The Advising Center

The Advising Center supports and supplements the College’s faculty-based advising program.

We support advising for all students across all programs with a focus on assisting:

  • New first year and transfer students
  • Undeclared students
  • Those who are interested in changing majors
  • Students who are having academic difficulty

Why Would I Talk to an Academic Advisor?

Students visit our office for a wide variety of reasons.  Here are just a few:

  • Exploring and declaring a major or minor.
  • Understanding your Degree Progress Report (DPR), which is how the College tracks your academic requirements for graduation.
  • To discuss your academic goals, future courses, and timeline to graduation.
  • To learn how to navigate the Course Search and select your classes.
  • If you are having academic difficulty. Our office coordinates the academic progress review to ensure students meet the 2.0 GPA standard and are making satisfactory progress toward a degree. We assist students on academic probation and those questioning course/college withdrawal.
  • To discuss any other questions or concerns you have regarding your academic life; such as study skills, career planning, mental health counseling, or documenting a learning disability.  Our office will refer you to experts who coordinate these services.

Every student at the College is assigned to an official advisor who may be a professional academic advisor from Advising Center, a full-time professor within the student’s academic department, or their First-Year Seminar instructor.