Academic advisement is a communication and information sharing process during which students make planned decisions about their educational goals. During the first two semesters of enrollment, degree-seeking students must meet with a faculty advisor who will work closely with them in planning their program and course sequence. All full-time faculty advisors are available to students for consultation and maintain regular office hours during the fall and spring semesters for this purpose. Many faculty advisors are not available during breaks and the summer semester, but advisors are available in the Advising Center at these times. Students needing academic assistance are encouraged to seek help before their problems become critical.
- Knowing the graduation requirements for the major. If the student is transferring to a college or university with which Pellissippi State does not have an articulation agreement, he or she needs to know the requirements for graduation for that school.
- Providing the appropriate test scores and transcripts.
- Obtaining the name of the advisor by contacting Enrollment Services.
- Verifying the major for advisement.
- Making an appointment with the advisor and keeping it.
- Knowing important dates on the Academic Calendar (registration dates, schedule change deadlines, etc.).
- Supplying current information about the student’s address, phone number and major to Enrollment Services.
- Previewing the current Catalog and Handbook online and being familiar with its contents. If the student entered Pellissippi State during a previous year, he or she is responsible for following the Catalog and Handbook curriculum requirements for that year.
- Checking registration status (holds, standing, etc.) prior to registration.
- Registering and making schedule changes in a timely manner.
- Paying all fees in a timely manner.
- Learning to access the student’s email account.
- Treating others with courtesy and respect.