For Students

As a student and advisee, you have the following responsibilities:

  • to engage actively and intentionally in planning your educational trajectory;
  • to develop an academic plan that achieves breadth and depth in the liberal arts, and to reevaluate that plan regularly in light of your developing interests and skills;
  • to seek advice or referral from me and from others when you have academic, career, or personal concerns;
  • to prepare for and attend all advising appointments and workshops;
  • to strengthen your ability to make thoughtful, well-informed choices, and to take responsibility for your own academic and personal decisions.

Advising Guidelines:

  1. Think about larger goals. No one will insist that you decide now what you want to do when you leave Carleton, or even for the rest of your Carleton career—but you should consider these things occasionally, and it would be appropriate to discuss them with your adviser and/or visit the Career Center.
  2. Sign up promptly for meetings. Most advisers contact their advisees a few weeks before Advising Days, but you can initiate the conversation.
  3. Note that you will not be able to register until you have met with your adviser. It is a violation of Carleton's Academic Integrity policy to indicate that you have met with your adviser prior to registration if, in fact, you have not.
  4. You can familiarize yourself with Academic Regulations and Graduation Requirements online. Ask your adviser if you have any questions.
  5. Web registration allows you to complete the registration process entirely online.
  6. Keep track of deadlines.
  7. Read "Academic Integrity in the Writing of Essays and Other Papers" and discuss any questions you have with your adviser.
  8. Before meeting with your adviser, give some thought to what you hope to accomplish in the next term, next year, etc. For information on specific courses, read Catalog descriptions, talk with Student Departmental Advisers (SDAs), or contact the instructors.
  9. If you are in academic difficulty, use your adviser as a resource. If you receive a mid-term report of a problem from one or more of your instructors, make an appointment to see your adviser. You can also get help from the College's Academic Support Services: tutoring, Math Skills Center, The Write Place, English and a Second Language (ESL), and the Language Center.
  10. If advice is desired outside of Advising Days etc., take the initiative and schedule an appointment with your adviser. Note: Advisers, like faculty, often welcome invitations to lunch.