The success of all students depends upon their involvement in the learning and academic process. Academic advising is a vital part of this process. Students can obtain advising services and information in the following areas:
- Change of Major
- Course Equivalencies
- Change of Advisor
What do you need to know about academic advising:
- Students who have selected a specific academic program are asked to contact a faculty advisor in that program. Faculty members are the core providers of advising for students who have declared a major.
- Students who are new or undecided are assigned to the Advising and Counseling Department. New students will be asked to take the KUDER® Career assessments during the first semester, declare a major, and report to that academic department.
- It is the responsibility of the student to meet with his/her advisor prior to each registration. This ensures the course selection fits your career path for the next semester. Students who take advantage of an early advising session also have the opportunity to select the most ideal course schedule.
- During early registration, advising at the Macon Cove and Union Avenue Campuses are handled by appointment. Students are advised that there could be a wait. We encourage you to bring something to read (i.e. textbook, class notes, etc.). Prospective students are advised to bring copies of all transcripts with them.
- Continuing students should see their assigned faculty advisor by appointment.
- Explain the difference between a professional (academic) advisor and faculty advisor role. Students should meet with their faculty advisor at least once a term to review their academic progress.
- Professional (academic) advisor advises new and undeclared students.
- Faculty advisor advises all students in their major.