Academic Advising

Goodwin College Academic Advising builds collaborative relationships between the student and College community to support our diverse students as they explore and pursue career and personal goals. It is our mission to foster student success and retention by providing comprehensive and individualized one-on-one advisement sessions. During advisement sessions, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to select their courses within their plan of study, as well as make decisions on choice of major and academic goals. Advisors challenge, support, and encourage students to be active participants in their learning, development, and academic success.

All students are assigned to an academic advisor upon their enrollment in Goodwin College. Assignments are made based upon a student’s academic program. If a student changes his or her academic program, the advisor will likely change. Academic Advising plays a critical role in fulfilling the mission of Goodwin College as it builds collaborative relationships that assist students in exploring professional options and developing educational plans consistent with their academic and lifelong learning goals. Advisors also connect students to appropriate campus services and opportunities. The advisement process fosters a continuous advisor/student relationship that begins in the first semester and continues throughout the time the student is at Goodwin College.

All students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor throughout their college career. Students planning to transfer credit from an accredited institution or who wish to be considered for an award of credit for experiential learning should also meet with an academic advisor before registration to discuss options. In addition, students planning to continue their education should meet with their academic advisor to discuss transfer requirements, admission requirements and course planning. Advisors are available to:

  • Advise students on course selection;
  • Develop plans of study;
  • Add, drop, and withdraw students from classes;
  • Answer academic questions regarding courses and plans of study;
  • Counsel students if they are having academic difficulties;
  • Serve as a support system for enrolled students; and
  • Advise students on graduate school options.