CATALOG: Academic Advising

To assist students in reaching their academic goals, an academic advisor is assigned to curricular students shortly after they declare a curriculum or major. Faculty members serve as academic advisors to curricular students and provide educational guidance. These faculty advisors provide in­formation about the knowledge and skills needed in their respective fields as well as information about job op­portunities and college transfer possibilities. Students should consult with a faculty advisor for assistance with course scheduling each semester and prior to applying for graduation. For assistance in matters outside their professional scope, faculty advisors refer students to counselors or college coaches.

For students wishing to make changes with their course enrollment, the add/drop procedure is outlined in the Registration and Tuition section of the catalog. It is strongly recommended that students review schedule changes with a faculty advisor.

Students deciding to change their program of study need to schedule an appointment with a new student advisor, rather than a faculty advisor, in order to discuss the impact of the change on both their academic progress and their financial aid eligibility, and to complete appropriate forms. When changing from one program of study to another, a student may be assigned a new faculty advisor.

All curricular students are encouraged to regularly seek assistance from their faculty advisors in career and curriculum planning. Likewise, students not enrolled in a specific program of study are encouraged to meet with counselors in order to receive assistance with course selection prior to registration.

Last modified on 08-28-2019