The Chemistry Department at Virginia Commonwealth University considers academic advising a cooperative effort between the advisor and the student. Faculty advisors in the Department provide recommendations to their advisees in terms of academic planning and career goals, and expect their advisees to take a continuous, active role in this process. The student has the ultimate responsibility of his/her schedule and academic plans, including adherence to all deadlines set by the University as indicated on the academic calendar and meeting degree requirements as specified in the VCU Undergraduate Bulletin.
Our goal is to make available all the information necessary for you to make the very best choices in your upcoming enrollment while facilitating a timely graduation which will save you money in the long run! If you do not meet with your Chemistry Advisor a registration hold will be placed on your account, preventing you from registering for classes.
|Explain the university’s curriculum, requirements, policies, and procedures when needed||Become knowledgeable about college programs, policies, schedules/deadlines, and procedures|
|Encourage and guide students to define and develop realistic education goals||Clarify personal values and goals|
|Assist students with planning programs consistent with their abilities and interests||Participate proactively in the decision-making process|
|Listen carefully to questions, concerns, and confusions||Review their degree audit prior to each appointment|
|Apprise students of available resources and job/internship opportunities||Follow through on suggested actions, resources, or referrals|
|Review degree progress with students||Keep a personal record of academic progress|
|Discuss the relationship between academic preparation and the work world||Accept responsibility for academic decisions and performance|