FSEM Advising Notes Reminder

A reminder that we are all expected to keep advising notes for our first-year students. A detailed advising note in an essential piece of the mid-semester advising process, particularly for our undeclared students as they more than likely will move to another advisor in the future.  Notes provide a record of academic progress, major declaration plans, and the intended courses for the upcoming semester.  Notes not only serve as a guide for future advising, but they also provide documentation should a student or parent question advising recommendations in the future.

Advising notes can be short and to the point.  Below is an example of a brief note entered into EAB Campus following a routine advising meeting.

Sam and I met for Spring 2019 advising on 10/24/18.  Sam plans to declare as a Psychology major in May, but is also considering Sociology.  We discussed the following courses for the spring semester: 

  • PSYC-100
  • CHEM-105
  • HIST-131
  • STAT-180
  • THEA-111

**If needed, we also discussed the following as options for Sam:

  • SOCG-105
  • HIST-132

If you have any questions about note content, please feel free to contact the Academic Services office at 540-654-1010.  We have included a PDF with some quick instructions on how to enter notes in EAB Campus. Thank you for your help documenting your advising notes.  They are an important component of our students’ academic records.