Advising Appointments

Before Scheduling Your Advising Appointment

  • If you plan to bring a guest to your appointment, please inform the person scheduling the appointment for you AND complete the Student Information Release in your Buckeye Link. If you have a guest and you DO NOT have this release completed, your advisor will talk with you about privacy laws and ask you to sign a release form before your guest can be invited in for your appointment.

  • Some advising offices, during peak demand times, are booked three-weeks out. Find out if there is a deadline associated with your questions and/or situation. For example, do not call for an advising appointment two days before a form is due to the Buckeye Link or to a scholarship source. Please plan ahead!

  • Call your college office to see if they do express advising if you cannot wait for an appointment. Some offices offer this service during peak times in the term (the first week of classes, for example).

  • If you cannot get in to see your assigned advisor, ask if you are able to see another advisor.

  • Call to cancel if you cannot make your appointment; another student may be able to take your spot. This is especially important during times when appointments are in high demand.

  • If you are late to your appointment, do not be surprised if you are asked to reschedule.

  • Make sure you ask how long your appointment is expected to last before completing your appointment request. If you need more time, either ask for more time or schedule a second appointment.


Each advising office has their own way of scheduling appointments; as a result, you will be directed to a web page that will require you to, first, click on your college of enrollment before you are provided with instructions.


Mobile devices should be ignored during your advising appointment unless it is pertinent to your conversation.