Meeting with your advisor
You should be meeting with your advisor more often than just when you’re picking courses for next semester, but it is NOT an option to not personally/physically meet with your advisor during the time that ICE is available for you to build a successful course schedule.
Repeat: MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR.
During this meeting you should:
- Review your ICE choices to make sure that the courses you identified actually meet your needs, either for the GERs or for the major you are considering or have already declared.
- Listen to the advice your advisor provides. We call them advisors for a reason. Balancing course demands (not too many math/science or heavy reading courses) and planning possible meeting times, so you can study and complete other assignments in a pattern that works best for you. You may like large blocks in between meeting times (project work, nap time, etc…) or you may prefer the time between your classes to be shorter (like ripping off a band-aid). Know yourself. Make sure your advisor knows you, too!
- Finally, do what you need to do to ensure that the practical matter of your advisor granting permission for your ICE choices to be submitted happens. Be sure he or she clicks the button that will make it happen.
REMEMBER. If you are stuck about what ICE choices you might make, your advisor is equipped to help you get out of the mire!
REMEMBER TOO! Be flexible and realistic about what you can do. It will all work out. Furman doesn’t have folks who don’t make it to graduation if they plan responsibly and progress satisfactorily.
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