What is Academic Advising?

Academic Advising is a shared responsibility between an advisor and a student to exchange information designed to help students reach their educational and career goals. It is a process that begins with your enrollment at Centenary and continues throughout your college career.

When do students meet an Academic Advisor?

Centenary holds several Advising Days in May and June, Monday-Friday. Students come to campus to meet individually with an advisor for two hours. At the end of the session, students will leave with a course schedule for their first semester at Centenary.

You will receive an email from your Admissions Counselor with Advising Days scheduled for spring/early summer. Respond to your Admissions Counselor to set up an appointment.

What are the responsibilities of an Academic Advisor?

  • Get to know your interests and goals so he/she can guide you through planning your academic program at Centenary.
  • Be knowledgeable about the curriculum, course requirements, and your academic options.
  • Direct you to appropriate resources on campus when he/she cannot answer a particular question.

What are the responsibilities of you, the student?

  • Think about what academic goals you have for yourself as a new Centenary student.
  • Bring-up goals, concerns, and questions you have about your college career.
  • Meet with your advisor a few times a semester, not just when you are ready to schedule courses or have a problem.
  • Become familiar with college resources and academic policies.