Tompkins Cortland Community College

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Academic Advisor’s Role and Responsibilities

An Academic Advisor can help you:

  • Understand how our degree programs can help you meet your career/academic goals
  • Identify program requirements and plan appropriate course schedules
  • Make changes to your class schedule Explore career/transfer plans and their relationship to your program/courses
  • Connect with appropriate campus resources (e.g., Baker Commons)

Advising is a two-way street, both the student and the advisor have responsibilities in the process.

Student Responsibilities

  • Understand your program information (requirements, courses)
  • Learn to use DegreeWorks
  • Obtain necessary signatures on College forms (Change of Schedule, Registration Form, etc.)
  • Submit appropriate forms for processing to the Enrollment Services Center (Room 101)
  • Meet important dates and deadlines
  • Obtain authorization for online registration from your advisor
  • Understand College resources and seek them out when needed
  • Discuss career and transfer plans
  • Read academic policies
  • Check your myMAIL account regularly
  • Keep your contact information updated in myINFO
  • Ask questions if there is anything you do not understand

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Be available to meet with students during office hours and by appointment
  • Provide direction for program progress toward the student’s career and educational goals
  • Provide relevant, current academic information
  • Refer students who may need assistance solving academic or personal problems

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