Before You Register: Pre-Advising
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research runs pre-advising sessions during fall and spring orientation. These sessions prepare students for meetings with their First-Year Seminar Advisers. In these sessions, students learn techniques for choosing courses and for negotiating arena registration. Most importantly, students acquire information so they can have meaningful conversations with their academic advisers.
Two“pre-advising” sessions are offered at CTLR for all first-year students during Orientation. These pre-advising sessions are held prior to new students meeting with their official academic advisors. The goal of the pre-advising offered at CTLR is to help each student be well prepared for the all important individual meeting with his/her FYSE advisor, where fall course selection plans will be finalized and long-term academic planning will begin. First-year students should not be referred back to CTLR for academic advising after the student has met with the official advisor. CTLR offers only pre-advising because we do not want to duplicate the very important role of the official advisor with first year students, and we do not want to undermine the official plan that academic advisors and their students have developed.