Your academic advisor can assist you in choosing the correct classes to achieve your academic goals. They can also assist you in deciding on a major and understanding academic policies.
The Academic Advising Center is located on the first floor of D.D. Dougherty room 101. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Connecting with your Advisor
Academic advising in college is not exactly like your experience with counseling in high school. Students and advisors together contribute to successful advising. You must take the initiative in contacting your college advisor and assuming the responsibility for your schedule of classes. As in any counseling relationship, what you discuss with your advisor is confidential information and is treated as such.
- You are very much in charge of the relationship with your academic advisor. While your advisor may contact you, it is up to you to use your advisor’s services.
- Know a variety of ways to communicate with your advisor. Know your advisor’s name, phone number, email address and office location.
- Introduce yourself when you call or visit. Your advisor may work with up to 400 students, so it is hard to recall names and details spontaneously. Even if you think your advisor knows you, giving your preferred first name and your last name is a polite and helpful gesture.
- Don’t be shy about saying hello or introducing yourself when you see your advisor crossing campus, at a sports event, cultural performance, grocery story, or on the ski slopes.
- Start with your advisor when you are seeking help to solve problems that affect your academic performance. Be open and honest with your advisor.
The main goal of advising is your academic success. Your advisor is committed to that goal. However, you are responsible for your education. You need to decide what you want and learn the requirements that must be met to achieve your goal. Your advisor is just that, and advisor, and, as such, is an important resource for your academic success. Contact your advisor whenever you have questions or concerns.
- Academic Advising Center
- Advanced Placement Policy 2011-12
- Advising Planner 2012-13
- Choosing a Major
- Early Registration Advising Course (direct link)
- First Year Course Guides
- First Year Seminar
- Four-Year Planner (pdf)
- General Education Checksheet
- Learning Assistance Program
- Major Declaration
- Majors at Appalachian
- Minors at Appalachian
- Predicting your GPA (pdf)
- Registrar's Office
- What can I do with a major in...
University College Academic Advisng Center is a unit within Appalachian’s University College. University College consists of the university’s integrated general education curriculum, academic support services, residential learning communities, interdisciplinary degree programs and co-curricular programming – all designed to support the work of students both inside and outside of the classroom.