• Regularly check your student email account for messages from your adviser (your question may have already been answered).
  • Be punctual. Be respectful of your adviser’s and fellow students' time.
  • Come prepared (note-taking materials, printed forms to be signed or submitted, V-number, etc.)
  • Know what you want to accomplish. . . come ready with questions.
  • Turn cell phones off or to silent.
  • Students must pass a minimum of 120 semester hours (total) to receive an undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. There are no exceptions to this rule.

  • Students must obtain at least 45 upper level credits in order to graduate. There are no exceptions to this rule.

  • Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater to graduate. (Students must meet a minimum 3.0 GPA to advance to upper-level classes in the LSEE Program.)

  • All LSEE majors are strongly urged to consult with their academic adviser prior to registering for courses each semester.

  • Pay attention to emails, announcements and Blackboard posts. This is the official line of communication from the Liberal Studies for Early and Elementary Education program to its majors.

Adviser

  • Explain the university’s curriculum, requirements, policies and procedures when needed

  • Encourage and guide students to define and develop realistic educational goals

  • Review degree progress with students

  • Assist students with planning programs consistent with their abilities and interests

  • Listen carefully to questions, concerns and confusions

  • Apprise students of available resources and job/internship opportunities

  • Discuss the relationship between academic preparation and the work world

  • Communicate with and inform students about relevant information concerning the degree program

Student

  • Become knowledgeable about college programs, policies, schedules/deadlines and procedures

  • Clarify personal values and goals

  • Participate proactively in the decision-making process

  • Review their degree audit prior to each appointment

  • Follow through on suggested actions, resources or referrals

  • Keep a personal record of academic progress

  • Accept responsibility for academic decisions and performance

  • Check student email regularly and be professional when communicating with faculty and staff through email