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You have the primary responsibility for your education, but your academic adviser looks forward to helping guide you through your undergraduate years. Whether you are a new or returning student, you are encouraged to consult with your academic adviser as needed throughout the semester.
To learn more about advising at NCSU, check out the CALS Advising Handbook.
You are required to meet with your adviser at least once a semester during the enrollment (registration) advising period. This is a 3 week period prior to enrollment during which you must meet with your adviser. (Incoming freshmen should meet first with a BioPAL.) You will discuss your courses for the next semester, confirm your enrollment date and time (now known as your "enrollment appointment"), and discuss any questions and concerns that you may have. You will also discuss your educational plans and career goals.
Each adviser handles scheduling in their own way -- either with a sign-up sheet on their door, or through an online tool, or via e-mail. Typically, they will e-mail you before the advising period begins to let you know how to schedule an appointment. At any other time, you can contact your adviser via e-mail or phone (see below) to ask a quick question or schedule an appointment for a longer conversation. If your adviser uses the online scheduler, you can go here to schedule your pre-reg advising appointment.
For general questions:
You can also get many common questions answered through the FAQ section of Academic Advising Services, NCSU's virtual advising center.