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Preparing for an appointment

Advising appointments are a great opportunity to have someone listen to your concerns, celebrate your accomplishments and answer your questions. Review the appropriate Pre-Appointment Guide most closely related to your appointment goals and complete the associated action steps.


First Year Checkback

All first-year students meet with an academic advisor to discuss goals, campus resources, and the transition to college. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and review degree planning tools such as APAS and Graduation Planner. You will also discuss spring semester course registration plans to learn about accurate course sequencing and timely degree progress.

Second Year Checkback

The Sophomore Checkback appointment creates an opportunity for second year CBS students to reflect on their first two years at the University of Minnesota and discuss their short and long term goals. During this appointment, students can create an action plan for steps that can be taken as a CBS student to achieve their academic, co-curricular, and professional goals.

Transfer Checkback Appointment

The Transfer Checkback appointment is an opportunity for transfer students to connect with their advisor, discuss their transition to campus, goals, and campus resources, and review degree planning tools

Degree Planning Meeting

There are many policies, procedures, and requirements related to course and degree planning. During the Long Term Degree Planning Appointment, an academic advisor will review your APAS report and Graduation Planner to provide feedback and assist you in mapping out your remaining course requirements in a timely and balanced manner.

Learning Abroad Planning

Due to the complex nature of learning abroad, students will typically meet with the Learning Abroad Center and their academic advisor multiple times throughout the learning abroad planning process. Once you narrow down and identify specific program(s) of interest, an academic advisor will review the course evaluation process and determine if or how courses taken abroad will fulfill major requirements.

Academic Probation

Students on academic probation are required to meet with an academic advisor. During the appointment(s), students are encouraged to reflect on their past semester experiences, identify barriers to academic performance, and develop a plan for future academic success.

If your intent for the appointment does not align with the above appointment types please complete the action steps below in preparation for your appointment: