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Advisor & Advisee Responsibilities

Advisor Responsibilities

Students can expect their academic advisor to:
  • Be available, understanding, approachable, and demonstrate interest in the advisee
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Make appropriate referrals within the college and encourage advisee to develop skills that will lead to self-responsibility
  • Effectively communicate prerequisite, curriculum, and graduation requirements for your program
  • Articulate college and academic policies & procedures to the advisee
  • Provide students with information about available resources and services on campus
  • Assist students in developing suitable educational plans
  • Provide accurate and timely information in a respectful, friendly, and courteous manner
  • Help students select appropriate courses and assist with the registration process
  • Encourage and guide students as they develop realistic goals
  • Encourage and support students as they make academic progress within their education plan
  • Assist students in recognizing and overcoming educational problems

Advisee (Student) Responsibilities

In order to be successful, you the advisee have clear responsibilities in the advising process:
  • Clarify your goals and provide your advisor with accurate information pertaining to your educational and personal interests
  • Take any necessary assessment tests early in your educational career
  • Seek help in areas where you need additional assistance to be successful throughout your college experience
  • Understand important deadline dates for registration, suspension appeals, withdrawal deadline etc…
  • Come to your advising session prepared with questions and a copy of your degree plan
  • Register for classes in a timely manner to ensure availability of courses
  • Complete registration forms to the best of your ability
  • Register & add/drop classes online via eConnect if you are eligible to do so
  • Make regular contacts with your advisor
  • Access online resources such as class schedules, college catalog, academic advising webpage etc…
  • Bring official copies of your transcripts from previous colleges
  • Accept responsibility for your actions, inactions, and decisions that affect your educational goals and progress