Mandatory Fall Advising for Art & Design Majors
Every Fall quarter, the department Chair holds individual meetings with all of the Art & Design majors for an annual advising appointment to plan each student’s future schedule and assist with academic related questions. This process provides students with an Advising contract that they will refer to each quarter during registration. It is mandatory that every Art & Design major complete their annual Fall advising appointment. Failure to meet with the Chair during the Fall advising period, may result in a hold on your registration. It’s important that you bring the appropriate documents to your appointment. Follow all three steps below to schedule and prepare for your advising appointment.
STEP 1 — Schedule Advising Appointment
- Contact Kristen in the department office to schedule your advising appointment; The appointment needs to be completed during the Fall quarter. Then follow the steps below to prepare for the appointment.
STEP 2 — Prepare Documents Required for Appointment
- BEFORE arriving to your advising appointment, it is REQUIRED that you print out and complete a new Advising contract for the present and future quarters (see example below), and that you print out and bring your Degree Progress Report (DPR) to your advising appointment. If you do not have both of these documents in hand with you when you arrive to your appointment, you will have to reschedule. To help you complete your Advising contract, It is recommended that you use your catalog year flowchart and the department's current Tentative Course Offerings list.
STEP 3 — Attend Appointment
- Arrive early to your appointment to avoid rescheduling. Check in with Kristen at the front desk. The Chair will review your contract with you and answer questions you may have about your schedule. He may also make revisions to the contract before you both sign it. The original contract will remain in the department office and a copy of the contract will be sent to your Cal Poly email address after you complete your advising appointment. Follow the contract when you register for classes each quarter. If you want to go off your contract, first check with the Chair or a CLA Advisor. Each Fall quarter, you will complete a new Advising contract and meet with the Chair for advising.