Academic Advising Center

Student Responsibilities

Your Responsibility During Advising

  • Clarify your personal values, abilities, interests and goals
  • Become knowledgeable and adhere to institutional policies, procedures and requirements 
  • Regularly visit the Advising Center’s Web page to keep abreast of announcements and policy changes
  • Contact and make an appointment with an adviser during preregistration advising or when in need of assistance
  • Prepare for advising sessions and bring appropriate resources or materials to include in your intended major “What If” Degree Progress Report
  • Follow through on actions identified during each advising session
  • Accept final responsibility for all decisions

Your Adviser’s Responsibility

  • Help students define and develop realistic educational and career plans
  • Assist students in planning an academic program consistent with their abilities and interests
  • Assist advisees in identifying career opportunities
  • Interpret and provide rationale for instructional policies, procedures and requirements
  • Approve all designated educational transactions (e.g., schedule, drops and adds, withdrawals, change of major, waivers, graduation requirements)
  • Monitor progress toward educational and career goals
  • Inform students of administrative, academic, and personal services and resources available to them
  • Refer students when academic or personal problems require intervention by other professionals
  • Protect the privacy of student information as set forth in The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99)

(Modified from NACADA Advising Guidelines)