What is an academic advisor?
An academic advisor is a faculty member who teaches courses in your chosen field of study and is assigned to you to assist you with your academic program planning. An academic advisor can help you stay on track as you progress toward your degree. He or she will help you select classes each semester, but can also be a valuable resource for advice about your future. You can ask your advisor for information on research opportunities, internships, graduate school, and career options. When you develop a good relationship with your advisor, he or she can serve as a source of guidance, support, and encouragement.
Who is my academic advisor?
You can find out who your advisor is by logging into Matrix and accessing the Degree Audit tab. You will see your advisor listed at the top of your degree audit. If you still have trouble finding out who your advisor is, you can contact the First-Year Success Center.
How do I contact my advisor?
How should I prepare for my advising meeting?
You should always go into meetings with your advisor with a plan. Have an idea what you would like to discuss with your advisor. You can use the Academic Advising Plan to help guide your meeting or the Course Selection Form for registration time.
Before your registration appointment:
- Log in to Degree Audit to see what courses you have left to take at UNH.
- Look in Banner to determine course availability.
- Create your ideal schedule a few variations to discuss with your advisor.
Remember to make your appointment for registration each semester and do so EARLY! If you go with a plan in mind, you will find that you have more time to ask your advisor important questions.