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How to use the Advising Center

The Advising Center is located within the Faculty and Staff centers of myUMBC, and is a one-stop-shop for all student data and reports that an advisor needs during their advising sessions with a student. 

Training Resources

Click here to view the self-paced training video for the Advising Center. 

Click here to view the quick reference guide for the Advising Center. 

Click here to view the quick reference guide for the Advising Notes & History.

Click here to view the self-paced video for Advising Notes & History.

Click here to view the quick reference guide for the Advising Profile.

Instructor-led training (ILT) is offered prior to and during the registration and advising period each term.  It is also available on a requested basis throughout the year.  The ILT is typically offered as a comprehensive lunch & learn demonstration, and outlines the steps required to navigate within the Advising Center, as well as a discussion of the available reports and how to use Advising Notes and view Advising History for a student.  To inquire about scheduling an upcoming Advising Center lunch & learn, contact Susan Dawson at sdawson@umbc.edu.

Best Practices

Below are a few suggested best practices. 

  • You must disable pop-up blockers for the site in order to successfully use the Advising Center.
  • Each link within the Advising Center opens a new browser window.  If you are finished using a report, it is good practice to close the window in which the report is displayed to help eliminate confusion.
  • If you do not have a student's Campus ID, use the Lookup Person feature in the Faculty Center of myUMBC to conduct a search.



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