Keep on Top of Your Academic Progress
Monitoring your progress toward your goals with an advisor is a good way to stay motivated.
Research has shown that students who seek out the assistance of their advisor are 30% more likely to be successful and stay enrolled in college than those who don’t.
Academic Advisors provide important services to help students succeed in college.
These advisors can help you:
- Understand how academic programs can meet your career and academic goals
- Identify program requirements and plan appropriate course schedules
- Make changes in class schedules
- Explore career and transfer goals and choose the appropriate Tompkins Cortland program and courses to meet those goals
- Connect with appropriate campus resources (e.g., Counseling, Career & Transfer Services, Baker Center for Learning)
- Change your program or advisor (all changes must be made through Student Success and Advisement Services)
All students have access to academic advisement
Most full-time students are assigned to a faculty advisor in their program. Other students are assigned to the Student Success and Advisement Services Office in room 101. If you are not sure who your advisor is, check myINFO by selecting the "contact my advisor" option, or visit room 101 for assistance.
- Be available during office hours and by appointment
- Provide direction for program progress toward the student’s career/educational goals
- Provide relevant, current academic information
- Refer students for assistance in solving academic or personal problems
- Understand program information (requirements, courses)
- Obtain necessary signatures on college forms (Change of Schedule, Registration for the next semester) or consent for online registration
- Understand information on services provided by the college
- Discuss career, transfer and program plans
You should seek out your advisor:
- Any time you are considering a change in your current schedule (add, drop, withdraw)
- Any time you have a question about your academic plans/progress or resources you might wish to use
- As you prepare to register for each new semester—many advisors will post appointment sign-up sheets at this busy time of year
- If you think you may want to change your academic program