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Academic advising is important to your success as a CSI student. Your advisor will work with you to help make your goals and dreams a reality. New students, like you, start with a Student Success Advisor who can help you plan for the future and maximize your potential for success.  After you have completed your first semester, you may begin to transition to a faculty advisor in your program of study.  Advising appointments will be very valuable to you as you discuss your academic goals, class schedule, student success tips, and time-sensitive information you will need to know about.

Video: Find Your Success at CSI

There are many resources available to help you succeed at CSI.  An important resource you'll want to take advantage of every semester is meeting with your advisor.  This video will explain how continual advising will help you achieve your academic goals, how to find your advisor, and what you can expect from an advising appointment.

Video Transcript (English)
Hi, I'm Kate. I'm a CSI student, majoring in natural resources management. I found a lot of help at CSI to define and achieve my goals. One part of my experience that's been consistently helpful, is continual advising. So, I wanna make sure you know what you can expect. Continual advising means CSI students meet with an advisor regularly. You can meet with an advisor in person or over the phone or even using video conferencing, like Zoom. Advisors offer appointments in the Taylor building, HSHS and the Canyon building on CSI's main campus and at the Mini-Cassia Center. You can also make an appointment to see an advisor throughout the semester at CSI's off-campus centers like Blaine County, Jerome and Gooding. Let's go meet an advisor so you know what to expect.

As an advisor, I can help you evaluate your academic goals and choose your classes. Depending on your program, we may advise you for your first 15 college level credits or semester, or we'll advise you until you're accepted into your desired program. No matter your academic degree or technical program, we want to transition you to your major faculty advisor. You'll want to meet with an advisor every semester. As mentioned, you may initially meet with one of us in the advising center, but depending upon your major, you may transfer to a faculty advisor in future semesters. At each advising appointment, you will discuss your academic goals, including evaluating different degree types, like an associate of arts or an associate of applied sciences. Your class schedule, including whether you're prepared to go full or part-time. We can also talk about placement information, meaning what classes you're ready to take, student success tips like time management and dedicated study time. We can help you be aware of time sensitive information such as when to declare your major, how to look ahead to the transfer process and campus resources that are available to you. We want to make sure you are on track for graduation.

A new student at CSI can be successful. Come and find a faculty member. We want to help you.

I love meeting with students and helping them to assess where they're at, where they want to go and then creating a plan that will help us work together to help them achieve their goals. And if you're nervous about coming in for advising, we love to meet with you. We love to discuss your goals. Please, don't be hesitant to meet with an advisor because your success is our success and we really want to ensure that this is the best experience possible for you here at CSI.

The last thing you need to know about advising as an incoming student, is how to find out who your advisor is. From the main CSI webpage, click on current students. From the dropdown menu under academics, click advising center. From the advising center main page, look for the navigation menu on the left and click, find your advisor. On the next page, look through the list of major areas and find your major. Your advisor will be listed next to your major. If you don't yet know what your major is, scroll to liberal arts and find the advisor listed according to the first letter of your last name. You can always call the advising center to get help. CSI has a career center on campus that can also help you to evaluate your interests and goals and consider different career paths. Last, your graduation audit is an important resource to help you find your requirements for graduation and stay on track to complete your college program. You can find this important document on MyCSI. Visit my.csi.edu and log in with your CSI credentials. Next, click on the reports and forms navigation menu and look under the heading, my academic records. Click to load your graduation audit. As a CSI student, I've received all the help I need and I really enjoy my program. My advisor has helped me to succeed in my college career. I'm so glad I came to CSI and I know you will be too.
Transcripción del video (Español)
Hola, soy Kate. Soy una estudiante de CSI, especializada en gestión de recursos naturales. Encontré mucha ayuda en el CSI para definir y lograr mis objetivos. Una parte de mi experiencia que ha sido consistentemente útil, es un asesoramiento continuo. Así que quiero asegurarme de que sepas lo que puedes esperar. El asesoramiento continuo significa que los estudiantes de CSI se reúnen con un asesor regularmente. Puedes reunirte con un asesor en persona o por teléfono o incluso usando la videoconferencia, como el Zoom. Los asesores ofrecen citas en el edificio Taylor, HSHS y el edificio del Cañón en el campus principal del CSI y en el Centro Mini-Cassia. También puedes hacer una cita para ver a un asesor a lo largo del semestre en los centros fuera del campus del CSI como el Condado de Blaine, Jerome y Gooding. Vayamos a ver a un asesor para que sepas qué esperar.

