In Advance

Slide7My advisor at the University of Florida found that despite his best-laid plans, my transition into the graduate program did not go as smoothly as he had hoped. Obtaining readers, getting my hardware and software needs addressed, and identifying my point support person all proved to take a bit longer than my adviser expected. His advice for other advisors taking on visually-challenged graduate students is to have them arrive in advance, ideally at the start of the summer before fall semester, to provide plenty of time to get everything set up.