At NWFSC, there is a mutual expectation of academic advisors and students. To ensure a successful academic career with the institution, academic advisors pledge to uphold expectations as students should uphold their own.

Students should expect the following of their Academic Advisor:
  • Inviting, knowledgeable, and detail oriented academic advisors
  • Reasonably available advisors to answer questions and ease concerns of the student
  • Provide information and resources, to include contacts at transfer institutions
  • Share information pertaining to college policies and procedures
  • Assist in goal setting and/or provide resources to achieve career goals
  • Provide referral services
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)

Academic Advisors' expectations of students:
  • Keep advising appointments
  • Clarify personal values, abilities, interests, and goals
  • Prepare for and be engaged in advising sessions (i.e. have preliminary course selection complete)
  • Understand university policies and procedures
  • Make decisions based on advice and resources
  • Follow through with suggestions and referrals
  • Monitor academic progress to include an understanding of general education, major, and transfer institution information.
  • Be aware of important dates on the academic calendar
  • Utilize your NWFSC student email account as the official means of institution communication
  • Utilize Raider Net account to monitor student information
  • Accept ultimate responsibility for all decisions. Academic Advisors are merely a guide to your ultimate academic goals.

There are a few roles that Academic Advisors are not responsible for. Please follow the provided links for additional information.

Although advisors may be knowledgeable in the area of financial aid, students should contact the Office of Financial Aid to inquire about financial aid, tuition, and fees.

While advisors keep students' well-being at the forefront of advising sessions, personal counseling cannot be conducted on campus. Please contact Marlayna Goosby for a referral to a counseling agency.

Academic Advisors are not able to register or withdraw students from courses. This is the responsibility of the student. Please visit your RaiderNet account to complete this process.

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