Como consejero, puedo ayudarte a evaluar tus objetivos académicos y elegir sus clases. Dependiendo de tu programa, podemos aconsejarte para tus primeros 15 créditos de nivel universitario o semestre, o le aconsejaremos hasta que sea aceptado en el programa deseado. No importa tu grado académico o programa técnico, queremos transferirte a tu consejero principal de la facultad. Querrás reunirte con un consejero cada semestre. Como se ha mencionado, inicialmente puedes reunirte con uno de nosotros en el centro de asesoramiento, pero dependiendo de tu especialidad, puede ser transferido a un consejero de la facultad en futuros semestres. En cada cita de asesoramiento, discutirán sus metas académicas, incluyendo la evaluación de diferentes tipos de grados, como un asociado de las artes o un asociado de ciencias aplicadas. Tu horario de clases, incluirá si estás preparado para trabajar a tiempo completo o parcial. También podemos hablar de la información de colocación, es decir, qué clases estás listo para tomar, consejos para el éxito del estudiante como la administración del tiempo y el tiempo de estudio dedicado. Podemos ayudarte a estar al tanto de la información sensible a tiempo, como por ejemplo cuándo declarar tu especialidad, cómo anticipar el proceso de transferencia y los recursos del campus que están disponibles para ti. Queremos asegurarnos que camino a la graduación.

Un nuevo estudiante en el CSI puede tener éxito. Ven y encuentra un miembro de la facultad. Queremos ayudarte.

Me encanta reunirme con los estudiantes y ayudarlos para evaluar dónde están, dónde quieren ir y luego crear un plan que nos ayude a trabajar juntos para ayudarles a alcanzar sus objetivos. Y si estás nervioso por venir a asesorarte, nos encanta reunirnos contigo. Nos encanta discutir tus objetivos. Por favor, no dude en reunirte con un asesor porque tu éxito es nuestro éxito y realmente queremos asegurarnos que esta es la mejor experiencia posible para ti aquí en el CSI.

La última cosa que necesitas saber sobre el asesoramiento como estudiante entrante, es cómo saber quién es tu asesor. Desde la página web principal del CSI, haga clic en estudiantes actuales. Desde el menú desplegable bajo el apartado de académicos, haga clic en el centro de asesoramiento. Desde la página principal del centro de asesoramiento, busca el menú de navegación a la izquierda y haga clic, para encontrar a tu asesor. en la página siguiente, encuentre su especialidad Tu asesor estará en la lista junto a Tu especialidad. Si aún no sabes cuál es tu especialidad, Desplázate a las artes liberales y encuentra el asesor que figura en la lista según la primera letra de tu apellido. Puedes llamar al centro de asesoramiento pidiendo ayuda. El CSI tiene un centro de carreras en el campus que también puede ayudarte a evaluar tus intereses y objetivos y considerar diferentes trayectorias profesionales. Por último, tu auditoría de graduación es un recurso importante para ayudarte a encontrar tus requisitos para la graduación y seguir el camino para completar tu programa universitario. Puedes encontrar este documento en MyCSI. Visita my.csi.edu e ingresa con tus credenciales de CSI. A continuación,haz clic en el menú de navegación de informes y formularios y mira el título, mis registros académicos. Haga clic para cargar tu auditoría de graduación. Como estudiante de CSI, he recibido toda la ayuda que necesito y realmente disfruto mi programa. Mi consejero me ayudó a tener éxito en mi carrera. Estoy contenta de haber venido a CSI y tú también lo estarás
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What you need to do

Find your advisor

Don't know your advisor? Visit Find Your Advisor to search by major. If you have not decided on a major, select Liberal Arts and find the advisor listed accourding to the first letter of your last name.

You can also always call the Advising Center to get help at (208) 732-6250.

It's important to meet with your advisor before you sign up for classes.  Advising appointments can occur in person, over the phone, or by video conferencing like Zoom.  Plan today to contact your advisor and make an appointment.

Questions to ask your advisor

Your advisor will be ready to answer your questions!  Here are a few you can ask:

  1. What can you recommend I do to begin choosing a major if I’m not sure?
  2. I have a major I’m interested in; which classes do I need to take for this major?
  3. I know I want to do _____ for a career; is this major the best way to get there?
  4. What elective classes aren’t required, but will help me?
  5. How do I declare or change my major?
  6. How do I find and use the course catalog online, and how can it help me to register for classes?
  7. What important dates do I need to know about?
  8. How do I graduate on time, and make sure I’m staying on track?
  9. What is the best way to reach you when I have a question?
  10. How can I find other help if I need it?

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