Advising Roles and Responsibilities


Your responsibilities include:

  • Reading the catalog carefully.
  • Being familiar with college programs and requirements and transfer information, if appropriate.
  • Seeking out answers to your questions.
  • Maintaining a file of important college documents.
  • Developing self-awareness.
  • Keeping scheduled appointments.
  • Following through on advisor recommendations.
  • Making use of all resources on campus.
  • Accepting ultimate responsibility for your decisions.


Your advisor's responsibilities include:

  • Providing up-to-date information about college and program requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Assisting you with identifying and achieving your academic and career goals and
    maintaining adequate office hours.
  • Providing a respectful, supportive atmosphere.
  • Keeping accurate records.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of your records and consultations with you and making appropriate referrals to campus and community services.