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Academic Advising

Academic advising is a developmental teaching process where an advisor and an advisee (student) enter into a collaborative, growth oriented relationship. This relationship is based on mutual trust and respect with an equal sharing of responsibility for the development of the advisee's education and career plans.

  • All full-time students who have declared a major will be assigned a faculty advisor during their first term. Students who are pre-Business will participate in group advising and will be assigned an individual advisor when they declare a concentration during the second term of their sophmore year.
  • All full-time students who are undecided/undeclared will be assigned an academic advisor from the Academic Success Center during their first term.
  • All full-time or part-time nontraditonal students (ie. 21 years or older) who are beginning an academic program will be advised by the Office of Advanced and Continuing Education.

"the ultimate responsibility for making decisions about educational plans and life goals rest with the individual student" (CAS, 1997).

Academic Majors and Minors  |  PItt-Johnstown Academic Integrity Guidelines

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Last Reviewed: April 19, 2006