Advisement is more than the simple
dispensing of information about degree requirements, policies,
and procedures. It is an interchange between you and your
advisor to help plan your academic program and to tailor your
academic program to your career goals. Advisement requires
you and your advisor to know where you are in your college
education at any time. The College believes it has
a responsibility to provide you with an academic advisor, and
to be sure the two of you meet every semester.
Here are the ways to meet your advisor::
Freshmen are required to take an Academic Planning Seminar, as a first step to planning your schedule of classes. (Students in Delta College, the equivalent course is DCC 100; Educational Opportunity Program, GEP 120 is the equivalent; Honors College students have HON 112.) The seminar's instructor will be your academic advisor until you choose a major. Once you declare a major, you will have an advisor from that department.
Transfer students are assigned an advisor from within your major department. Don't forget, these only get assigned when you formally declare your major! So make sure to stop in to either your department or Academic Advisement to fill out the Major Declaration form. In addition, if you declare a second major, minor, or are accepted into a teacher certification program, you are assigned an advisor from each program.
Visit the Office of Career Servicesfor help selecting the right program for you. Once you have declared a major, you will be assigned an appropriate advisor from your new major department.