Academic Advising is a student-centric, campus-wide collaborative effort to support the academic, professional, and personal development of each student. Academic advising empowers students to take responsibility for their own learning and experiences. In essence, the goal of the advising system is to equip students with the tools and resources necessary to negotiate higher education.
Student Advising Outcomes
As a result of the advising experience, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate responsibility for meeting academic goals.
- Identify and utilize on-campus services and opportunities to achieve academic, professional, and personal goals.
- Seek out and incorporate diverse perspectives into academic, professional, and personal goals.
Students are assisted through this process by their Academic Advisors who are faculty and professional staff. Advisors support students as they explore their interests, talents, values, and priorities. They facilitate the connection between a student's academic experience and future life plans. Advisors for incoming first year students are trained to understand the unique needs of beginning the college journey. Transfer students have a faculty advisor in their program to maximize the application of transfer credits in their program and develop a plan to complete their program in a timely way. In sophomore year, students are transitioned to an advisor in their Major who continues to guide students through their academic experience. In addition, students can consult with an Academic Plan Advisor in the Center for Academic Excellence.
Students are encouraged to discuss academic concerns and seek help from their instructors and advisors as early as possible. In addition, the Center for Academic Excellence provides many resources to help students reach their full learning potential and excel academically.
Academic Plan Advisor
An Academic Plan (AP) Advisor is part of a team focused on student academic success. AP Advisors work with students on their academic plans and ensure completion of graduation requirements. AP Advisors work with students on their goals and success strategies and help connect them to other important Wentworth resources and opportunities. They play a crucial role in facilitating student success.
A Primary Advisor counsels students on curricular matters, monitor student academic progress, review academic policies and procedures when necessary, review student course selections prior to registration, and answer questions regarding student career and educational objectives. First-year students are required to meet with their primary advisor to discuss curricular decisions and to obtain a Registration Access Code (RAC / Alternate PIN). They will be introduced to their primary advisor during Wentworth Opening Week (WOW) or within the first few days of classes. Students can find their assigned advisor on Leopardweb.
College of Professional and Continuing Education Advisor
In the College of Professional and Continuing Education, academic advisors are available to assist adult students in reaching their educational goals. Once accepted into the College of Professional and Continuing Education, students will be assigned their own, dedicated academic advisor. Students are encouraged to reach out to their advisor regularly. An academic advisor at Wentworth will help students stay on track with their schedule and address concerns along the way.