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Advising meeting

‌‌Advising September 2017

Advising meetings will take place Monday 11 - Wednesday 13 September 2017. All undergraduate students who will be studying at the University in Semester 1 2017-2018 must be available to attend their advising meeting in St Andrews in person for all of these dates.

All undergraduate students in the Faculties of ArtsDivinity and Science must meet their Adviser of studies in person at the beginning of each academic year (or in January if not studying in St Andrews during semester 1).

Attending the advising meeting is a compulsory part of the matriculation process, which must be successfully completed in order to become a registered current student. Until your module choices are approved by your Adviser of studies at this meeting, and validated in the academic advising system, you are not officially enrolled in those modules.

Advising meetings take place during orientation week. If you are in one of the following categories, we will email you an appointment time to meet your Adviser of studies in the Gateway building:

  • new and returning sub-honours students in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity: appointments on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 September
  • new and returning sub-honours students studying on Economics or Management programmes in the Faculty of Science: appointments on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 September
  • inbound exchange / study abroad students: appointments in the afternoon of Monday 11 September
    • Surnames A-B: 1.00pm
    • Surnames Bo-D: 1.30pm
    • Surnames E-G: 200pm
    • Surnames H-K: 2.30pm
    • Surnames L-M: 3.00pm
    • Surnames N-R: 3.30pm
    • Surnames S-Ta: 4.00pm
    • Surnames To-Z: 4.30pm
  • students studying on Evening Degree programmes: appointments on the evenings of Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 September

If you are in one of the following categories, you will need to book a time to meet your Adviser of studies in the relevant school building – arrangements for making bookings will be publicised within each school:

  • new and returning sub-honours students in the Faculty of Science (apart from those studying on Economics or Management programmes)
  • Honours students in any Faculty

In order to get the most from your meeting with your Adviser of studies, it is important that you have done some initial research and thinking about your module choices prior to your meeting, and submitted provisional choices during the pre-advising process. Further details of degree programmes and modules, including compulsory modules, can be found by searching or browsing the online course catalogue. Additional information is also available on school webpages.

Before approving your module choices, your Adviser of studies will:

  • check that you have selected all the compulsory modules for your degree programme
  • check that you have selected optional modules appropriate to meet other relevant academic regulations
  • check that you are qualified to take all your selected modules, and that they are available to you
  • discuss with you the amount of flexibility that you will have to switch to other degree programmes

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