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The Advising Notebook is a resource for professional staff. Information is organized in relation to the role and responsibilities of  an Academic Advisor. 

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Academic Advising- Undergraduate Students

Goals and Learning Objectives

Understand connections between themselves, their choices, and their experiences at CSU

Students will be able to:

  • Articulate how academic and career goals tie to their identities, values and experiences
  • Plan holistic educational experiences in partnership with advisor
  • Analyze the impact of their behaviors on academic success

Build reflection, critical thinking, and navigational skill

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the relevance and connection of course content to long term career goals
  • Demonstrate the ability to consider multiple viewpoints
  • Connect to CSU and community resources to encourage personal and academic growth
  • Ask purposeful questions in advising interactions and determine the appropriate next steps

Progress toward their academic and career goals

Students will be able to:

  • Define academic and career goals
  • Utilize academic and career planning tools (catalog, CANVAS, DARS, RAMweb, check sheets, GPA predictors, Career Center, etc.)
  • Engage in strategic academic course and career planning discussions with their advisor
  • Track progress toward goal benchmarks

RAM Orientation

Orientation Support for Advising Network

Due to the pace of summer RAM Orientation communication is conducted in MS TEAMS RAM Orientation Channel  with in the Advising Network Team.


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Preparing Students to Start Classes

Transfer and Test Credit

Overview of transfer and test credit can be found in the CSU Catalog

 Transferology is a self service website that allows students to research how credits will transfer from one institution to another. All public institutions in Colorado and Wyoming are in the database, along with hundreds of other schools. Test credits, such as AP, IB, CLEP, etc., and Military Credits can also be found on Transferology.

Outreach Academic Early Interventions

Success Tools (technology or operation systems)

Connect Students with Community

Affirm a Sense of Belonging

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