Helping Your Advisees Select Courses

  • Is the student over-reaching by taking too many courses or too difficult a load? Note, in particular, those students whose academic preparation from high school suggests the need for introductory courses, such as English writing (ENGL 114, for example).

  • Has the student selected courses that conflict in class meeting times or examination groups?’

  • Has the student selected a course schedule that is too heavy with final papers or too heavy with midterm and final exams?

  • Has the student considered the distributional requirements for the freshman year (see description below)?

  • Has the student made plans for fulfillment of the foreign language requirement?

  • Is the student taking at least one small class in which they will have the opportunity to get to know an instructor and engage in discussions with classmates?