Prep for Advising

Welcome new Ducks! Exploring majors are students who choose to explore their options before declaring. It's never to early to start. Below is information about what to expect in your first advising meeting and activities you can do ahead of time to get the most out of the experience.

    What to Do Before Your First Advising Meeting

    To make the most of your advising meeting, it is helpful for you to:

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    Take a Self-Assessment

    Explore your strengths, career interests, and possible majors with the VitaNavis assessment.

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    Explore Majors and Minors

    Search by interest area, specific majors, or by school or college. Ask your advisor about your favorites.

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    Browse the UO Schedule of Classes

    Make note of any classes that grab your attention and your advisor can help connect you to related classes and majors.

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    Add a First-Year Program

    First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) and Academic Residential Communities (ARCs) can help you transition to college.

    What You Can Expect in Your First Advising Meeting

    During your meeting, your advisor will:

    • Check in with you about any transfer credits (including AP/IB) that you have or are expecting to have, placement test scores, and any FIG or ARCs you are interested in (or have already added!)
    • Ask you about your interests you want to explore further, classes that you might want to take, or possible majors and careers you are considering
    • Brainstorm a list of class options for Fall term with you & send you a follow up email with the list of classes and a link for registration help
    • Connect you with relevant resources or opportunities to further your exploration and support your academic success
    • Answer your questions