Category: Advisor FAQ

Advisor FAQ #3

How do I know which degree sheet to use?

Your default degree sheet is the academic year you started at UCO. An academic year starts in fall and ends in summer, like Fall 2020 through Summer 2021 is one academic year. For example, if you started at UCO in Summer 2021, you are on the 2020 – 2021 catalog. This can dramatically change your graduation plan of which classes you need and/or how many credits it takes to graduate. When planning classes, it’s super important you know your specific situation and don’t just “do what other students are doing” because you might pay for something that doesn’t count accidentally.

Advisor FAQ # 2

What does the FSI advisor do in an appointment?

The FSI advisor pre-reviews your transcript for errors and grade forgiveness options. Students would be surprised at how many errors or GPA corrections I catch in a week! Together, you review where your credits are counting, how many are still needed, and make a tentative graduation timeline. You also review the less obvious information like credits you may need outside of what your majors require (most common mistake delaying graduation) and resources like the career guide and how to choose effective electives (most common issue preventing students from getting their top capstone choice). It’s a time to voice your concerns and roadblocks as well as game plan for the future.

Advisor FAQ #1

When should I see an advisor?

Early October and March! The next class schedule releases in these months and enrollment opens in the following month, so it’s the sweet spot to get together and make a plan. Of course, go see them anytime in between if something comes up.