When you come to IUP for your Orientation, you will be advised by a representative of your department or college who has been trained to help you with the specific tasks of the first scheduling process.
You will also learn how to find out the name of your first semester faculty adviser.
The advising relationship is very important to both your future academic and career plans. Before your first semester meeting with your faculty adviser, we will send your assigned departmental adviser (or your campus dean, or student services director, if you are attending the IUP at Northpointe or IUP at Punxsutawney campuses) your advising folder with your scheduling worksheet, your test scores, and a copy of your schedule. To help your adviser begin to know you as a person beyond your scores, we suggest that you write a brief introduction of yourself. If you wish, please write a “Dear Adviser” letter in which you:
These are just suggestions to help you get started; be creative in adapting these to your interests and needs. This letter need not be very long—just a few paragraphs can be sufficient to let your adviser “see” you before you meet in the Fall. A #9 envelope will be in your check-in folder which we ask you to fill in so that we can sort your letter into the advising folder which will be available to advisers in mid- to late August.
If you decide to write this letter, bring the letter with you when you come for Orientation.
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