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Roles of the Academic Advisor and the Advisee

What is an Advisor?
An Academic Advisor is an integral part of a college student’s success. An Academic Advisor is a collaborative partner of the student who assists the student in planning and accomplishing significant educational, professional, and personal goals.

What is an Advisee?
An advisee is the student, the one ultimately responsible for his/her educational, professional, and personal choices or decisions.

Role of the Advisor:

  • Make evident career goals, interests, values, and aspirations while attending the university and onward
  • Stay in contact with and schedule regular appointments to collaborate and meet with the assigned advisor
  • Come prepared to advising appointments, having questions and possibly a proposed schedule for the upcoming semester
  • Discover and become aware of college resources and opportunities that will ensure a richer experience here in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Use Web Advisor for checking academic progress, registering for classes, checking program evaluations, academic and financial holds, etc.
  • Read and correspond to emails from the advisor or other university officials
  • Understand that progress and decisions related to progress rests on the advisee 

Role of the Advisee:

  • Make evident career goals, interests, values, and aspirations while attending the university and onward
  • Stay in contact with and schedule regular appointments to collaborate and meet with the assigned advisor
  • Come prepared to advising appointments, having questions and possibly a proposed schedule for the upcoming semester
  • Discover and become aware of college resources and opportunities that will ensure a richer experience here in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Use Web Advisor for checking academic progress, registering for classes, checking program evaluations, academic and financial holds, etc.
  • Read and correspond to emails from the advisor or other university officials
  • Understand that progress and decisions related to progress rests on the advisee