Everyone at the Advising Office is happy to have you as part of our freshman class. We are excited to partner with you to make your time here at LUMS fun, exciting and intellectually rewarding!
Here you will find information on topics and issues that we feel are super important for you to be aware of at this early stage of your academic career. Take your time to review the contents of this page. Use it as a gateway to begin your information gathering, knowing that doing so will help you to make confident and informed decisions about your academics!
Your Advising & Orientation date is when you will have your first opportunity to meet with an advisor. If you cannot come to campus that day, contact the OUSA to schedule another date, which will probably be later. We can answer quick questions over the phone or through email. You can, however, start thinking about courses for your first semester, and attend one or more of the wide variety of information sessions we offer during Orientation Week.
The Freshmen Milestones (0 - 30 Credit Hours)
The Freshman Milestones chart your progress along the academic journey and help you focus on what matters most to successfully complete the freshman year and prepare for the sophomore challenges ahead. Each milestone will bring you closer to achieving the freshman milestones and ultimately your academic and career goals.
1. KNOW YOUR ADVISEMENT TIMELINE AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR SEMESTER (0 Week)
Your next steps:
- Get to know your TA’s and students in your classes.
- Introduce yourself to your instructors, visit their office during office hours, and email them for advice and feedback.
- Ask your academic advisor for guidance and advice regarding courses selection and any other issues you want to resolve.
1. Semester Begins
- Attend Orientation Week and Welcome Session for Freshmen by OUSA.
2. Add/Drop Week
- You may add or drop classes within the first week of the semester: Check the Academic Calendar and learn the dates for the current semester's add-drop period.
3. Course Memo & Enrollment Dates Available (Week 6)
- Your enrollment date will be communicated to you by RO and course Memo will be available on RO Portal.
- Check the enrolmemnt dates and go through the course Memo to check the course offering for the next semester.
4. Create a tentative schedule atlest two to three weeks before your upcoming enrollment date.
- Creat a tentative course plan keeping in view the course Memo prior making an appointment with your academic advisor.
5. Make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor one to two weeks before enrollment.
- Meet your academic advisor and discuss your tentative course plan. Your advisor will verify the course plan and will help you in planning your courses according to your major requirements.
6. On your enrollment date, you can choose your courses.
- Check your enrollment date in the email sent to you by RO.
- Enroll for the courses you decided while course planning.
- You may change your courses till the end of upcoming semester’s add-drop week.
You should follow the four-year plans available in the latest undergraduate handbook. If you are not able to follow the plan, discuss this with your academic advisor so that you can make substitutions that will keep you on track.
2. USE ACADEMIC ADVISING TO COMPLETE AT LEAST 30 CREDITS (1st week)
See your academic advisor each semester to get advise related to the completion of required credit hours for each semester. This will keep you on track to graduate in four years and will make you course planning on track. You can also improve your CGPA by getting timely advisement.
Your next steps:
- Plan each semester schedule with your academic advisor.
- Talk to your instructor about what is expected for the class and get regular feedback about how you are doing in class.
- Attend the tutorials by TA’s and learn how they can help you excel in your class.
3. EXPLORE YOUR STRENGTHS, INTERESTS & POSSIBLE ACADEMIC/CAREER PATHS (1st week to 8th week)
Understanding your strengths, interests and possible academic path is the first step toward choosing a career path. Learning what you enjoy, what you are good at, and what you value most in your life or work environment is necessary before you embark on exploring possible careers.
Your next steps:
Think about what you enjoy studying, talk to your faculty advisors, and peers about your interests, and visit the academic advisor to discuss these interests.
Meet with your faculty advisor to discuss what majors and minors match your interests and strengths.
Meet with a specialized advisor to discuss what career opportunities would be the right fit for you.
To schedule an appointment with any of the above advisors, please send an email to email@example.com or call at 042-35608371.