Prepare for Your Appointment


Here are some tips to remember as you prepare for a productive meeting with your advisor:


  • Schedule your advising appointment in advance. At peak times of the year, it may be difficult to get an appointment with your academic advisor at a moment’s notice.
    • Academic advising is by appointment only. Appointments can be made by going to KSUAdvising. We do not offer same day regular advising appointments, but Quick Questions are offered each semester. QQ's are only 15 minutes in length. If you need more time to meet with your advisor please make a regular advising appointment.
  • Show up early or on time for your advising appointment. If you are unable to make your appointment, please refer to your appointment email to cancel the appointment well in advance. Appointments cannot be cancelled on the same day, please call our office at 330.672.2862 to cancel your advising appointment. Canceling the appointment may allow another student to take the open appointment time.
  • Make sure to bring your KSU ID! 


  • Familiarize yourself with your program requirements and/or admissions and major information for the school you plan on transferring to. Explore the University Catalog for the relevant major(s) (and minor) requirements. 
  • Monitor your progress towards graduation. Check your GPS audit periodically through FlashLine.

What to bring

  • Bring something to take notes. This help you to remember important details and deadlines.
  • Bring a laptop or iPad. This will help you utilize the helpful tools/resources in FlashLine
  • Prepare a selection of courses. Include those that you would like to take and/or think you may need for your degree or transfer plan. Learn how to search for courses.
  • Bring your Pre-Advising worksheet (PDF). This will be helpful in planning your timeline for graduation, discussing your goals and providing helpful resources to be successful!
  • Bring a list of questions. Get the most out of your appointment and have all of your questions answered at one time.