Helen Gorgas Goulding, Academic Advisor

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Priority Registration

Priority Registration: First Advising Appointment

A meeting for our new advisees, in the first semester of attendance, with less than 54 credits completed, to answer any questions about USM you have, get to know each other, and to prepare you for the Priority Registration process at USM. Students should prepare for this meeting by creating a Wish List of courses!

Duration: 1 hour

Priority Registration: Continuing First Year and Sophomore Students

Priority Registration meetings are to review classes for the upcoming academic semester/session. Students should prepare a wish list and come to the meeting with ideas on what classes they’d like to take or questions about their plan. Remember-I advise, you decide! These meetings typically occur from mid-October to the end of November or from mid-March to the end of April.

Students with 53 or less completed credits, undeclared, or Conditionally Admitted students meet with their professional academic advisor for this appointment.

Students with 54 or more credits meet with their faculty advisor for this appointment. Contact your major department directly or check your MaineStreet Student center if you are unsure of your faculty advisor.

Duration: 30 minutes

General Meeting

General Meeting:

This is a meeting with your assigned professional advisor to discuss quick questions, change of major or minor, prior approval forms, study abroad applications or strategize about study skills. Not available during the Priority Registration period.
Quick check in, study abroad, declaration of major, transferring questions, withdrawal from classes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Academic Development

Academic Development: First Meeting

We will discuss self-defined barriers to your success and review strategies and tools to help you overcome barriers. We will review faculty progress reports, GPA calculator, and set goals.

Duration: 1 hour

Academic Development: Ongoing Check-ins

We will review and discuss how you are progressing on your goals, review faculty progress reports, review appropriate resources, celebrate achievements!

Duration: 30 minutes

Graduation Planner

Graduation Planner:

This meeting is to create a graduation plan. Please visit: http://usm.maine.edu/advising/degreeplanning to start looking at your degree requirements, pre-requisites, four-year plan examples, etc. so that you’re best prepared for our meeting.

Duration: 1 hour

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