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Preparing for Advisement

 
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You should approach advisement with some level of preparedness to that you have ample time to talk about more than just your class schedule with your advisor.  Advisement sessions are a great opportunity for you to talk about your chosen field of study and to get professional guidance on potential careers and graduate school.

To prepare for advisement, you should become familiar with the Semester-by-Semester Guide for your academic major, which is available at http://www.usm.edu/undergraduate/degrees-alphabetical. On this web page, majors are listed alphabetically. Click on your major, and then click on “Download PDF” in the gray box underneath “Degree Details.” Additionally, you should view the courses that are being offered for the upcoming semester in the Class Schedule Guide. Between the Semester-by-Semester Guide and the Class Schedule Guide, you can plan out a possible class schedule to present to your advisor for approval.

Another resourceful tool for students is the Scheduler Planner. Scheduler Planner is available in SOAR for both students and advisors to generate all the potential schedules for a successful registration. Courses are selected, breaks can be applied, and with the generation button, all options available are provided for students to select the best option for a successful semester.

Advisors can access a student’s scheduler planner from either the Advisor Center, Advisee’s student center OR Campus Community, Student Services Center (Student). Advisors can populate the student’s schedule planner during advisement and allow the student to select the specific class times that meets their needs. Students can access the scheduler planner via their Student Center under Schedule Planner. Once the schedule planner has generated the schedule, students have the ability to send the perfect schedule to their SOAR shopping cart to complete the registration process. All of this process is available in Schedule Planner with 3 easy steps. (Schedule Planner)

Easy tutorials are available on the Scheduler Planner home page in the top right corner for more detailed searches.

http://www.usm.edu/registrar/class-schedule-guide

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Office of the Registrar
Kennard-Washington Hall (KWH) Room 110
118 College Drive, #5006
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Phone
601.266.5006

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Long Beach, MS 39560

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