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The advisors of the Center for Student Services are available to assist new students in deciding which classes to take during their first semester, choosing a major or directing them to the proper resource on campus that fits their needs.
After the initial semester’s scheduling, all students are assigned a long-term faculty advisor from their declired program of study.
Advisors assist by helping develop meaningful educational plans which are compatible with life goals. The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about life goals rests with the student while the academic advisor assists by helping to identify and assess alternatives and consequences of decisions.
Beginning Fall 2013 for classes starting in January 2014 or later, all degree seeking students must be advised by their assigned academic advisor either in person, by telephone or email prior to being allowed to register for classes.
Academic and career advisors provide the following:
- Individual advising conferences
- Clarification of career and life goals
- Development of suitable educational plans
- Appropriate course scheduling
- Interpretation of institutional requirements
- Increase student awareness of institutional support systems
- Evaluation of student progress toward goals
- Reinforcement of student self-direction
- Referral, when appropriate, to institutional and community support services