Before Advising (Stamford)

Prepare for your advising appointment (which will happen via WebEx) by completing the following AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR ORIENTATION SESSION:

  1. Gather information on any credits you may have earned through AP, ECE, or other transfer sources, even if you are not planning on using them.
  2. Complete the required *Honors INTERACTIVE ADVISING WORKSHEET*. This must be completed two days prior to your Orientation session! Your advisor will need this information to help guide you through your course selection for your first semester and to potentially pre-enroll you (reserve seats) in anticipated coursework, which you’ll review and revise together in your appointment.
    • Note: You will need to log in using your NetID and password for this worksheet; If you need help, visit the NetID page or contact UConn ITS. Remember your log-in info because you will be using it to log into StudentAdmin to enroll in courses during your appointment. 
  3. Review your school/college requirements and complete any necessary placement exams.
  4. Review Honors course descriptions for fall 2021; make note of one or more that interests you and/or fulfills a requirement you need. Think about other courses on your “wish list” that you may want to take this fall.
  5. Review UNIV 1784 course descriptions for fall 2021; practice adding a section that interests you to your shopping cart. Adding to your cart is not enrolling in the course; this UNIV section may or may not be the one you actually enroll in due to course availability and scheduling.
  6. Download the Cisco Webex Meetings App (recommended) or familiarize yourself with the web client. More info can be found at:  https://its.uconn.edu/webex/ 

      Note: While we’ve pulled out some critical pieces for your advising appointment, this list is not comprehensive, please view and complete the full New Student Checklist for Stamford first-years

      About your advising appointment:

      • Your advising appointment will be a one-on-one online meeting with an advisor.
      • Plan for a private setting where you can discuss your individual interests and your academic background.
      • Keep in mind that the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits advisors from sharing information or discussing your educational records with anyone but you.
      • Parents, guardians, and family members should not participate in any online advising appointments.
      • Promptly connect with the advisor via WebEx at the time of your appointment (again, your specific time will be sent to both your UConn and personal email prior to the date of your confirmed advising session).
      • We highly recommend enabling video for this meeting and using a computer.
      • Appointments are scheduled for no more than 60 minutes. To make the most of your meeting, please arrive prepared and on time.

      We look forward to working with you!