What do you hope eventually to do with your life?
What do you see yourself doing a year or two after graduation?
Why did you choose to come to the college?
What major or majors are you considering?
Are you considering those majors to prepare for a career?
Do you really enjoy that area of study?
Do you expect it will lead to a high paying job/prestigious job?
Are there any special situations that we need to consider in planning your educational program?
Do you have a job? On-campus or off?
How many hours a week do you work?
Do you have family responsibilities?
Do you have a disability?
Anything else I ought to know?
What questions do you have about:
- Do you live on campus?
Where will you live?
- What kinds of outside activities do you like? (sports, films, music, theater, student government, literary)
- Are you aware of the resources available to you? (tutoring, counseling, career planning, study abroad, honors)
- What, if anything, worries you about your college career?
- Do you have concerns about adjusting to the college?
- How can I as your adviser help you most?
- college policies
- career guidance
- problems — personal, academic
adapted from Athleen Stere, Altoona College
DIVISION OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES | PENN STATE
http://www.psu.edu/dus/cfe/tenquest.htm, July 25, 2000
An Additional Question set that might be helpful to ask would be as follows:
- Have you earned any college credits, for example at a community college, in a
dual enrollment course in high school, by scoring 5 on an AP test, or by scoring 6 on an IB test? If so, have you requested that a transcript be sent
to the Registrar’s Office, MBC, Staunton, VA 24401?