Please Take Notice:
The College of William and Mary is closed between December 23 and January 2. The College and our office will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Please contact us again when we reopen for the 2014 academic year. You can reach us Monday-Friday, beginning January 2nd, between the hours of 8am & 5pm. We hope you have a happy season and a good new year.
About Academic Advising
Academic advising is vital for college student success and goal attainment.
The advising process plays an essential and unique role in the teaching and learning that leads to student achievement. Academic advisors interact with students and help them identify their interests, values, skills, and determine goals. Good academic advice challenges students to consider options beyond their own world view and helps them discover a path that leads to a career that is personally and professionally satisfying.
Advising at the College of William & Mary is a process where students interact with a network of faculty, university administrators, staff, and peers to learn more about the opportunities that exist across campus, in the local and global community, and hone skills desirable to employers and professional schools.
An advisor teaches students through active learning how to integrate their college experience with curricular and co-curricular activities. The advising process empowers students to become engaged in the campus and global community, solve problems, and critically think of their responsibilities as a student and as an educated democratic citizen.
(AAC&U, 2008; NACADA, 2006)