Advising Appointments

Why do I have to make an appointment?
While our office staff can assist you with quick questions, form drop off and pick up, and registration issues, it is necessary to make an appointment to meet with your advisor to develop a plan of study, complete petitions, perform a degree check and graduation application because the advisor needs to prepare for your meeting by conducting a complete review of your academic record. They will work to update your file with everything that has occurred since your last advising appointment to be sure they fully understand your situation. This way, they can help you to head off problems and roadblock to graduation and ensure that you remain on track for graduation.
How do I make an appointment?

Call the Office for Student Advising (OSA) to make an appointment. Have your NSHE ID ready when you call.

Remember that the registration period is a very high traffic time for the OSA and can result in a 3-4 week wait for a meeting with your advisor. If you can’t get in before it is your turn to register, refer to your last advising plan. Your advisor would have given you suggestions on what to take for the next registration period. If you don’t have it, you can stop into the OSA and our staff will make a copy of your last advising plan as well as a copy of your worksheet. That way, you can register when it’s your turn, then your advisor can review your choices during your appointment and let you know if any adjustments are necessary.

When does registration take place?

You can check your MyUNLV Student Center to get your exact registration dates, but below is a general idea of when registration begins each semester.

Fall – Mid to Late April
Spring – November
Summer – Early March

How to Prepare for Your Advising Appointment

  1. Review academic information
    • Handouts, catalog, website
    • Notes from previous advising appointments
    • Degree worksheet – You may obtain a current copy of your degree worksheet from Undergraduate Advising at anytime (no appt. necessary)
  2. Prepare an academic plan to include at least two semesters
    • Indicate what you think you should be taking for the next two semester
    • If you are close, have a plan that extends to graduation
  3. Prepare a list of items you want to discuss with your advisor
    • Internships
    • Study Abroad
    • Career Development
    • Tutoring resources
  4. Items you should bring to the appointment
    • Unofficial transcript of grades not appearing in MyUNLV (CSN work)
    • Course syllabi or descriptions the advisor has requested (if applicable)
    • Notes from previous advising appointment
    • Material to take notes – pen/paper, laptop, etc.