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Planning Your Journey


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There are many people and processes to help you plan your college journey. One of the key resources is a positive relationship with your academic advisor. Your academic advisor is a faculty member from the department of your major, or, if you are undecided, your advisor is a faculty member who has volunteered to work with undecided students through the University Advising Services Center (UASC). You may have more than one advisor if you have a double major, declare a minor, or take part in a special program.


Another important element for your journey is a clear understanding of both the general education requirements and the requirements of your major. It is important that you know how to choose the appropriate courses and plan for possible minors. Ultimately, it is your decision as to what courses you take and how you prepare for courses. Your advisor can help, but the final decision is yours to make.


Finally, it is important that you understand how to keep track of your grades and your progress towards graduation. Tracking your grades in your courses will enable you to always know where you stand in a particular course and also enable you to predict what you need to do to achieve and obtain the grade you desire.  In many cases you need to be able to figure out your quality-point average (QPA) for your major courses. 


The following pages will help you to understand these processes and help you plan your time at Clarion University.