Menu Menu

Looking to Add, Drop, or Swap a course?

Click here for a short video with more information.


 
Asking yourself any of these? Come see us.  

1. Will I graduate in 4 years?

2. What major is the best fit for my skills?

3.
 What are my career options with this major (career counseling)?

4.
 How do I change my major?

5. What do I need in order to declare major standing?

6.
 What is the job placement rate for the major I'm in?

7. I have no idea what I'm getting in my classes! How do I calculate my grades?

8.
 What happens if I withdraw, add, or drop a class?

9. I'm thinking about transferring, will my OU credits transfer?

10.
 I have an academic, involvement, or career exploratory question and can't think of anyone else to ask.

Advising Appointments

Help us help you  be actively involved in your education by making and attending your advising appointments. Be prepared for your appointments by being ready to s hare your ideas, concerns and questions about your education. B e open and honest so we can connect you with helpful campus resources.
How it
works
All first-year and undecided students will work with an academic adviser in the First Year Advising Center until you are ready to start meeting with the advising office for the school or college your major is offered through. New transfer students who have decided on a major  can go directly to the unit  advising office  for academic advising.

Every student’s journey to a major and career decision is unique to them and our advisers are here to work with students at every stage of this process. In addition to three required academic advising appointments, your adviser may also suggest major exploration and/or career counseling appointments as well. During your appointments, your adviser can help you decide between a few majors (major exploration) or help you narrow down an exhaustive list of options that all sound interesting to you (career counseling). While these decisions may, at times, seem overwhelming, rest assured your adviser will be there to support you every step of the way.
required
appointments
In addition to the two required appointments listed below, students are encouraged to connect via email with their assigned academic adviser for questions and concerns that may arise between required appointments.

Fall appointment

At this appointment, you will talk about your transition to OU and how you can stay focused on the finish line (graduation) from the very start. If you're still deciding on a major, your adviser will help you explore your options and may suggest further career counseling.

The following will serve as a guide for questions you may want to ask when meeting with your adviser during your fall appointment.

1. Where can I find tutoring on campus?

2. Where can I get help with a writing assignment?

3. What are some ways for me to get involved on campus?

4. How do I find out about student organizations or campus events?

5. What are some upcoming workshops that would benefit me?

6. What is the best way to approach my professor if I have a question?

7. Where do I go to learn more about study abroad? 

8. How do I find scholarships?

9. If I’m not sure about my major what can I do?

10. Where can I look for an on campus job?

 

Winter appointment

When: Required appointments can be completed January 21 - March 23, 2015.

What to expect: You will discuss your academic progress and plan your second year courses. If you are undecided, you will also take steps to select a major.

bring this completed form
The following will serve as a guide for questions you may want to ask when meeting with your adviser during your winter appointment. 

1. Does the schedule I planned for next year keep me on track with my major?

2. How do I take classes at the community college? How do I find classes that transfer?

3. How can I engage in my major over the summer?

4. Should I take summer courses?

5. Where will I go for advising in my second year? 

 

Schedule an
Appointment
Scheduling Appointments:
  • You can schedule an appointment by visiting the FYAC in 121 North Foundation Hall or by calling (248) 370-3227. Appointments will not be scheduled via email and can only be scheduled by the student.
  • When you schedule an appointment, it will appear on your Google calendar which is linked to your OU email account. If you need to change your appointment time, you cannot do so on the Google calendar. Instead, call the FYAC at (248) 370-3227 to reschedule your appointment.
  • You will receive an email reminder via your OU email account two business days before your scheduled appointment.
  • If you need to cancel your appointment, please call (248) 370-3227 at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.

Late Arrival Policy: If you arrive at the FYAC later than 10 minutes for your appointment, you will be unable to check-in and it will be recorded as a "No Show."

Same-Day
Appointments

Same-day appointments have concluded for the winter 2015 semester. To schedule an appointment with your assigned academic adviser, call our office at (248) 370-3227.