Your success advisor is there to point you in the right direction. If you are unsure of who can help then head to see your Success Advisor. They can advise on academic performance, registration, career readiness, financial well being, getting involved, UCM culture and community, among many other things. If they do not know exactly how to help they know who you should talk to. So when in doubt go to the Success Advising Center.
FA Counselors are responsible for serving students and guiding them through the financial aid process (from the initial filing of the FAFSA, the awarding of aid, disbursement, and beyond), answering questions from students and parents, and processing student financial aid files to ensure federal compliance before funds are awarded and disbursed. To find out who your FA Counselor is, click here.
Once you have reached your Senior year you will work closely with your faculty mentor. Your Faculty Mentor is primarily responsible for helping you reach graduation and achieving immediate graduation goals. This could include guidance in coursework and plan of coursework, internship advice, career placements, evaluation of portfolio, certification exam coordinating, graduate school advice, etc.
Academic Success Coaches are current undergraduate students who demonstrate a mastery of the holistic elements of academic success. Academic Success Coaches help students identify barriers to academic success and assist them in creating action plans for overcoming those challenges. Academic Success Coaches help the students to maximize their potential for academic success by supporting them and assisting them in gaining effective study strategies and behaviors.
International Student Advisors or Designated School Officials (DSOs) are available to assist students with maintaining their valid F-1 student visa status. Students can meet with their DSO to discuss CPT or OPT eligibility or updates, permission to travel, maintaining full-time enrollment, changing status from another visa type to an F-1 visa type, and questions about their I-20, visa, I-94 or other travel documents.
The TRIO Advisor provides comprehensive advisement services for first-generation, low-income, and/or disability-challenged college students participating in the TRIO-Student Support Services program. These services include: academic advice, financial aid information, personal counseling; campus and outreach services referrals, career planning, assistance in establishing a strong support network, and advocacy.
The TRIO Advisor also assists students in developing 4- or 5- year educational plans; administrates early enrollment protocols; provides financial aid information and assistance with completing the FAFSA; enrolls participants into project courses and introduces self-enrollment procedures for other university courses; interprets University policies and procedures; advises transfer and probationary students; and discusses professional and graduate school admissions. To determine what is best for the student, the advisor conducts comprehensive advisement needs, learning styles, and career interest assessments.
To learn more about TRIO and see if you're eligible to be a part of the program click here.