Your Faculty Preceptor (Advisor) has been chosen and trained to help you and your classmates choose a good schedule of courses and to make the transition to college life successful. Therefore, you can ask your Faculty Preceptor anything--and should if the need arises.
This summer your Faculty Preceptor will be most useful to you in helping you choose your courses for the fall.
Your Faculty Preceptor will:
- Give you advice about which courses you should take.
- Help you determine if a certain level of a course (such as a language course) is the right one for you.
- Provide you with information about how the courses you choose fit into the nursing curriculum.
- Review your schedule to make sure you haven't missed anything and to ensure you have a schedule that is workable.
Some things your Faculty Preceptor cannot do:
- Register for courses for you if you are out of town. Wait until you are back in town to register.
- Get you into closed courses or courses that you are not yet qualified to take. If the department chair approves--and such approval is by no means automatic--you will need an override sheet for that, which you will have to complete when you arrive on campus.
- Work with your parent(s) and not with you--it's your education, time to take ownership!