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Advising

  1. Schedule an Appointment

    Did you know you already have an advisor? All political science students should contact Professor Michelle Payne to set up an initial advising appointment.

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    Once you know who your advisor is, try to schedule an appointment during their office hours. If you can't meet during office hours, talk to your advisor about making an appointment for another time.

  2. Check Your Degree Requirements

    Log in to your Ramlink account and take a look at your degree audit. This helps you decide what classes you need to take. Keep in mind, your degree audit is a guide and not an exact schedule. Plan a tentative schedule based on the course offerings listed in the course catalog.

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  3. Visit your advisor

    Bring your tentative schedule to your appointment. Your advisor can help you figure out if you're on the right track for the next semester. Each visit with your advisor is helping to make sure you graduate on time.

  4. Mark your calendar to register

    Mark your calendar for your registration time and be ready to sign up for the classes you need. Don't be late. A professor doesn't have to let you in their class once it's full.

    It's always good to make sure you don't have any holds on your account before you register for classes. Any unpaid balance or missing forms can keep you from being able to register for classes.

  5. Register for class

    You've done all the leg work, now it's time to sit down and register for classes. You'll sign up for your classes through your Ramlink account.

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    It's a good rule to visit your advisor at least once a semester, but it's even better to visit more regularly. Your advisor will help you stay on track to meet the requirements you need to graduate on time.

Types of Advising

Texas Wesleyan has a shared advising system where the Academic Advising Office helps students with aspects related to their class schedule and faculty advise students on how they can translate what they learn in to a successful career.

 

Faculty Advising

To help students get the most out of their degree and translate their education in to a successful career, each student has a faculty advisor who:

  • Serves as a mentor
  • Helps determine if the major is a good fit
  • Develops a career path and identifies classes to meet student goals
  • Shares insights as experts in their field

Meet with your faculty advisor

We recommend you meet with your faculty advisor once a semester during his or her office hours to talk through your goals. To make your advising as productive as possible, be ready to talk about your career goals and challenges.

In case you forgot, you can check who your advisor is and begin scheduling an appointment by logging in to your Ramlink account and clicking "Email My Advisor(s)."

Faculty Advising

To help students get the most out of their degree and translate their education in to a successful career, each student has a faculty advisor who:

  • Serves as a mentor
  • Helps determine if the major is a good fit
  • Develops a career path and identifies classes to meet student goals
  • Shares insights as experts in their field

Meet with your faculty advisor

We recommend you meet with your faculty advisor once a semester during his or her office hours to talk through your goals. To make your advising as productive as possible, be ready to talk about your career goals and challenges.

Did you know you already have a faculty advisor? As a political science major, Michelle Payne is yours.

Academic Advising

Located in the library, academic advisors:

  • Assist students with planning their degree and class schedules
  • Assist picking majors and minors that complement students' education and career goals
  • Help identify how and when to withdraw from classes
  • Ensure all degree requirements are met in order to graduate on time
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Career Services

Need resume ideas? Career Services can help you with your resume, cover letter and interview skills. They can even help connect you with on and off-campus job opportunities.

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Get Involved

Joining a student organization or professional association is a great way to improve your resume, expand your knowledge of an industry, and begin networking. Check out how to get involved and talk to your advisor about any questions you may have.

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