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Milestone Advising Program (MAP)

First Year Milestone Advising

Because interacting with an academic advisor early in your university career leads to college success and completion, during their first semester, students are required to meet with an advisor before they register for classes the following term. This meeting will connect you to tools to M.A.P. out your unique degree experience. Get started by following the steps below!

BONUS: Meet with your advisor by Wednesday, April 5th to receive early registration for 1000 and 2000 level courses for Fall 2023!

Step 1: Schedule Your Advising Appointment

To remove your MAP First Year registration hold, meet with an academic advisor. Find your advisor and scheduling link here.

Honors: Honors Advisors will be attending your Year One Discussion Group or your CHARGE Honor 2049 class to discuss your path to complete an Honors degree. Please note that you do NOT need to schedule an appointment with your Honors Advisor, but you will still need to meet with your major/major exploration advisor.


Step 2: Prepare for your appointment

Academic advising is a learning process and partnership between the student and advisor. So that you can participate in this learning experience, take the below steps to prepare for your advising appointment.

1. Run a Degree Audit

Learn more about degree audits

Degree Audit Website

How To Run a Degree Audit Video

2. Bring Ideas for your Class Schedule

The Fall 2023 Class Schedule will be published on March 6th.

Class Schedule

3. Compile a List of your Questions

Prepare for Your Appointment



Use the below “how-to” guides and resources to review remaining graduation requirements and plan your class schedule.

Review Your Degree Audit

Degree Audit Website

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements Worksheet

Class Schedule

Class Schedules

Register For Classes

Schedule Builder

Taking a Leave of Absence

If you are planning to take a leave of absence, you need to meet with an advisor before you leave to prevent complications upon your return.  

Learn more by clicking the button below and talking to your advisor.

Leave of Absence Information

AP, IB Concurrent Enrollment

Admitted students must submit final high school and/or college transcripts to the Office of Admissions as soon as they are available.

  • AP Courses: students must send official scores from the College Board
  • IB Courses: students must send official scores from the IB Program, and fill out an evaluation form to have the scores posted to their record
  • Concurrent enrollment: students must send official transcript from the college where credit was earned

More Post Credit Information

Major Exploration

Ways to Explore Majors as a First-Year Student

  • Take an introductory course in a major that interests you
  • Explore majors/minors available at the U


  • Get involved in a student club or organization



  • Begin mapping out possibilities with each major


  • Discover your interests, values, and abilities through registering for UGS 1050: Major Exploration
  • Meet with a career coach to learn more about potential career possibilities for each major


Schedule an Advising Appointment

Last Updated: 3/20/23