What is Academic Advising?
Academic Advising is a developmental process of assisting students in the clarification of their career goals and aiding in the design and implementation of a successful academic plan. The ongoing decision-making process of exploring, integrating, and synthesizing is a multifaceted responsibility of both the student and the advisor. The advisor serves as a facilitator of communication with access to information, resources and support. While the College provides academic advisement, the responsibility of meeting all degree requirements rests with the student.
What are my advisors responsibilities?
- Be available, approachable and respectful.
- Explore degree options based on your interests and abilities.
- Help you develop an educational plan for degree completion.
- Clarify academic and administrative policies and procedures.
- To be a responsive listener and address your concerns.
- Discuss applicable support services and resources.
- Review your academic performance and cultivate success strategies.
What are my responsibilities?
- Treat all faculty, staff and students with respect.
- Maintain regular contact with Academic Advisor (All new students are required to meet with an Academic Advisor before registering for courses the first time.)
- Be knowledgeable and adhere to Columbia College's policies and procedures.
- Accept responsibility for your actions or inactions that impact your educational progress and goals.
- Check CougarMail regularly for important information including financial aid and academic requirements.
- Notify your academic advisor of any issues that may prohibit you from being successful or completing your course.
- Maintain a personal record of academic and advising documents.
Did you know?
Studies show that the most successful students are those who register for classes early.
When taken early, Basic Studies Courses such as English and math will provide students with skills necessary for future courses. Columbia College requires students to complete Basic Studies Courses and declare a major within the first sixty hours.
For advisement contact your campus:
Contact information for nationwide campuses