About the Students
Advising really helped me find direction! —Sarah A., Class of 2010
The Advising Center serves entering first year students, sophomores, and undeclared transfer students.
Academic Advisors help students determine courses each semester to complete general education requirements and prepare for a major course of study. They also monitor student progress and connect students with other services on campus. Additionally, the center serves as a resource to other academic and student service units on campus, as well as to faculty advisors in the major programs.
In addition to pre-registration advising, and registration assistance, the center has a mentoring program and will be the cornerstone for a comprehensive First Year Experience (FYE), and Second Year Program.
The Advising Center is conveniently located on the 4th floor of Brookens Library, next to the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The center features three computer stations that students may used to access registration information. The center also houses a library of syllabi of the general education courses designed for first and second year students. We also connect you other resources across campus, all in the interest of supporting your academic success.
The Advising Center also administers three programs focused on supporting academic success in the early semesters of one’s academic career.
- Entering students are asked to take Placement Exams to ensure the most appropriate placement in their beginning classes. Scores from the placement exams give a more precise indicator of skill level, thereby allowing placement in courses for which they are best prepared.
- The Early Alert System is an early identification and intervention program designed to recognize students experiencing academic difficulties early in the semester and give them the resources to have a successful academic experience.
- The Peer Advisor/Peer Mentor Program provides additional support to help new students transition into college life through individual and small group interactions with a peer leader. New students who are undecided about their major are assigned a Peer Advisor that can help provide direction to many of the new situations and responsibilities. Students who are decided about a major are assigned a Peer Mentor who helps guide appropriate decision-making about courses and career paths related to that major.