Your Guide to Advising
Top Four Ways Advising and Career Services Can Help
- Help you select and register for courses that will be most applicable to your academic interests and career goals.
- Assist with course planning to ensure you graduate on time.
- Develop, clarify, and modify your academic goals.
- Connect you with campus and community resources and opportunities.
Advisor and Student Expectations
A productive advising session is dependent on a mutual partnership between you and your academic advisor. Please review these guidelines on how you can make the most out of your appointments.
- Assume responsibility and ownership of education.
- Be prepared to discuss goals and educational plans.
- Review the Seattle Central Website or the Academic Catalog to understand the campus community and academic policies and procedures.
- Meet with your academic advisor(s) regularly.
- Discuss academic concerns with faculty and academic advisor.
- Ask for assistance or questions when in doubt.
- Be accountable for all college communication.
- Review, track, and evaluate academic progress as noted in your Education plans.
- Communicate academic progress with friends and family within your comfort zone.
- Acknowledge a student’s shared college experience, while maintaining student individuality.
- Help students with the decision-making process in the selection of courses, majors, and areas of study.
- Provide students with our attention, understanding and commitment.
- Utilize theory and practice to assist student development.
- Create an environment of trust and mutual respect.
- Help students identify and work towards goal attainment through effective curriculum planning.
- Help students assume responsibility and ownership of their education.
- Help students articulate the importance and utility of reaching their academic goals at Seattle Central and beyond.
- Understand and communicate Seattle Central requirements, policies, and procedures.
- Identify campus programs, resources, and opportunities.
- Make appropriate referrals when necessary.
- Maintain student confidentiality and FERPA rights.
- Help students find balance between personal and professional goals.
- Advocate for both performance and mastery learning.