Tompkins Cortland Community College

Success & Advising

Academic Advisor’s Role and Responsibilities

Each full-time student is assigned to a faculty member for academic advisement, and stays with the same advisor until graduation unless the student changes degree programs. Part-time students are usually advised through the Student Success and Advisement office. Your academic advisor has an understanding of the degree requirements for your degree program, as well as information about career and transfer possibilities for the program. In addition, your advisor can help you learn about College policies and regulations. Your advisor is accessible through regularly posted office hours or by appointment and can also be reached via office phone and email. Your advisor can also be helpful in connecting you with campus resources such as tutoring or counseling.

It is recommended that you meet with your advisor for the first time early in your first semester at TC3 to discuss your goals and to begin long-term planning for your degree program. At a minimum, you will meet with your advisor each semester prior to registering for the following semester’s classes. You will also need to meet with your advisor any time you want to make changes to your schedule during a semester (drop/add/withdraw).