The Advising Center

The Advising Center supports and supplements the College’s faculty-based advising program. We serve all students across all programs at all phases of their academic standing with focus on assisting new freshman and transfers, undeclared students,  those who are interested in changing majors, and 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.

Students can locate their advisor’s name by looking at their Degree Progress Report (DPR), which can be viewed by logging into myHeliotrope.