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Services and Support

Academic Advisement

Updated: 03/21/2016

Academic advising is more than selecting courses for an upcoming semester or making a plan to graduate. You should initiate and maintain contact with advisors to discuss situations and issues affecting academic performance, including:

    • Exploration of Educational and Life Goals

    • Academic and Occupational Programs

    • Selection and Sequencing of Courses

    • University Transfer Options

    • Information on Campus Resources and Services

    • Work and Family Commitments

    Advisors will listen and respond to personal interests and concerns, suggest useful college resources, know college and departmental policies and procedures, make appropriate referrals for student support services, and provide guidance and assistance with academic, career, and life goals. Advisement is an on-going, intentional, and educational partnership dedicated to the success of our students.

    The colleges can provide academic advisement through a variety of delivery methods, such as, in-person appointments, walk-in advising, and phone and e-mail advising. Services can vary by college, so check the link to your college to explore hours, delivery methods, advisement center locations, and the services available.

    Survival Tips

    • Attend every class. Do not just stop going to classes. Talk with your instructor and/or your advisor to help you evaluate your options.

    • If you seem to be having any academic problems in the first few weeks, take action immediately. Take advantage of free tutoring.

    • See an advisor, counselor, or instructor at least once each semester to discuss your plans, goals, concerns, etc.

    • Take advantage of free tutoring. 

    • Get involved in some campus activity, club, organization.

    • Save some time for relaxing with friends.

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