What can you expect from us?
We will help you plan for graduation: Clarify degree requirements and help monitor progress toward completion
We will help you interpret academic policies: Assist in understanding institutional policies and procedures necessary to navigate the college
We will refer you to on-campus resources: Connect you with appropriate offices, faculty and staff on campus when additional assistance is needed
We provide a respectful environment where you can express yourself and voice concerns: We support you through your academic career through responsive listening skills, confidentiality, sensitivity and respect
We are responsive and timely: We are accessible through appointments and walk-ins and respond to emails and phone calls in a timely manner
What is expected of you?
Meet with your Advisor: Meet with your Advisor: Schedule an appointment with your advisor or see them during their drop-in time, confirm or declare your major, plan your degree.
Understand your Advising Tools: The Advising Guide is a checklist of all requirements. The Four Year/ Transfer Plans are a semester by semester breakdown of suggested courses. When you meet with your advisor, we will make sure you understand these tools and how they work.
Check your official Columbia email and use an online calendar: Make note of course Add, Drop, Withdrawals deadlines
Become an active member of the Columbia community: Join a student organization, attend major events and network
Be proactive, not reactive: Use your resources, understand requirements, and take responsibility for your decisions