Tompkins Cortland Community College

Catalog 2017-18

Academic Advisement at Tompkins Cortland

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.

Advisor Responsibilities

  • 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

Student Responsibilities

  • 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

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