Student Advising Center
Academic advising is a critical and collaborative component of the educational experience. It engages students in educational and career planning that will help them successfully navigate through their collegiate journey. Advisement is a cooperative effort that requires the guidance of the advisor and the acceptance of the student to achieve a schedule for completion of the education program best suited to the student's goals.
The mission of the academic advising program at GMC is to intentionally assist students in identifying, understanding and achieving educational, personal and professional goals by following a path of learning and discovery.
Each quarter there will be an opportunity for students to meet with their academic advisor to register for the next academic quarter. Early registration allows the student to pre-plan and develop the best academic schedule that complements their academic and personal needs.
- Discuss your goals and plans with your advisor so that the advisor may advise you on course work that supports such goals. If you plan to go to a specific senior college and know your intended major, that is important information for your advisor.
- Inform your advisor of any change in your program or degree plans. If you choose your plans for a major or concentration, let the advisor know.
- Plan with your advisor the pre-registration for the next quarter and possible registrations for future quarters. Print and use the program evaluations to help you plan course selections for future terms.
- If you find yourself in academic trouble, discuss the situation with your advisor.
- If you are having difficulty with your advisor, discuss the matter with the appropriate Advising Center Supervisor, Campus Dean, or the Executive Director.
- Keep a record of your advisement and registrations. Get a planning sheet for your degree program: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science.
- Discuss the difficulty level of the courses with your advisor and plan a registration that realistically fits your time, work schedule, and abilities.
- Don’t be shy about what you don’t know; ask questions and get answers.
- Discuss any academic trouble you have with the appropriate professor, your advisor, the faculty chairperson, or Academic Dean.