About Advising Session
Preparation for advising session
For an effective communication with Academic Advisor, students are recommended to get prepared before an advising session takes place. The following video instructions can help you receive the utmost benefit from meeting with your advisor even within a single appointment.
Advising Syllabus
  • Student Responsibilities
    1. Participate in the academic advising process in a timely manner
    2. With assistance of your advisor, develop a degree and course registration plan with realistic and attainable goals
    3. Research major and transfer opportunities available at the University
    4. Become knowledgeable about the UG programs, policies and procedures and important deadlines
    5. Get access to campus communication tools, including Myregistrar, Moodle, and NU email account
    6. Seek and utilize the available resources that will enhance your educational experience at NU
    7. Accept responsibility for your actions and decisions
  • Advisor Responsibilities
    1. Be knowledgeable and informed advisor
    2. Help advisees set realistic goals when building their educational programs
    3. Listen carefully the questions and concerns of the advisees and provide support
    4. Clearly communicate the program requirements and monitor the student’s progress
    5. Keep advisees informed about the policies and procedures
    6. Assist with the selection of courses based on degree requirements and help with setting advisee goals and skills
    7. Reinforce that the advisee understands his/her responsibilities and ultimately accountable for attaining their educational goals
    8. Be aware of the University resources and refer to them in a timely manner
    9. Advisors need to be available to advisees throughout the entire academic year except their day offs until a student is transferred to a Faculty advisor
    10. Respond to advisees in a timely manner
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of the First Year students will be able to:

  1. Recognise the importance of the Core Curriculum and be able to select courses that satisfy its requirements
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge of the degree program requirements and make well-informed decisions in selecting appropriate courses each semester to progress towards their educational goals
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge of Nazarbayev University’s policies and procedures and understand how they impact on their educational progress
  4. Utilize university resources and services on campus for their academic success
  5. Identify a major that aligns with their interests, values and strengths
The resources that a student should be familiar with by the end of the first year of studies:
  1. The Undergraduate Academic Handbook: a student should know how to read the handbook and know his degree requirements as well as the types of the electives (technical, social science, humanities, general, open, major electives)
  2. Registrar: a student should be familiar with different modules in Myregistrar and what they are responsible for (Course Registrar, Student request, Personal schedule, GPA calculator, and Ordering Online documents)
  3. Course registration: a student should be able to find and know how to interpret two important documents related to the course registration: Course schedule by Schools and Course list with Requirements (registration priorities, prerequisites, anti and co-requisites)
  4. How to meet your advisor: a student should be able to make an appointment with his/her assigned advisor from the AAO. The AAO advisors have their own appointment registration system and this applies only to the AAO advisors.
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