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Academic Advising

In keeping with the mission of the College, advising promotes student growth and development through frequent and meaningful interaction with advisors.

First-Year Advising

All first year students are advised by professional staff of the PEAK Center who are specially trained to assist students navigating the unique challenges of the first year of college. Throughout a students' first year at the College they meet with their First Year Advisors multiple times to plan and register for courses. Together an advisor and student will explore the student's interests and career goals, navigate registration and connect with other academic support resources. Before registering for courses for the sophomore year students transition to a Major Advisor, usually a faculty member from the department of their probable major. 

Major Advisors

Students will transition to an advisor in their major field of study at the end of their first year at the College. Major advisors support students through their academic journey to graduation.

Make an Appointment

If you'd like to work with Nicole, Hayley or Emily for one-on-one help from a full-time professional staff member, you can schedule an appointment with them.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are advised by the Director of Academic Advising until they are ready for transition to a Major Advisor. Students work closely with the advisor to explore interests and refine career goals, navigate timely registration and academic progress and connect to other academic support resources.

Get Help from an Advisor or PEAK Mentor

Have questions about your class selection? Need help putting together a PEAK Map? Not sure how to register or review your grades and academic record? The advisors and PEAK Mentors are here to help.

PEAK Mentor Hours

PEAK Mentors are skilled at specific programs of study, building PEAK Maps or showing you how to use resources like Self Service. Stop by the PEAK Center in Hendren Hall during any of these times for help, no appointment needed.

  • Monday: 11:30 - 12:30; 2:00 - 3:00
  • Tuesday:  11:30 - 3:00
  • Wednesday:  10:30 - 12:30; 2:00 - 3:30

  • Thursday:  11:00 - 3:00

  • Friday:  11:30 - 12:30; 2:00 - 3:30

Important Documents

Download Freshman PEAK Map (PDF)

Download Transfer PEAK Map (PDF)

Download 2018-19 Division/Department Chairs & Program Supervisors (PDF)