Academic Advisors and Advising
Upon receiving a student's application, the Admissions Office will send a Welcome Packet to acknowledge receipt of the application (as well as an e-mail confirmation) to inform the student of the resources available in academic advising. Each student will be assigned a Success Coach (Advisor) in the student's chosen program of study. An advisee’s progress will be monitored by the success coach/advisor; therefore, each student should seek the advice of the assigned success coach/advisor when questions arise regarding his or her program of study or requirements for program completion. The student must make an appointment to confer with his or her success coach/advisor prior to registering for classes.
It is the student’s responsibility to contact his or her success coach/advisor, ask questions about classes, parking, tutoring, grades, job market, etc., and work with the success coach/advisor in setting educational and career goals and planning schedules.
Success Coaches will make every effort to provide effective guidance to each assigned student in academic matters and to make a referral if the student needs assistance in other matters.
The final responsibility for meeting all academic degree requirements as well as institution requirements ultimately rests with the student.
New Student Orientation
All new curriculum students must complete New Student Orientation, which is offered through Canvas in an online format. Students will become familiar with campus regulations and policies governing student behavior, various departments on campus, academic information, grade distribution, program changes, and clubs and organizations for student participation. To begin New Student Orientation, click the following link: https://www.stanly.edu/future-students/online-learning/new-student-orientation/step-1-getting-started