Check your midterm grades and print them out to bring with you. (Available from WebOPUS)
  • Run and print a current degree evaluation for yourself. Students on Fall 2013 and later catalogs should use u.achieve, and students following catalogs prior to Fall 2013 should use WebCAPP.  Make sure you select the correct catalog and the Majors, Options, and Minors that interest you. (Available from WebOPUS)
  • Analyze your completed courses with respect to Liberal Arts Core requirements (general education) and your Major requirements.
  • Use the information from Steps 1 to 4 to fill out or update the following electronic forms:
  • Confirm that you’ve met (or have a plan for meeting) any Colorado Basic Skills remedial requirements (Math, Reading, Writing). You can see your status in the “Advising Information” page in the WebOPUS Student Records menu.
  • Plan courses for next semester and consider how each proposed course moves you ahead towards graduation in terms of Liberal Arts Core, Major Requirements, and Free Electives. The course schedule is available on the Web via the Registrar's Office pages, or you can access it via your WebOPUS account: Student Services / Registration / Select Term / Class Search
  • Have numerous alternative classes in mind in case your first choices are full.

You also need to:

  • Have an explicit plan for getting assistance in any courses for which your midterm grades are poor.
  • Clear any Holds that would prevent registration. (Check WebOPUS)
  • Know your FLC computer network ID and password. (These are needed to access theFort, as well as to use the campus computers to access WebOPUS. They are available from the Lab Coordinators in the basement of EBH.)
  • Know your priority days for registration. These are posted at the Registrar's Office website.

Things to do during your advising appointment:

  • If you don’t already know your advisor, introduce yourself, and tell your advisor a little bit about you: Where are you from? Is this your first term at FLC? What other colleges have you attended? What are your academic interests?...
  • Take charge of the appointment. Come prepared and have specific questions you want to discuss. You advisor assumes that you have taken responsibility for knowing what coursework you have completed and which graduation requirements you still need to complete.