Advising FAQs

How do I find out who my advisor is?

  1. Log into Fish 'R' Net
  2. Select Student Services and Financial Aid
  3. Select Student Records
  4. Select View Advisor Email Address

How often do I have to see my advisor?

Fisher policy regulates that you see your advisor(s) at least twice a year, in order to discuss your course registration and obtain your alternate pin number for the upcoming semester's registration.

All teacher candidates should make an appointment with their Education advisor, as soon as s/he is assigned to the candidate, to create a long range plan of courses.

If you are an Adolescence Major, then you must connect with your Education advisor and your content area advisor. It is recommended that you meet with your Education advisor first, have him/her sign off on a copy of your long range plan and then meet with your content area advisor. Once you've met with your content area advisor and gone over the copy of your long range plan, s/he will give you your alternate pin number.

It's also important for you to know that while your advisor is there to support you with course scheduling and any questions you may have about your academic program and Fisher core requirements, s/he is also a wonderful resource for you if you feel you need support to ensure your success at Fisher. S/he can be a sounding board for you if you are dealing with issues in any of your courses, including those outside of the School of Education, questions about your future, etc. If s/he can't answer your questions specifically, s/he can direct you to someone who can. The stresses that come with college tend to be overwhelming and unexpected; your advisor can serve as a sympathetic ear and a confidential support. Do not hesitate to talk with her/him about anything that is concerning you.

When is registration for the upcoming semester?

The calendar for Fisher is posted on Fish 'R' Net.

Where can I get information on the teacher certification tests I have to take?

See the Certification Information section of this website.

How can I prepare for the tests?

One recommendation is to visit the "Test Preparation" section of a local bookstore and pick up the most recently published copy of an exam book based on the test(s) that you are planning to take. Teacher Candidates have reported that it is especially helpful to find a volume with practice tests in it for you to take. The answers and discussion of why those answers are correct usually follow after the practice tests.

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