Welcome to AEC! Undergraduate advising is an important component to your success in the Agricultural Economics major. You will meet with Susan Skees, Academic Coordinator (859) 257-1636 | susan.skees@uky.edu for your initial advising meeting. As you progress through the degree program, you will work with a faculty advisor to complete your degree. Advising with a faculty advisor gives you the opportunity to learn more about the industry and develop a relationship with a faculty member. Students meet with their assigned Faculty Advisor at least once per semester to plan for future classes. Preparation is key to a successful advising appointment.

Make sure you review the 4-Year Plan and Major Sheet prior to your advising appointment.

Keys to a Positive Advising Experience

  • Come prepared (see "how to prepare..." below).
  • Be honest with your advisor when discussing grades, current classes, study habits, and interests.
  • Schedule your appointment in a timely manner well in advance of your priority registration window.
  • Be courteous to fellow students and advisors by showing up to your appointment.  If you must miss, cancel in advance.
  • Arrive and leave on time. Schedule a second appointment if you require more time.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Follow up with your advisor. 


How to Prepare for Your Appointment  

  • Review your major requirements to identify what classes you should be thinking about enrolling in for the next semester.
  • Review the degree audit through myUKGPS. This is a great way to track your academic progress.
  • Check out the schedule of courses for class times and course pre-requisites in the course catalog.
  • In myUK, under degree planning and registration, save the classes you would like to take during next semester. You and your advisor will then discuss these classes during your advising appointment.   
  • Review your midterm grades (if available prior to your advising appointment). Be prepared to discuss those grades with your advisor.   
  • Write down questions you may have regarding academics, jobs/internships, getting involved on campus, etc.

Advisor Contact Information.