All students are assigned to an academic advisor upon their enrollment in Goodwin College. Assignments are made based upon a student’s academic program. If a student changes his or her academic program, the advisor will likely change. Academic advisement plays a critical role in fulfilling the mission of Goodwin College. Academic Advising builds collaborative relationships that assist students to explore professional options and to develop educational plans consistent with their academic and lifelong learning goals. Advisors challenge, support and encourage students to be responsible for their own academic success. Advisors also connect students to appropriate campus services and opportunities. The advisement process fosters a continuous advisor/student relationship that begins in the first semester and continues throughout the time a student is at Goodwin College.
All students are encouraged to meet with their Academic Advisor throughout their college career. Students planning to transfer credit from an accredited institution or who wish to be considered for an award of credit for experiential learning should also meet with an Academic Advisor before registration to discuss options. In addition, students planning to continue their education should meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss transfer requirements, admission requirements and course planning. Advisors are available to:
- Advise students on course selection;
- Develop plans of study;
- Add, drop and withdraw students from classes;
- Answer academic questions regarding courses and plans of study;
- Counsel students if they are having academic difficulties;
- Serve as a support system for enrolled students; and
- Advise students on graduate school options.