Candidates are advised throughout the program to ensure that the course sequence is appropriate for meeting individual student needs. Program Planners help guide candidates to the specific coursework requirements for each credential pathway. Candidates participate in periodic advising sessions throughout the reading and language graduate programs.
Advising meetings are scheduled when the candidate is admitted to the program, through the program, and when the candidate is completing the program and their Advancement to Candidacy and Thesis/Cognate Presentation. It is the candidate's responsibility to seek help or advice if confused about program requirements or scheduling of courses.
- Orientation / Advising Meeting: When candidates receive their acceptance letter, they are notified of the date for the new student orientation and advising meeting. All candidates must attend this mandatory session. At this meeting there will be vital information about proceeding through the program.
- Advising Sessions: Each semester, a group advising session is scheduled for candidates in all program paths. Information regarding courses and scheduling will be addressed, as well as opportunities for students to discuss their experiences in the program. Advising sessions will be advertised through postings on bulletin boards, announcements during courses, and via email messages to candidates' SSU email addresses.
- Individual Advising: If a candidate has program and/or advising questions that are not answered during the regular advising sessions, he/she should the Graduate Reading Advisor for an appointment.