Every graduate student is assigned an academic advisor. You will work with your advisor to create a Program of Study (POS). Your POS serves as your degree checklist for graduation, and you must have a POS on file with Records and Registration before you graduate. Consult with your advisor for a POS form, and talk to your advisor early in your graduate career to create your POS. From time to time you may need to change a POS. This is done by amending your POS with a "Request for Change in Program of Study" (pdf- 27 kb) form. All forms must be reviewed and signed by your advisor, the department chair, the Director of Graduate Studies, and a representative from Records and Registration. During each semester Winthrop University has an advisement period. Your advisor will contact you and let you know when this time will be. Advisement procedures differ from advisor to advisor, but typically advisement is done by individual appointment in person. Working from your POS, you should have consulted the course offerings before meeting with your advisor and be prepared to let them know what courses you plan to take. Your advisor will need to review your proposed course selections and clear you for registration using Wingspan. You cannot register until you have been cleared by your advisor.