The second meeting should be sometime before the end of week seven, the final day on which students can drop courses without academic prejudice.
By then, the semester progress reports should be available. These can be reviewed with your advisees so that sound academic decisions can be made.
You might note that in the case of extenuating circumstances which can be documented it is possible for students to drop courses after the deadlines stated in the university diary.
At this second session you might also discuss the courses which
the student proposes to take the following seemster as registration
for it will begin shortly after that.
We encourage you to check with your advisees informally throughout the semester and to encourage them to do the same with you. To allow your advisees to contact you outside of class, we would suggest that you make your telephone number and/or email address as well as your office hours known to them.
Research suggests that students may benefit from group as well as individual sessions. Meeting with your advisees as a group on occassion might, for instance, not only highlight common concerns but also elicit possible solutions. In doing so it could be another means of providing your advisees with the information, confidence, and support that will help make their university career successful, which is the aim of the advising process.