College Advisors

July 7, 2008 4:04pm CST
I absolutely do not see the point in a college advisor. Okay, well maybe I do a little. So they tell you what classes would be best for you and how many hours would be best for you and all that stuff and try to motivate you. But in the end you always do exactly the opposite of what they tell you! I know they are trying to ADVISE you to make the right choices, but if you are attending college then apparently you are making some sort of right choice in life. Therefore I think attending an hour long appointment with an advisor should be optional or mandatory under certain circumstances. I believe that a first semester freshman should definately attend advisement so that they know how to do things, but after that it is redundant. Everytime I walk into her office I know exactly what I want to do, when I want to do it, and how I want to do it, but when I walk out of there I'm just as confused and angry as ever! I know what I'm doing I tell her, but she doesn't listen to me! I want to graduate in 3 years, instead of 5, but she persists on making it 5, only because they want more money out of me! Guess what lady!! I'm going to school on scholarships! I also believe that an advisor is mandatory when a student is in serious trouble of failing, but when you're maintaining a 3.5 gpa, then it doesn't matter! And why why why does it have to be for an hour long? 10 minutes would be fine, but they have to ask you all sorts of personal questions and get all up in your business. It's 2008, email me!
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6 responses
@akrockz (306)
• India
9 Jul 08
college advisors help a lot at school...
@halynn (1809)
• United States
9 Jul 08
i used a college advisor my 1st yr of college after that i just did all of my enrolling on the college website. It was so much easier. it was hard to get n 2 c my advisor & when i did i felt kinda uncomfortable about asking her certain Q's. Anyways, there is always a list of courses u should take including alternatives courses in the college handbook & course schedule book so it was all cool.
• United States
8 Jul 08
I think an advisor can be a good thing. Unfortunately, I don't trust any of mine. At my college, you must register online and then have your advisor approve the classes. So basically I do everything on my own then tell her to approve it. It only takes 15 minutes, but since I go to a small college she knows my life story already anyway. She has already told me the wrong thing several times. I have gotten some good information on class schedules and how some of the courses fit togeather. Its good to have a little advice, but I would hate to have an hour long meeting like you do.
• United States
8 Jul 08
I agree with you for the most part. That for a college freshman, college advisement is a key part of the learning experience that comes with starting a college career, but after that, its best to start doing things on one's own and learning how to manage one's classes on their own. In a school I attended, we got that chance after the sophmore year of college and did our own online 'advisement'. It was a great way to learn to manage our own schedules and handle our own way through our majors.
• United States
8 Jul 08
collage advisors help so much at my school expesialy since ours is nice i think they help so much if you get to know them.
@petiksmode (2984)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
i remmember when i had my first colege advisor was a good choice i guess...not only telling me subjects and hours that i will be speningonthe subjects but more to what i will expect as a freshman...the session really helps me to get myself ready not just mentally but physically and emotionaly ready..she also stressed out the possible opportunities that will come my way and how will i take advantage on it.. so i think my college advisor really done a wonderful job back then this could not be true to every freshmen but at least for me it is...actually as i remmber it i spend more than an hour with her i even went back i believe hehehe