WHAT IS ACADEMIC ADVISING?
Your academic advisor can assist you in choosing the correct classes to achieve your academic goals. They can also assist you in deciding on a major and understanding academic policies.
WHERE CAN I LOCATE AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR?
The Counseling & Advising Office is located on the first floor of the One Stop Center, Room 105. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM.
HOW IS ACADEMIC ADVISING IN COLLGE DIFFERENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL?
Students and advisors together contribute to successful advising. You must take the initiative in contacting your college advisor
and assuming the responsibility for your schedule of classes. As in any counseling relationship, what you discuss with your advisor
is confidential information and is treated as such.
- You are very much in charge of the relationship with your academic advisor. While your advisor may contact you, it is up to you to use your advisors services.
- Know a variety of ways to communicate with your advisor. Know your advisors name, phone number, email address and office location.
- Introduce yourself when you call or visit. Your advisor may work with up to 200 students, so it is hard to recall names and details spontaneously. Even if you think your advisor knows you, giving your preferred first name and your last name is a polite and helpful gesture.
- Dont be shy about saying hello or introducing yourself when you see your advisor crossing campus, at a community event, the grocery story, or at the beach.
- Start with your advisor when you are seeking help to solve problems that affect your academic performance. Be open and honest with your advisor.
The main goal of advising is your academic success. Your advisor is committed to that goal. However, you are responsible for your education. You need to decide what you want and learn the requirements that must be met to achieve your goal. Your advisor is just that, an advisor, and, as such, is an important resource for your academic success. Contact your advisor whenever you have questions or concerns.