The New Student Advising Office provides a centralized campus location to assist freshmen students who have not yet decided on a major with the scheduling of appropriate classes and leading to the declaration of a major.
Academic Advising focuses on assisting students in scheduling courses to fulfill general education requirements and / or lead to the students preferred area of study by:
*Appropriate referrals to campus and community services.
*Career and program decisions.
*Developing an educational plan leading to retention and success for degree completion.
*Scheduling and course selection.
A variety of services provided by Academic Advising include:
*Academic Advising for General Studies (Undecided Major)
*Academic Advising for Nursing Technology Applicants (Pre-Nursing)
*Compass Placement Testing and ACT Support
*First Year Experience Coordination and Support, including LA10001 (Gateway to Success)
*The Rio Early Notification System (Early Alerts)
The New Student Advising Office also facilitates advisor training for new full-time and part-time faculty.