How Academic Advising Works

A Professional Academic Advisor in the Sport & Exercise Sciences Programs assigned to you upon school enrollment and you will receive an email notifying you of who your advisor is through your Barry email.

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It is your responsibility to contact your advisor within the first week of classes to schedule your first advising appointment. You will meet with your Academic Advisor for a 30-minute advising appointment.

During this session, advisors and students will discuss:

  • Overall career goals
  • Past academic performance to identify individual strengths and weaknesses to align with the stated career choice
  • Academic resources and tutoring availability for specific coursework
  • The academic program evaluation specific to you
  • A semester-by-semester plan of study for degree completion based on suggested course sequence
  • A weekly Time Management Plan to assist with planning throughout the semester
  • A plan for the frequency and method of future communications (weekly meetings, emails, texting) for the remainder of that semester

The goal is to hold a minimum of two face-to-face meetings each semester for the purpose of advising and registration to keep you moving problem-free towards graduation.