Academic advising plays a key role in your education
At Columbia College, we rally around you to make sure you succeed in class and as you advance toward your degree. Academic advising plays an important role by helping you make decisions about your major, coursework and career goals. Your advisor will serve as a facilitator who can refer you to resources, information and support as you meet your degree requirements.
You will be assigned an academic advisor once you've been admitted to the college.
Main Campus: Academic advising on campus
Students on the traditional campus in Columbia, Missouri, are assigned an academic advisor once they've been admitted.
You can rely on your advisor to help you talk about your intended degree program, pick courses and answer any questions about degree requirements.
When scheduling an appointment with your advisor, be prepared to discuss your academic plans, goals and limitations. You may also ask about specific requirements, resources and academic policies.
Advisors can also help you plan coursework to support goals of going on to a graduate program such as law school, medical school, veterinary school and more.
Be sure to check CougarMail often for official communication from the college, including your advisor.
CC Global: Online and nationwide academic advising
Students taking classes online or at a location nationwide will have access to academic advisors to keep them on track. These advisors will help you choose classes, map out your degree plan and keep you on track through graduation.
Students associated with a physical location will receive academic advising through that venue.
Students taking courses entirely online receive advising services from the online program. Online students aren't required to work with an advisor each session. However, we encourage you to keep in touch regarding your degree requirements.
Your assigned advisor will send an email to your CourgarMail account, so please check your email regularly for more information.