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Prepare now for next term

April 3, 2018 — 

The following article is published as part of a series of articles on academic advising featuring the writing of University of Manitoba advisors.

We know you haven’t left yet, but maybe it’s time to start thinking about next term.

As we head into exams, some of you might be on track to graduate this spring (congratulations!) – but for the rest of you, it’s time to prepare to come back next year.

I’ve met with many students in my career as an academic advisor at the University of Manitoba and there are some common questions I get asked every year:  

  • How do I figure out what courses I should take next year?
  • How do I figure out if I am eligible to declare the major I want?
  • I have to repeat a class, how does that impact my progress?
  • What careers can I enter with the degree I’ve chosen? Or conversely, which degrees are good choices for the type of work I plan to do?
  • I didn’t get admitted to my target faculty. Now what?

If some of these sound like questions you have, talking to your academic advisor now can help you gain some clarity.

You may also have your own unique questions and that’s great too! Advisors may not have the answer to all of the questions you have but we usually know where to find them. There are many specialized offices on campus to help you answer these and other questions.

Don’t get caught waiting in a long line on your registration day, make sure you know the answers to all your questions before you head out for the summer. We can’t wait to work with you to help you realize your goals.

Liz Edmonds is an academic advisor in the University 1 First Year Centre. 

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