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Resources for Orientation Advisors

This page includes all the resources Orientation Advisors will need for advising new incoming and tranfer students.

CLICK HERE for "JUST the STEPS" to advising and registration.

Advising & Registration Tools Training This course is specifically intended for Advisors that will be working during Orientation.

This 2.5-hour training will provide you with hands-on practice generating and interpreting the SA advising reports, searching the schedule of classes and building schedules for both freshmen and transfer students.  By the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Locate, generate and interpret  advising reports
  • Search the Schedule of Classes effectively
  • Teach students how to navigate using the new registration tools and register for classes
  • Explain enrollment preferences to students
  • Advise students as to how to manage their class schedule
  • Enter clear and informative advising notes for each student

CONTACT Paula Ashby (ashby@umbc.edu) for the next offering of the ORIENTATION ADVISING TRAINING CLASS!

Self- Paced Training for Orientation Advisors

These tutorials and quick reference guides will provide you with the necessary background information for working with student's during  Orientation.

From an Advisor's Perspective:

How to use the Advising Center

 View Example Advising Notes

How to enter information in the Orientation Checklist. - View the Video 

How to run the Transfer Credit Report

How to run the Degree Audit Report

How to provide Advising Clearance  -  View the Video    View the Quick Reference GuideAdvising Authorizationsv2.pdf

Steps for Printing in SA

From a Student's Perspective:

Click here to learn about how Students use the various features to register for classes or view academic information.

 Homework for Orientation Advisors

To better prepare yourself for working with new students during Orientation, we have created some additional exercises that will allow you to practice the skills you need when working with students.

Generating and Interpreting Reports

Building Example Freshmen Student Schedules

Building Example Transfer Student Schedules

Tips for Managing Student Schedules