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Tips for Successful Advising Session

Preparing for Your Advising Appointment

How Do I Prepare?

All students should review their degree audit and admission requirements for their major of choice. You should develop a proposed schedule for your next semester and a list of questions for your advisor to keep your appointment on-track. If you have any forms or paperwork that needs your advisor's signature (examples include parent institution approval forms, study abroad forms, etc.), please complete the form to the best of your ability prior to the appointment.

If you are a new transfer, readmit, or second-degree seeking student to Texas State University, please complete our New Student Information Questionnaire prior to your new student advising appointment.

Where Do I Go?

The Health Professions Advising Center is located in Room 302 of Encino Hall. Driving Directions can be found here.

Appointment Attendance Policy

Please arrive early or on-time for scheduled advising appointments. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you must notify the Advising Center by phone or in person prior to your scheduled appointment time. If you fail to cancel prior to your scheduled appointment time, or if you do not attend your appointment, your absence will be recorded as a no-show.

Please call the main office at 512.245.3506 to cancel your appointment. If you are late for your appointment, you will be marked as a no-show.

After three no-shows, you will forfeit the right to schedule appointments in advance and will only be seen as a drop-in appointment. The number of drop-in appointments will be limited and dependent upon advisor availability.

What Should I Bring?

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    • Proposed semester schedule
    • List of questions to ask your advisor
    • Any forms or paperwork needing an advisor's signature, completed before the appointment
    • Proposed semester schedule
    • List of questions to ask your advisor
    • Unofficial transcripts from any institutions covering any in-progress or recently completed coursework that has not been received by Undergraduate Admissions (if not already submitted in your New Student Information Questionnaire)
    • Proposed semester schedule
    • List of questions to ask your advisor
    • Unofficial transcripts from any institutions covering any in-progress or recently completed coursework since you have left Texas State that has not been received by Undergraduate Admissions (if not already submitted in your New Student Information Questionnaire)
    • Proposed semester schedule
    • List of questions to ask your advisor
    • Unofficial transcripts from any institutions covering any in-progress or recently completed coursework that has not been received by Undergraduate Admissions (if not already submitted in your New Student Information Questionnaire)

     

    • A letter of appeal explaining your extenuating circumstances and your proposed plan of action to improve academic standing
    • Documentation of any extenuating circumstances that have led to your current academic status
    • Failure to bring these documents will result in your suspension appeal being denied