Catalog 2018-2019 
    Aug 23, 2019  
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Advising

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Academic Advising


The mission of Academic Advising is to build relationships and trust to facilitate, empower, and educate students in the exploration, definition, and pursuit of their goals. As such, our academic advisors are committed to helping you navigate through the educational system by clarifying the process and helping you select academic goals/programs of study to successfully meet your short and long-term goals. All students are encouraged to visit with an advisor each semester; students are assigned advisors based upon declared degrees/certificates.

For your first semester, an academic advisor will work with you to:

  • Review assessment scores
  • Explain the different educational paths available to you
  • Confirm you educational and career goals
  • Select classes that will meet those goals
  • Assist you with the online registration process
  • Identify campus and community resources to help you be successful

Advisors can also help you to:

  • Develop a semester-by-semester plan that outlines the courses you will need to take to complete your program
  • Explain graduation requirements and other policies/procedures of the college
  • Monitor and discuss your academic progress
  • Refer you to academic, career, financial, social, and health resources that may assist you
  • Discuss any concerns or obstacles you are facing during the semester and help you get back on track

Advisors are available to meet with students throughout the year. It is in your best interest to schedule an appointment, but walk-in advising is available at various times throughout the academic year.