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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 freshmen meet an Academic Advisor?

Centenary holds several Advising Days in May and June on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 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.

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 is the role of an Academic Advisor?

  • Get to know your interests and goals so he/she can guide you through planning your academic program at Centenary prior to your first semester and through graduation.
  • 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 Centenary student.
  • Bring-up goals, concerns, and questions you have about your academic 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.