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Northwest Missouri State University


Why do I need an advisor?

A "good" advisor can be one of the most important relationships you have at college. A knowledgeable and concerned advisor is prepared to respond to certain college realities delineated by W. Habley (as cited in Upcraft & Kramer, 1995):

What qualities should I look for in an advisor?

Former and present students have outlined certain characteristics they believe "good" advisors must possess. According to these students, an advisor can/may/should/must:

What can you do to maximize your relationship with your advisor?

How do I change my advisor?