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Responsibilities of Advisor and Advisee

Academic Advising is a collaborative relationship between student and advisor. In order to benefit fully from academic advising, both advisor and student should meet the expectations listed below.

An advisor is expected to:

  1. Be available, approachable, and respectful of students
  2. Encourage and support students as they develop realistic goals and attainable educational plans
  3. Have a thorough understanding of UNG's core curriculum, institutional requirements, and degree requirements
  4. Be efficient and accurate when discussing degree requirements with advisees
  5. Assist students in developing decision-making skills and encourage them to accept responsibility for their choices
  6. Maintain confidentiality
  7. Be knowledgeable about campus resources, support services, and opportunities, referring students as needed


An advisee is expected to:

  1. Be respectful of his/her advisor
  2. Schedule appointments with his/her advisor and be on time
  3. Come prepared for appointments by becoming familiar with the UNG Undergraduate Bulletin, core curriculum, and program of study for his/her major
  4. Check UNG email regularly and become familiar with Banner
  5. Ask questions
  6. Familiarize themselves with the academic calendar and be aware of important deadlines, such as advisement and withdrawal
  7. Accept responsibility for his/her decisions

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