Academic Advising at Alverno College:
At Alverno College, Professional and Faculty Advisors work with all students to help them to understand Alverno’s unique ability-based curriculum, their specific program of study and the resources/tools needed to manage/support their academic journey.
Professional Academic Advisors – are based in the Advising Office and work with new Weekday College undergraduate students during their first one to four semesters. They also advise all students in the Weekend College program.
Promise Scholar Advisors – are based in the Advising Office and work with specific Weekday College undergraduate students who are part of the Promise Scholar program. Promise Scholar Advisors work with their advisees through graduation.
Faculty Advisors – are based in their respective academic school/division/department. All Weekday College undergraduate students are transitioned from a Professional Academic Advisor to a Faculty Advisor(s) in their major area of study once they have reached a specific level in their program. Students in Alverno’s Degree Completion and Graduate programs are also advised by a faculty member. Several weekday programs also provide dual advisory.
Dual Advising – Students in Alverno’s Adult Evening & Online program are advised by both a Professional Academic Advisor and a Faculty Advisor in their major.
The Academic Advising Office & Professional Advisors:
The Academic Advising Office is located in FO 121 and is staffed by five full-time Professional Advisors, two Promise Scholar Advisors, two Administrative Assistants and a Student employee.
In addition to working with all students to help them to understand Alverno’s unique ability-based curriculum, their specific program of study and the resources/tools needed to manage/support their academic journey, the Professional Academic Advisors and Advising Office staff also:
Assist brand new and continuing students with schedule planning and with the registration process
Collaboratively work with students to create personalize graduation plans
Facilitate solution-based problem-solving with students, faculty & staff
Assist students in understanding Alverno’s policies & procedures
Coordinate the Peer Advising and Student-On-Leave programs
Assist students who return from a Student-on-Leave or an Official Withdrawal
Refer students to other college resources
Provide training and support for Faculty Advisors
Participate in numerous cross-campus committees, work groups and organizations
Regular Advising Office Hours:*
Professional Academic Advisors are available to connect with students by individual appointment (in-person & phone), through group-advising sessions and via e-mail contact. In addition, during the fall and spring semesters walk-in advising is also available during specific hours.
The Advising Office is regularly open: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
During the Fall & Spring terms, walk-in assistance (first-come/first-serve) is available during Advisor of the AM/PM hours, which are typically: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-3:30pm
*For those needing evening/weekend appointment times, please call your advisor directly to schedule a time to meet.
To connect with someone in the Advising Office you can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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