How do I schedule an appointment with my advisor
How does advising work?
Students are initially advised by the department advisor, Mrs. Kelly Schaefers. She works with students throughout their first semesters to establish a firm academic foundation and to ensure students find the best fit based on their professional and personal goals. During their junior or senior year, once certain milestones are reached, students are then assigned to a faculty advisor. Faculty advisors mentor students as they discern internship, job, and graduate school opportunities in their final semesters. Using this hybrid model of advising, students benefit from access to both a professional and faculty advisor.
When do I need to be advised?
Every fall and spring, prior to registration, students are emailed instructions for scheduling an advising appointment. If you need an appointment outside of the department’s advising period, the best method of scheduling an appointment with your advisor is to contact your advisor through email.
To schedule an appointment with the department advisor, Mrs. Kelly Schaefers, visit here: Advising Appt . Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
How do I change my major to this department?
Students seeking to transfer to the Department of Human Development and Family Studies should schedule an appointment with the department’s academic advisor, Mrs. Kelly Schaefers. To schedule an advising appointment, visit here: Advising Appt
Who’s my advisor?
If you don’t know who your advisor is, you can find out on DegreeWorks. Your advisor is listed in the top section. If you click on your advisor’s name, you can email them directly from DegreeWorks. If you do not have an advisor listed, you should schedule an appointment with the department’s academic advisor, Mrs. Kelly Schaefers.
What should I expect during advising?
Students meet with an advisor to discuss classes, have their advising pin lifted, and review graduation requirements. Advisors also want to know your long term career and personal goals, or if you are facing significant challenges, in order to refer to campus resources if needed. To prepare for the appointment, students should review their DegreeWorks and come prepared with questions or a potential list of courses to take.
Directions to department
We are located in the Child Development Research Center (651 Peter Bryce Blvd). When facing the building, go through the entrance on the left. Go up the stairs (or take elevator) to the second floor. At the top of the stairs, take a left and walk past the desk, bathrooms, and through the door labeled “Department of Human Development and Family Studies.”