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What do academic advisors do?

Academic advisors are a student's principle point of contact for academic issues that impact educational progress. They are familiar with the College and your program and can either answer your questions themselves or direct you to one of many campus resources. An academic advisor can assist a student with course planning, registration, and academic counseling. An advisor is also able to direct a student to college resources such as the Learning Centers or Career Services.

Your academic advisor is an advocate who is interested in your development. Please consider your advisor a rich resource available to you at the College.

Your advisor can help you by providing:

  • Academic planning and course selection for current and upcoming semesters
  • Advice and planning during times of academic difficulty
  • Referrals to college or community resources

Your advisor will:

  • Be knowledgeable about programs and graduation requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Encourage and guide students to develop and pursue their goals.
  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources.
  • Be accessible via phone, email, and by appointment and will respond to students in a timely way.
  • Follow through on actions promised to students.

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