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Achieving Greater Success in Your Studies

Posted By admin On February 15, 2017 @ 4:38 pm In Bulk-email | Comments Disabled



Dear Students,

At the beginning of the New Year of Rooster, it might now be a good time to meet with your Faculty Academic Adviser (FAA) to review your academic progress. To make sure you have adequate academic support, you are required by the University to meet with your FAA(s) at least once every semester in your first year of study, that is, to meet your FAA in this semester regardless of whether you have met him/her in the first semester.

However, the following misconceptions about academic advising might make you hesitate…

Academic advising is for the student with a low GPA. I am doing fine and do not need advice.
Advising is not solely for students who have difficulties in studies. Even academically outstanding students need guidance on matters like deciding on exchange opportunities, choosing a suitable major and minor, finding an internship or planning for postgraduate studies.

I did not contact my FAA in the first semester, therefore I better not approach my FAA now as he / she may already have a bad impression of me.
The old saying is “better late than never”. Your FAA is there to help and guide you and to review your progress, so there is no need to feel embarrassed or nervous to contact him / her.

Meeting with my FAA in a formal setting is intimidating. I don’t know what to talk about …
Although meeting with your FAA might not be as fun as chatting with friends, it does not have to be intimidating. Your FAA’s role is to help you adjust to the University and to guide you through your studies. You can talk about your learning experience in the past semester and find solutions to your weak areas, or get advice on how to plan ahead for greater success.


Don’t sit back and wait for things to happen. Reach out to your FAA today.



Academic Advising Office

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