Monday - Friday, by appointment only.
Make an Advising Appointment
Please go to: http://www.colorado.edu/aac/ to make an appointment meet with an advisor.
Objectives to Academic Advising
- Assisting students in acquiring information to enable them to formulate and complete their academic goals
- Referring students to myriad of services, support systems, and informational resources available
- Teaching students that discovering knowledge, personal responsibility, independence, and mutual respect are essential elements of a liberal arts education
Responsibilities and Expectations in an Advisor-Student Partnership
Hints for making the most of the Advising Resources:
- Plan to see your advisor periodically throughout your academic career; plan ahead for scheduling appointments for registration and graduation.
- Come to your appointment prepared: know what's been completed according to your DARs audit, know what's left to complete, know what courses fulfill a CORE requirement, etc. Bring your academic advising folder/notebook with you to each appointment; treat advising materials as you would for a class.
- Research available resources ( DARs, Catalog, etc ) when you have a question prior to asking the advisor. Learn to answer your own questions rather than relying on the advisor.
- Be pro-active: don't wait for a crisis before contacting your advisor.
- Pay attention to all CU emails. This is the official line of communication from the university as well as the advisors.
Staying On Track
Be familiar with all requirements for graduation and the major; have a general 4-yr roadmap in mind.
Plan to meet twice: once in each semester, more if necessary.
Become proficient with DARs and other resources.
Have a plan for remedying MAPs deficiencies.
Join the CHEM Club and other university-sponsored activities.
Adjust your 4-yr plan based on results from your 1st year.
Make and keep advising appointments as necessary to clarify requirements or progress.
Explore careers in this major by going to the ACS website (acs.org).
Think about an internship for summer.
Consider another major, minor, or certificate program.
Begin to think about research opportunities: UROP, independent study.
Adjust your 4-yr plan based on results from your 2nd year, incorporating any added majors or minors, etc.
Explore the department honors program.
Begin thinking about your plans for after graduation.
Research graduate programs.
Begin applying for health professional programs.
Make final adjustments to your academic plan based on work to date.
Early in the fall, make an appointment to complete a grad packet. Submit it on time!
Stay focused and complete all the remaining requirements successfully!