What Does an Advisor Do?

An advisor’s primary focus is to help you understand the core curriculum and program requirements to earn a degree at Lincoln College, but advisors also do  a great deal more than that.

If you have questions about any aspect of life at Lincoln College, and you aren’t sure who to ask, your advisor would be the perfect person to go to. You can also talk with your advisor about any problems or concerns you are having in your classes. Make an effort to get to know your advisor, and you will have an ally with you along your journey here at Lincoln College.

Preparing for an Advising Appointment

Students who understand their degree requirements and participate in the advising process will be more in control of their academic future and be better prepared to navigate their way through the advising process throughout their academic career at Lincoln College. In order to be prepared for your advising appointment, follow these steps for success:

  • Use your unofficial transcript on MyLynx and a copy of your degree checksheet to see what requirements you have left to take. If you are unsure on how to do this, then make an appointment with your advisor early in the semester to discuss this so you can be prepared when it comes time to register.
  • The course schedule should be available on MyLynx and the Registrar’s website 1 to 2 weeks before registration begins.
  • Review course descriptions in the Catalog for more information about the courses
  • Using your degree checksheet, and the course listings, make a tentative semester plan for courses to take the following semester. If you are unsure about how to build your schedule, this Schedule Planning Worksheet can help you make your semester schedule.
  • Make an appointment to meet with your advisor the week before, or the week of  registration to schedule your classes.
  • Arrive for the advising appointment on time and with your tentative semester plan.