Why is having a study plan important?

Study plan (Submission Deadline: 28 February 2023)

  • A learning tool: Through working on their study plan, students can understand the overall requirements of the programs and how to meet the graduation requirements.
  • A self-evaluation tool: In the process of creating a plan, students can estimate how many courses they want to take in each semester and judge whether they are able to balance the class load with other obligations in their studies.
  • A road map to academic success: Students with an academic plan have a clear direction and understanding of how to complete their programs.

Arrange at least one face-to-face meeting including using web-conferencing tools like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype and WhatsApp video calls or by phone or email with their advisors before the end of February is compulsory for all Year-1 entry and Senior Year Admission UGC UG students and optional for all Year-1 SF UG students or Year-1 students with fixed curriculum. Advisees can make use of the meeting(s) to share information about their academic progress, strengths, interests and goals with their advisors. Students are strongly encouraged to contact their advisors proactively by various means of communication like e-mails, phone calls, etc. Please complete the Information Sheet for Preparing a Meeting with Academic Advisor and e-mail to your advisor before the advisory meeting.

Step 01

Take the initiative to contact your advisor and turn up punctually for the scheduled appointment

Step 02

Be well-prepared for each advisory meeting (think before the meeting about your educational goals, check the prerequisites for courses you intend to take, prepare a list of questions or concerns, etc.)

How to prepare questions:

  • Prepare a list of courses you'd be interested in taking
  • Prepare a list of questions for your advisor, such as adjustment issues, learning difficulties, and other concerns
  • Prepare some questions about your academic progress, your future career options, or things outside of the classroom like extracurricular activities or your off-campus job
Step 03

Familiarizes yourself with the requirements of your programme/ major

Step 04

Accept responsibility for decisions and take ownership of your academic plans

Step 05

Year-1 UG students
Complete at least 2 semesters of study plan for Year 2 onwards through DegreeWorks

Step 06

Complete the Information Sheet for Preparing a Meeting with Academic Advisor and e-mail to your Advisor before the advisory meeting

Step 07

Year-1 UG students
Bring a hard copy of your study plan when you meet with your advisor by end of  February

Senior Year Entry UG students and Year-1 non-AA programmes students (optional)
Bring a hard copy of your Degree Audit Report (DAR) when you meet with your advisor by end of February

Step 08

Be open to sharing information about your academic progress, strengths, interests and goals with your advisor