Academic Advising at SUNY Broome strives to educate, empower and serve students in their quest for academic success.
- Academic Advisors educate students on degree requirements, General Education requirements and academic standards, policies and procedures.
- Academic Advisors empower students by providing them with the information and tools necessary to make sound academic decisions.
- Academic Advisors serve as a resource to the campus community, as an advocate and to the community at large.
- Provide a safe, respectful, and confidential space for students to ask questions and discuss their educational plans and career goals.
- Review and effectively communicate degree requirements to students.
- Assist and support students in making academic decisions.
- Make appropriate referrals to SUNY Broome resources
- Be easily accessible to students for appointments, walk-ins, and through email
- Advocate on a student’s behalf whenever necessary.
- Provide an honest assessment of a student’s competitiveness as a Health Science program applicant to those seeking Health Science careers (if applicable).
Through the advising process, students will be able to:
- Create realistic and achievable educational plans, including short and long-term strategies to meet those plans.
- Clarify life, career and transfer goals, explore transfer options and procedures.
- Locate relevant information on the SUNY Broome website, including institutional policies, procedures, and important dates such as last day to withdraw and registration for upcoming semester.
- Distinguish between general education and program requirements and demonstrate appreciation of the value of general education for life-long learning.
- Utilize the Degree Works Audit (My College) to assist in the selection of appropriate courses to meet graduation requirements (i.e. the Writing Emphasis requirement)
- Learn about unique academic opportunities, such as Service Learning, Honors Courses, Internships, Learning Communities and campus support services.
- Educate students on the link between academic standing and financial aid eligibility.
- Participate in Academic Programs, Transfer Day and Career Exploration activities.
- Help students complete degree/certificate programs and transfer successfully