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Advising Syllabus


Mission Statement: The mission of the academic advising program is to provide an excellent and relevant student-centered learning environment which promotes the educational, career, and professional development of the student.


Advising Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities Academic Advisor Responsibilities
  • Be courteous & plan ahead (schedule appointments early & cancel or reschedule if necessary).
  • Be an active participant in identifying your educational goal(s) & creating an academic plan.
  • Come to academic appointments prepared with questions and/or other topics for discussion.
  • Become knowledgeable of university procedures, policies, and deadlines.
  • Monitor your academic progress by using advising tools such as STAR, the schedule of classes, and the university catalog.
  • Read your email and check your MyUH portal regularly for announcements and information.
  • Accept responsibility for all your decisions and actions.
  • Ensure you have access to knowledgeable and informed advisors who will cultivate a positive and respectful environment.
  • Mentor you in defining & outlining an academic degree plan that supports your educational and life goals.
  • Assist you with course scheduling, major requirements, accessing university resources; and understanding university requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Teach you to utilize university resources (such as STAR) to become knowledgeable, empowered, and active participants in your academic journey.


Making Appointments

Schedule online via Star Balance


Which appointment do I need?

General Advising Appointment (30 min) Warning, Probation, and Suspension (60 min)
  • For registration advising, mandatory advising, graduation checks, academic planning, and goal setting.
  • Advisors can sign off on forms during appointment.
  • Most appropriate appointment for continuing and new CTAHR students.
  • For students who are on academic warning, probation, or in jeopardy of suspension.
  • Advisors will work with students to discuss strategies to improve academic standing.



Which advisor do I meet with?

CTAHR Academic Advisors assist with: CTAHR Faculty Mentors assist with:
  • New student advising
  • Academic degree planning and scheduling
  • Registration assistance
  • Degree advising/mandatory advising
  • Graduation forms
  • Signing of other academic related forms
  • Information about scholarships, co-curricular, student service opportunities
  • Career mentorship
  • Internship information
  • Research opportunities
  • Graduate school information/advising
  • Post-baccalaureate experience
  • Articulation of transfer credits within department
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Selection and approval of courses within the major/specialization area



Student Success Checklist

Before each advising appointment, you should:

  • Review your degree progress in STAR, Academic Essentials and prepare questions you may have (
  • Be prepared to discuss your goals, educational plan, questions, and concerns during your appointment
  • Gather any important forms that may be needed during the appointment (i.e. VA Enrollment, withdrawal, etc.)
  • Use the resources listed below to develop a tentative schedule and your next steps or action items to be done.


Each semester:

  • Review your address, phone number, and major in MyUH portal and update your information at the Records Office ( / 808-956-8010 /
  • Review your degree progress in STAR, Academic Essentials (
  • Make an appointment to meet with your advisor. Schedule appointments during February/March (for summer & fall registration that will begin in April) and September/October (for spring registration that will begin in November); and any time you need assistance!
  • Check your financial aid status in MyUH portal and complete any outstanding requirements
  • Review your academic and career goals and explore your options
  • Check your email account at least once a week
  • Check campus bulletin boards and UHM website for upcoming events


Two semesters prior to final semester

  • Approximately 24 – 30 credits remaining towards a degree, confirm all final degree requirements for your last year by doing a “preliminary degree check” with an academic advisor


One semester prior to final semester

  • Schedule an appointment to complete a “Final Degree Check” with an academic advisor. Fill out the Application for Degree form and complete the CTAHR Graduation Survey


Final semester

  • Register for and attend graduation events (Convocation and Commencement)



Advising Tools & Resources

CTAHR Advising

CTAHR Scholarships

STAR for Students

MyUH Portal

Schedule of Classes -

Financial Aid Office -

Records Office


Academic Calendar -

Student Conduct Code -

Academic Grievance Process -

Learning Assistance Center (Tutoring) -

Career Center -

Counseling -

KOKUA Program (disability services) -

Student Life & Development -

Study Abroad -


Questions? Email the CTAHR Advisors at

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